Mars: Planet of Robots Family Programming

This month the planet Mars will be joined by a new community of robots, including its first rotorcraft (helicopter) with NASA’s Perseverance mission, China’s Tianwen 1 mission and the United Arab Emirate’s Hope mission. Join us at the Space Centre on February 26th (evening), 27th (daytime) or February 28th (daytime) and learn about these new robots, and what scientists have discovered from the robots that are currently on Mars.

During your 60 minute visit you will have 30 minutes to explore the exhibits in our Cosmic Courtyard Gallery and learn about a fun craft to make at home. The other 30 minutes will be spent in our Observatory with a tour of our ½ metre Cassegrain telescope and a 15 minute presentation about different types of light.

This program is recommended for families with children ages 8+. Children must be accompanied by adults. One ticket must be purchased for each member of your group. Groups can have a maximum of 4 people. We recommend that you dress warmly as the Observatory can be cold.

Select your desired time slot and purchase a ticket for each member of your party. Groups can have a maximum of 4 people. Tickets are $10 per person plus taxes and fees. We will be hosting 8 people per time slot to allow for adequate social distancing.

February 26th (evening): register here
February 27th (daytime): register here
February 28th (daytime): register here

The safety of all visitors and staff is our priority. We want to welcome you in a safe and comfortable environment. We hope that you will enjoy being back at the Centre and reconnecting with our programs and activities.

Please arrive early to allow time for check-in out in front of the Space Centre.

PLEASE NOTE: All members of your group will be REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK. We will have disposable masks available if you need one.

See our COVID Guidelines for Visitors here.

Event Details

February 26, 2021 - 6:15pm to February 28, 2021 - 4:00pm