Video conference technology and green screens further enhance the museum’s outreach capabilities, providing an avenue to STEM education that has no reliance on geographic barriers and travel costs. The museum is now able to connect its programs with people around the world. The STEM Center also allows for much greater participation in the Astronaut Camp and Young Astronaut programs. It is used during special events and has become a major driver of increased attendance.
NASA installed special exhibits in the STEM Center during the museum’s 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Apollo 11 Mission to the moon in July 2019. More than 10,000 people visited the museum during the 10-day celebration.