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Hagley Museum to host Invention Convention this weekend

Jan 16, 2019

Hagley Museum is taking a deeper dive into all things space this weekend, including why some astronauts say space smells like car exhaust.

It’s part of the museum’s 2019 Invention Convention with the theme “Living In Space.”

“We’re celebrating our 20th year this year. And it celebrates the creativity of young visitors and introduces them to the process of invention, which is near and dear to us at Hagley,” said Tanya Looney - the manager of science and educational programming at Hagley.

Looney says this year’s event will feature a variety of fun activities while exploring how astronauts, cosmonauts and others survive in outer space.


“We’re going to explore how human bodies survive in microgravity. And remember our bodies evolved in gravity, so we’re going to ask and answer some of the funny questions like what does outer space smell like? You can chat with a military pilot. You can also get up close and personal with a real space suit,” Looney said.

The Invention Convention is this Sunday, Jan. 20 and Monday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


You can read more about the Invention Convention here.