New Exhibit Now Open at Coca-Cola Space Science Center

COLUMBUS, Ga. --- Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center (CCSSC) opened a new exhibit experience Saturday, March 25 that promises visitors a taste of space.

“A Space Shuttle Odyssey” is an interactive space flight adventure. From the 27-seat Odyssey theatre, participants launch into space in seats that literally shake. During the 15-minute journey, ten high-definition displays from the front and above depict the Earth from orbit, the stars, flight data and more.

“A Space Shuttle Odyssey” was made possible by a $250,000 gift from WestRock.

“We are so grateful to have a partner like WestRock,” said Shawn Cruzen, executive director of CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center. “Together, we are providing inspiration to the next generation of science explorers, as well as creating a richer history and cultural experience for the region and visitors.”

CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center officially opened Odyssey to the public in true CCSSC fashion, with a celebration that included:

-- “A Space Shuttle Odyssey” shows every 20 minutes;
-- RED the Robot in action;
-- Super Science demonstrations;
-- Air Rocket construction and launches;
-- Omnisphere Theatre shows;
-- Solar observing; and
-- Door prizes.