Frontiers of Flight Museum presents Red Planet Day Celebration
Frontiers of Flight Museum will celebrate Red Planet Day by honoring Mars, our celestial neighbor and fourth planet in the solar system. The museum will host an array of family-fun activities in recognition of Red Planet Day, a national celebration to commemorate the launch of Spacecraft Mariner 4 on Nov. 28, 1964. The 228-day mission brought the spacecraft within 6,100 miles of Mars on July 14, 1965. It also gave NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory an opportunity to launch a robotic interplanetary probe that sent back the first close-up photos of the Red Planet.
During Red Planet Day guests at the Frontiers of Flight Museum will enjoy a galaxy of activities including:
- SPOC Planetarium Trip to Mars: Step inside the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s Space Portal Odyssey Capsule (SPOC) and fly to Mars to explore the canyons and volcanos, visit its moons, explore your imagination and view what life would really look like on this Red Planet.
- Mars Society: The future looks red as NASA sets its sights on Mars, and the Mars Society will prepare your kids for the careers and opportunities that will be available in their lifetime on Earth and on Mars.
- Play-Well TEKnologies: Have a blast with fun activities brought to you from our friends at Play-Well TEKnologies. Can you hold your breath for 20 seconds? Assemble a circuit while wearing astronaut gloves? Jump over Martian-sized boulders? Challenge your physical and mental skills to see if you qualify to be one of the first humans to colonize Mars!
- Make your own Martian Station: The Frontiers of Flight Museum will provide the supplies, you provide the creativity, to build an out of this world alien! Instagram-worthy sets will be available for your Martian to pose in front of and explore.