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A World Space Week Event!

Enjoy the movie Space Next and join Janet Ivey of Janet’s Planet for an out-of-this-world activity! You’ll get lively instruction and a fun, challenging item to make.

This month’s activity is: Build a Space Elevator! Just as engineers had to develop solutions for landing different kinds of vehicles on the Moon and Mars, you’ll investigate what it takes to go to space and follow the engineering design process to build your own shock-absorbing Space Elevator  using only uncooked spaghetti, string and tape! Here’s the challenge: the structure you build must be able to support the weight of one large marshmallow … and the only thing you cannot do is SKEWER the marshmallow with the spaghetti. Can you engineer the future? Make sure to have a measuring tape handy because the tallest structure wins a prize! This activity is great for ages 11 to 13. A supply list will be sent to participants in advance, so please register for this event today!

About Space Next:

The journey to reach the stars began with our earliest dreams of flying and led to landing on the Moon and sending a probe to Pluto. But that’s only the beginning. Space Next offers a glimpse into tomorrow, exploring the possibilities of what is to come by way of private space developments and national space programs. The result is a mesmerizing display of interplanetary excellence sure to inspire a generation of explorers, scientists and dreamers! Come discover what’s next. Suitable for all ages.

The event begins at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.

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