Millions and millions of people all over the world watched as Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, took his Blue Origin spacecraft outside of the Earth's atmosphere Tuesday morning. Well, that got me thinking back to when I was a kid, when I grew up during the age of the Space Shuttle and remember watching the first launch.

I also remember being in school the day of the Challenger disaster and how affected we all were by it.

Scott Lewis
Scott Lewis

It seems that folks love the idea of science and space travel, while it isn't something I aspire to (I would rather visit all of Europe before I think about leaving the planet) for many, it would be a dream come true.

Turns out that you don't actually have to leave Earth to learn more about space. You don't even have to leave the zip code to learn much, much more about the rest of the universe, and for that, we are privileged.

During my research on moving to Bozeman, the Montana Science Center caught my eye. Located at 2477 W Main, the place is a great start for those that are interested in space and science - plus, it's such a valuable and perfect resource for all of those science savvy kids in our community. They have day camps and summer camps and a whole lot of opportunities to learn in a really fun and hands-on way.


If this piques your interest at all then you will want to check out their website You will find out a ton of useful information like all of the different programs, hours, and all the info you need so you can plan your visit! With a ton of cool stuff for kids of all ages, it might just be the thing to inspire a future space traveler.

Until them, May the Force Be With You.

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