Mars and Beyond



  • Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Offering Format: Public Event
  • Recommended for grades 3 – 12 and adults
  • Museum of Science
  • Free with Exhibit Halls admission; purchase online


Enjoy a spectacular journey through the solar system and beyond, guided by scientists who design and work on real space missions. This fun-filled weekend event includes live presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on activities celebrating robotic and human space exploration. Come explore the surface of Mars from a rover's point of view, look for giant magnetic storms on the Sun, learn about planets orbiting other stars, and much more!

Ongoing activities in the Blue Wing, Level 1 and Blue Wing, Lower Level (11:00 am – 4:00 pm).

Live presentations on the Gordon Current Science & Technology Center Stage (11:30 am; 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm).

Image courtesy NASA/JPL