Friday, February 6, 2015

An Out of This World Experience at the Corvette Museum

Comets, Asteroids, Meteors: Great Balls of Fire Exhibit presented by U.S. Bank, running from February 6 - May 10, 2015

How did our solar system form? What are comets and asteroids made of? Why did the dinosaurs go extinct? The Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors exhibit at the National Corvette Museum, presented by U.S. Bank, answers these questions and many more in an interactive experience that's out of this world!

“The Great Balls of Fire Exhibit is very hands on, informative and makes learning fun for all ages,” said Education Coordinator, Kellie Steen. “Each year we bring a kid, family and school-group focused exhibit to the Museum to provide additional educational opportunities. We appreciate the support of U.S. Bank to help bring this special exhibit to Bowling Green.”

Asteroids and comets are messengers from space that have had a significant effect on Earth's history and are likely to influence the future as well. Visitors make comparison between the risk of asteroid or comet impacts and the risk of more familiar natural disasters such as tsunamis, tornados, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The exhibit weaves in stories of individual scientists whose work has furthered the study of asteroids and comets. Scientists, whose formative years included amateur explorer activities, will also be highlighted. There is something to learn for visitors of all ages.

“U.S. Bank contributes to the strength and health of our communities by supporting projects in the areas of education, economic opportunity, and artistic and cultural enrichment,” said U.S. Bank Regional President Craig Browning. “We are proud to partner with the National Corvette Museum to bring this special exhibit to South Central Kentucky.”

A visit to the National Corvette Museum is like enjoying two museums in one. Groups will get to experience not only the special Great Balls of Fire exhibit, but also Corvette displays - an important part of Kentucky and American history, and a KidZone with automotive-themed activities. The Museum offers self-guided tours, or guided tour are available for groups of 10 or more.

This special exhibit will be held in the Museum’s Exhibit Hall from February 6 - May 10, 2015.
For more info on this or other upcoming exhibits at the museum, visit the website at or contact the museum at 270-781-7973.