How do you protect an astronaut in the low-pressure environment of space? How do you study a celestial body like Mars? Investigate both these questions by participating in hands-on activities in programming and engineering design! Using LEGO Mindstorms and tablets, students work in teams to program robots to complete Mars exploration challenges. Students also design and build pressure suits for marshmallows, solving the problem of astronaut protection.

This program is for students ages 10+ and will require working together in small groups.

There will be two program times: 9:15am & 11:30am*. Program length is 1.5hrs and space is limited to 30 students each.

Students ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Please make other arrangements for siblings under the age of 10 as physical space is limited within the program area. Future homeschool days will be geared toward younger students.

$5 per Connections member; adult chaperones are free.
Tickets will not be available at the door.

*11:30 timeslot is SOLD OUT

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Please note: This event is for Connections members only. You will need your child’s 7 digit Connections member number, which appears on his/her Boarding Pass, to register for this event. If you do not know his/her member number email us at or give us a call at 206-768-7239.