Summer has arrived to Novato and there are plenty of fun activities the whole family can enjoy in the area. The beach, local shopping centers and museums. We think you would find the Space Station Museum interesting.
Space Station Museum
The Space Station Museum is a privately funded, volunteered staffed space exploration museum that is operated by the 501c3 non-profit corporation, "The W Foundation". TWF owns one of the largest private collections of U.S., Russian and Soviet space exploration artifacts. The organization has attracted legendary figures such as Apollo 12 Astronaut Dick Gordon, award-winning actor Bill Pullman and video game designer Will Wright to its Board of Advisors.
It is located in the Pacheco Plaza, a shopping center located in the upscale Ignacio neighborhood of Novato.
The museums mission is to have permanent space exhibits in the Bay Area to help educate children about the exciting history of space exploration, and to increase the public's understanding that a strong global commitment toward future space travel is an important key to accelerating our civilization's development. The emphasis will be on the history of space exploration, and how discoveries in science and technology allowed the U.S. to be a leader in space travel.
This is especially important in California, because this state was the birthplace of America's spacecraft such as the X-Planes, the Apollo Command Module, the Space Shuttle, the Hubble Telescope, Spaceship One, the Space X Falcon Rocket and the robotic rovers that are currently roaming Mars.