Novato, California: The Space Station Museum

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Address:
464 Ignacio Blvd., Novato, CA
Directions:
Pacheco Plaza Shopping Center, US Hwy 101 exit for Ignacio Blvd., head west, in the shopping center on the right between Marin Coffee and Boca Pizza.
Hours:
Sa-Su 12-4, Th-F 11-4, seasonal F 6-8, or by appt. (Call to verify)
Phone:
415-524-3940
Admission:
Free, donations accepted.
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The Space Station.

The Space Station Museum
Small museum exhibits space exploration items from the Soviet and American NASA programs: a Soyuz hatch, space shuttle astronaut suit, etc. Temporary closing for remodeling Fall 2019. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/07/2011]

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Holiday on the Moon.

Space Station Museum - Moon Holiday

The Space Station Museum has temporarily configured itself to emit signals of seasonal cheer. Stop in during the holidays and check out the NASA-themed Christmas Tree (which lights up if you speak a certain quote from "The Right Stuff"), the collection of space ornaments, and the nutcracker astronaut. The collection display fills two side-by-side store spaces in the Pacheco Shopping Plaza, staffed by knowledgeable volunteers. While some of the most precious spacesuit items can't be touched (such as a Russian cosmonaut pressure suit and cosmo-diaper), several pieces are available for tactual exploration, and there are a number of mannequins and photo cutouts for photo ops.

The Lunar Module replica is 9/10ths scale, and has been augmented with Christmas stockings and a wreath. The Lunar Rover replica is ready to transport sacks of presents.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/21/2014]

LEM model.

Space Station Museum

At its annual one-day Space Fest, the Space Station Museum unveiled its newest acquisition -- a 90% scale replica Lunar Excursion Module. In order to display it indoors, the owners of the shopping plaza housing the museum agreed to help it expand into a vacant adjacent store.

Outside in Pacheco Plaza, crowds gathered to meet a couple of real astronauts, climb in a jet pilot trainer from the USS Hornet, and safely gaze at the sun through a telescope.

The free museum displays a unique collection of artifacts from both the US and Russian space programs.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/02/2014]

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