The Lafayette Science Museum is offering the chance to get the thrill of being the first human to rocket into space as part of its activities in summer which encourage visitors to "Discover Your Inner Nerd."

As we begin turning to summer and the kids begin getting out of school, parents should be aware of some fun activities that will help make that summer time fly by, instead of drag on - keeping those kids active.

'"Discovering Your Inner Nerd' is all about learning," says Kevin Krantz with the Lafayette Science Museum. "It's all about education. It's all about tapping in to that something inside of you that wants to grow and embrace these things that we quite don't understand."

Krantz says "Leaving Earth - The Story of Space Travel" takes a look back at the history of space travel and how it went from just shooting up rockets into the sky to riding rockets into space.

Krantz also pointed out their Digital Planetarium "as being very similar to an IMAX experience. We have the whole universe as known to the American Museum of Natural History, as well as great programs where you sit back, have the surround sound, and the Dome literally disappears."

Krantz says kids can try their hand at docking a Space Shuttle to the International Space Station and test their motor skills with robotic arms. But the fun is not limited to only kids, but adults can take part too. "There's a little something for everybody...for the adults they can go in and they can immerse themselves in the content."

The Lafayette Science Museum is located in the heart of downtown Lafayette at 433 Jefferson Street. Museum hours are Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call 337-291-5544 for more information, visit the Museum's website at, or go to their Facebook page.

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