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Astro Adventure Online

Maryland Science Center
Feb. 13, 12 - 4pm
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Go on an outer space adventure at home!

Join the Maryland Science Center for Astro Adventure Online, presented by Transamerica! Explore the universe like an astronomer by making a constellation view. Colonize the Red Planet and build your very own Martian base. Discover the wonders of meteor showers and more!

How do I participate in Astro Adventure Online?

Join us here, where activities will be posted according to a schedule. You can also get access to all activities on our Facebook page at the scheduled times.


12:00pM – Meteor shower

Learn about meteors and explore crater formation with this far-out activity.

Science at Home Activity

1:00pM – behind the scenes of the davis planetarium

Have you ever wondered how the planetarium at the Maryland Science Center works? Go behind the scenes and find out!

Video Tour

2:00pM – Constellation Keychain

Get familiar with the constellations and stargaze at any time of the day!

Science at Home Activity

3:00pM – Mars Mission challenge

We’re building a new community —on Mars! Leave your mark on the Red Planet and tackle some unique engineering challenges to help our Martian community be a success!

Design Challenge


  • Balls of different sizes and weights (marbles, ping-pongs, tennis balls, etc.)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Tray or bin with tall sides
  • Flour or sand
  • Ruler
  • Brass fasteners, yarn, or string
  • Cardstock or lightweight cardboard (like an empty cereal box)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Flashlight
  • Printed copy of Constellation Patterns 
  • Paper
  • Pencils, markers, or crayons