INFINITY Science Center
From the moment you arrive at INFINITY, you will be caught up in the excitement of discovery! Located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, INFINITY Science Center is a non-profit science museum that also serves as the official visitor center for NASA Stennis Space Center. INFINITY encompasses a mix of exhibit space and hands-on experiential programming that seeks to be a place where guests can explore Earth and space through exhibits, tours through natural habitats and historic sites and citizen science programs. From the ocean’s depths to the farthest reaches of outer space, INFINITY unveils the sights, sounds, textures, and smells of great past discoveries, and offers a rare glimpse at future missions into uncharted space.
Indoors, guests can explore 35,000 square feet of exhibit space, including a Hurricane Prediction Lab, which teaches guests about the science of storms and how data is used in severe weather prediction. The Carnivorous Plants Conservatory showcases the region's indigenous meat-eating plants including the prevalent pitcher plant. Kids will love the Big Blue Blocks which teaches the fundamentals of engineering. Explore the Habitat Corridors to learn how the turtle crosses the road - and then try your hand at constructing your own bridge or road crossing.
Outdoors, take a stroll along INFINITY's Biome Boardwalk, which traverses 4 different biomes and natural habitats, and observe the native plants and wildlife along the way. Two observation decks provide a great place to rest and take in the sights and sounds of nature. During the spring and summer, INFINITY offers guided tram tours down the Possum Walk Trail, a 7-mile guided experiences that teaches guests about the ecology and history of the area. Marvel at the magnificence of the Apollo 19 Saturn V S-1C - an authentic artifact from the Apollo program that sent man to the moon.
When it's time to grab a bite, enjoy lunch in the INFINITY CaFe and then be sure to grab a souvenir at the Odyssey gift shop.
With exhibits continually updated, return trips to INFINITY are encouraged. Memberships are available. INFINITY is located next door to the Mississippi Welcome Center in Hancock County right off Interstate 10, Mississippi Exit 2 South (Hwy 607).