Celebrate the science and innovation of Mars

The National Air and Space Museum's annual Mars Day! celebrates the Red Planet with educational and fun activities for all ages that expose visitors to the latest developments in planetary science. Hear from scientists active in Mars research and mission planning and learn about current and future missions.

Until next year's programming is announced, enjoy these online resources. 

#EZScience Launching to Mars with NASA's Perseverance Rover In this of #EZScience, learn about the upcoming launch of Perseverance. Dr. E and Dr. Z talk about the technological advancements of the newest Mars rover (and helicopter!). Watch Now Flights of Fancy Mission to Mars Gather your little ones for story time with the National Air and Space Museum. Museum educator Ann Caspari will read the original story "Mission to Mars. We have sent landers and rovers to Mars, but we never have sent humans to explore the Red Planet. We return to our three friends as they imagine what it would be like to plan a trip, build a rocket, and travel on a mission to Mars. Flights of Fancy Storytime is made possible through the generous support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. More Flights of Fancy Videos