Museum, planetarium opening set for Oct. 15 The Daily Advertiser

Soon, a trip to Mars will be as close as downtown Lafayette. October 15 is the scheduled opening date for the new Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium on Jefferson Street, Museum Administrator Mary Henderson said Thursday. Mars Quest is expected to be the first large temporary exhibit at the museum. Visitors will be able to drive a Mars Rover over a simulated Martian surface and learn about space travel through the exhibit.