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Art, Nature, and Play Series: Rocket Day

July 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Saturday, July 24 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Most activities on Sundial Plaza

Free with museum admission

Join us as we celebrate 60 years of space travel, and the science that propels us! Build basic physical and chemical rockets, navigate tricky terrain with a lunar rover, construct a parachute to land safely on Mars, take core samples to find signs of ancient life, and count down to blastoff as we launch a model Saturn V into the sky. We’re aiming high using physics, chemistry, imagination, and ingenuity! 


Ongoing Activities (10:00 am – 4:30 pm)

  • Shoot Stomp Rockets (Sundial Plaza)
  • Drive Model Lunar Rovers (Sundial Plaza)
  • Take Core Samples (Sundial Plaza)
  • Launch Acid/Base Rockets (Sundial Plaza; starting at 11:00)
  • Zoom to the Stars (Secrets of the Forest, Middle Level)

Scheduled Activities

  • 11:00—Launch Acid/Base Rockets (Secrets of the Forest, Middle Level; then moving to Sundial Plaza)
  • 1:00—Rocket Launch! (Sundial Plaza)
  • 2:00—Design and Drop Parachutes (Secrets of the Forest, Middle Level)

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July 24, 2021
10:00 am - 4:30 pm