Saturday, January 30, 2010
The secret of Room 401 at Pacific Science Center can now be revealed! Growing inside the light emitting casket were food plants; yes, hydroponically cultivated plants for our new exhibit “Facing Mars”, which opens today, January 30.
Answering the questions, “What would you eat on a three year voyage to Mars”, the hydroponic garden is growing soybeans, peppers, tomatoes and peas. Life Sciences’ horticulturists are nuturing the vegetables in a special liquid nutrient, while giving the sprouts the required amount of light to thrive on a space journey without seasons. Could you live on hydroponically grown food?
The hydroponic garden is only one of 28 thought-provoking displays in the “Facing Mars” exhibit. Come explore “Facing Mars.” Let this exhibit trigger your imagination and watch our garden grow!