Death Valley Dark Sky Festival Family Programs

A child attaches a balloon to a paper cup supported by popsicle sticks with a woman in the background.
Children have fun while learning basic engineering skills building a "Mars Lander".

NPS/Stephanie Lamar

Participate in hands-on activites for the whole family! Activites are typically co-lead by Death Valley National Park Rangers and NASA scientists.

Build A Mars Lander
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/NPS
Become a NASA engineer! Design, build, and land your own “spacecraft” on Mars. Suitable for all ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a caretaker.

Saturday & Sunday
**Saturday tent activities cancelled due to strong winds**
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
White tent behind Furnace Creek Visitor Center

Last updated: March 1, 2024

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