The Museum of Science and Curiosity folds science and discovery into the story of Sacramento and California. Its wide range of galleries encourages visitors to investigate their daily lives and communities with a scientific eye.
In Destination Space, visitors can put themselves on the surface of the moon with a face-tracking application that captures their portrait and displays it inside a real NASA space suit. Or they can peer through the periscope of Martian settlement or pilot a rover in search of extraterrestrial water.
In Water Challenge, a gesture-responsive map of California lets visitors select time periods, triggering projection-mapped videos that tell the story of how water shapes the state’s past, present, and future. Further into the gallery, visitors can explore California’s vital wetlands as a kayaking wildlife photographer or enter a waste treatment center to filter and purify water before it returns to the river.
In Powering Change, visitors see the city of Sacramento illustrated and transformed into a 10-foot tall, 43-foot long, interactive, projected mural spanning the gallery’s walls. The cityscape is filled with minigames that invite visitors to make infrastructure changes to help Sacramento reach net-zero carbon. At Stories from Around the World, young climate activists from locations such as Arequipa, Sacramento, and Nairobi remind visitors of all ages that they too can change the world.