NASA (Ages 6-11)
Set your future space explorers on a trajectory from our Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system! This hands-on program for children ages 5-12 will bring them closer to the stars, planets, comets, and more. Learn about living in space, getting away from gravity, looking for space phenomena, and participate in a rocket launch!
Discover technology designed for outer space! Steer a laser beam through a laser maze, get a feel for radar technology, and discover everyday objects that were originally designed for use in space! Bring the excitement home with a Stereoscopic Viewer® with 3D images of space. Live the life of an astronaut as you suit up for space flight. Compare the temperatures on Neptune with Venus and practice an out-of-this-world team challenge! Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in this “mad” planetary tour! Work out your escape velocity to get away from gravity and bring it home with a Gravity Assisted Launcher®.
This stellar program is your ticket to the stars! Follow the life cycle of stars and see how constellations change when you travel across the galaxy. Learn to read a star chart and try your hand at following the skies to tell the time of year. Jump from star gazer to rocket scientist! Investigate the four forces of flight, and explore the science involved in rocket construction as you build your own Skyblazer Rocket® that you can take home! Learn what it takes to be a true globetrotter! Race a balloon rocket and design your own car engine as you learn about thrust. See the principles of propulsion at work in a real rocket launch, and build your very own Space Copter® to fly to the skies!
Eye on the Sky
Come take a closer look at asteroids, comets, satellites, and other lights in the night sky. Bring far-away objects into focus as you learn about the power of mirrors and lenses. Build a Space Telescope® to take home and participate in a sky gazing marathon! Next, go on a mission to explore the atmosphere on Earth, and beyond. Create a rainbow and make a sunset. Mix up various planetary atmospheres, one molecule at a time, and act out the weight of the atmosphere! Now that you've learned so much about the atmosphere, build and bring home a Meteorological Station® to forecast your local weather!
Space Space…the Final Frontier
What’s out in that vastness that we call ‘space?’ Explore our solar system, test for life in its outer reaches, and investigate the means of traveling to other planets in this down-to-earth study of the ‘space’ around us!
What is the Milky Way and how do we know what’s up there? Explore the celestial sphere, learn about celestial navigation, sundial, planisphere and even a refracting telescope while discovering the wonders of our solar system!