Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Mars Day!

This event takes place in July every year at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC

MARS DAY! is an annual National Air and Space Museum event that celebrates the Red Planet with a variety of educational and fun family activities. Visitors can also talk to scientists active in Mars research and learn about current and future missions.

Here are some of the kinds of things you can expect:
  • One-on-one interaction with scientists who are active in Mars research and mission planning.
  • Real meteorite from Mars.
  • The latest Curiosity news from a science team member.
  • Amazingly detailed images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and views of the surface of the planet in 3-D.
  • Hands-on educational activities about the geology of Mars and more.

Mars Day! is made possible by the generous support of BAE Systems.