On Earth, wherever there is life, there is water. Are there other places in our solar system that might contain water and perhaps life? Discover what scientists have learned about life in extreme environments on Earth and how this suggests what kind of life we look for in our Solar System and beyond.
An array of interactive exhibits invite visitors to move from one extreme Earth environment to the next as they explore each environment’s unique characteristics and discover one or more organisms that live there. A final link between understanding life on Earth and searching for life beyond may come from remote exploration within the solar system. Such exploration in space has revealed locations that may be quite similar to extreme environments here on Earth, with liquid water and the potential for life.