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".

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

2023 Activity:

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 10AM-10:45AM, 2PM-2:45PM
Sunday 10AM-10:45AM

White tent behind Furnace Creek Visitor Center

Last updated: January 25, 2023

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Death Valley, CA 92328


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