Search for Life Beyond Earth

On Earth, wherever there is life, there is water. Are there other places in our solar system that might contain water and perhaps life? Discover what scientists have learned about life in extreme environments on Earth and how this suggests what kind of life we look for in our Solar System and beyond.

An array of interactive exhibits invite visitors to move from one extreme Earth environment to the next as they explore each environment’s unique characteristics and discover one or more organisms that live there. A final link between understanding life on Earth and searching for life beyond may come from remote exploration within the solar system. Such exploration in space has revealed locations that may be quite similar to extreme environments here on Earth, with liquid water and the potential for life.

Exhibits include:

Will We Find Life on Mars?
Will We Find Life on Europa?
Will We Find Life on Titan?
Will We Find Life Beyond Our Solar System?
What Is Alive?
To Find Life, Look for Water

You will find the Educator Guides here.