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.
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!
2:00pM – Constellation Keychain
Get familiar with the constellations and stargaze at any time of the day!
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!
- Balls of different sizes and weights (marbles, ping-pongs, tennis balls, etc.)
- Aluminum foil
- Tray or bin with tall sides
- Flour or sand
- Brass fasteners, yarn, or string
- Cardstock or lightweight cardboard (like an empty cereal box)
- Printed copy of Constellation Patterns
- Pencils, markers, or crayons