Your kids may have learned in school that as part of a two year research project, on August 6th the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover will land on Mars at 1:30 am. Before that happens, help them gain perspective on this galactic occurrence.
To celebrate this historic event in Boston, bring the family to the Museum of Science for their first ever Planetfest Boston. Take a close look at the Museum’s 1/3 scale model of Curiosity, check out live presentations about other Mars missions, and participate in activities focusing on space and planetary science, listen to live NASA briefings, watch special Planetarium shows and observe a temporary exhibit about the International Space Station.
Museum of Science’s Planetfest Boston will be held from Saturday-Monday, August 4-6, 2012, 11:30 am - 4:30 pm at the Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Design Challenges, Cahners ComputerPlace, and Charles Hayden Planetarium. It is included with Exhibit Halls admission, but planetarium shows require an additional ticket purchase.
If you are looking for more out-of-this-world fun, on August 17th Astronaut Stephen Bowen, a Cohasset native, will be at the Museum of Science for a free stargazing evening.