Mars exhibit awes Florida Today

Learn about Mars and you learn about Earth. So says Dr. Steven Lee, expert on the Red Planet and scientific advisor for MarsQuest, an interactive exhibition on view through May 6 at the Orlando Science Center. “We want to present ‘Mars, the National Park,’ ” Lee said. “We want to take people to a few places on the surface that are a lot like Earth – volcanoes, polar caps, clouds, dry riverbeds. People can relate to that.” The sleek exhibition – with a concept strong on scientific fact, working in concert with solid visual design – provides visitors with astute insights into our solar system’s fourth and third planets. It features 16 interactive displays, five computer stations, two videos, seven scale models and a theater with high-definition video images of Mars.