Monday, Apr 1, 2013 9:00 am through Friday, Apr 5, 2013 4:00 pm
Discover the wonders of space during the Fleet’s Spring Break Camps! Explore the mysteries of our solar system in our new “Great Balls of Fire” exhibition, learn about space travel by building rockets and blast off on a simulated mission to the International Space Station in our Nierman Challenger Learning Center. Sign up for a single day or enroll for the entire week.
April 1–5, 2013
Grades 1–2: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Grades 3–4: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Member: $43 per day
Non-member: $48 per day
April 1: The Terrestrial Planets
Investigate our closest neighbors in the solar system. Why is Venus so hot? Can we really build a space station on Mars? Find out the answers to these questions and many more.
April 2: The Gas Giants
Identify intriguing characteristics of the outer planets in our solar system. Discover what Saturn’s rings are made of, explore the moons of Jupiter, and investigate the weather on Neptune.
April 3: Comets, Meteors and Asteroids
Have you ever wondered what comets are made of? Investigate comets, meteors and asteroids, with hands-on experiments and a visit to our “Great Balls of Fire” exhibition.
April 4: Fly to Space!
Experience what it’s like to live and work like an astronaut! Travel to the International Space Station in our Nierman Challenger Learning Center, create your own astronaut gear and design tools to make life in space a little less complicated.
April 5: Rocket Science
3.2.1. Blast off! Launch into this hands-on day of rocketry while uncovering the propulsion principles that send real rockets into space. Design, build and launch all types of rockets and other spacecraft.