New exhibit opens at Infinity Science Center

The Infinity Science Center in Pearlington offers an out of this world experience for its 60,000 annual visitors. This afternoon a new exhibit opened.

The Infinity Science Center in Hancock County has been inspiring space enthusiasts since its opening. Thanks to BP restoration funds totaling $9.8 million, the newest exhibits are bringing people back down to Earth. Executive Director John Wilson said, “We’ve been the recipient of the Natural Resource Assessment Early Restoration Funds and through this opportunity we’ve been able to build some incredible new exhibits in our Earth gallery.”

Those exhibits range from an environmental monitoring station to diving deep into ocean explorer where you take a simulated ride 4,000 feet down to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico where you have the chance to save the day and a hurricane prediction lab.

In South Mississippi, we know hurricanes pretty well, but have you ever wanted to create your own? Now at Infinity you have that opportunity using their new technology. All you have to do is put your knowledge to the test, input the right ingredients, and see if you can get your own tropical cyclone spinning.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience a new 3D theater and hands on lab experiments. “We’re going to be doing biology as you can see right here. We’ve got biology, microbiology, and we’re also going to be doing physics labs this summer and just getting kids in and getting them experience.”

Which is all part of Infinity’s mission. “At the end of the day, our goal is to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers, and engineers.”

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