Field trips, events and tours
SESE is training the next generation of explorers and citizen scientists. We engage the minds of our students, and by making our research available to all, we also engage the minds of our community. Through a variety of informal science education and public outreach (E/PO) activities, field trips, teacher workshops, and partnerships with local schools, we are increasing the science literacy of our community.
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Plan a visit to SESE
For school groups, we offer a K-12 field trip experience that includes a variety of science-themed activities and a 3-D astronomy show.
Those visitors interested in seeing our various labs and facilities should schedule a tour as many of our facilities have limits on how many visitors can be accommodated. Our new building ISTB 4 offers several interactive exhibits on the first two floors which are open during normal business hours.
Visit and Tour
Events (view calendar)
|3-D ASTRONOMY SHOWS||EARTH & SPACE OPEN HOUSE
|Compelling 3-D experience for all ages.
View the Marston Exploration Theater calendar for a list of shows
|Telescope viewing and more held the last Friday of each month|
|CENTER FOR METEORITE STUDIES||EARTH & SPACE EXPLORATION DAY
|Largest university collection of meteorites||Annual fall family event with a variety of hands-on activities|
|GALLERY OF SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION (ISTB 4)||EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS
|Interactive, kiosk-style exhibits encouraging scientific exploration||Variety of educational programs for all ages!|
|K-12 FIELD TRIP PROGRAM||NIGHT OF THE OPEN DOOR
|Half-day enrichment experience designed to reinforce the spirit of scientific inquiry and exploration||An evening of hands-on science fun!|
|LROC FACILITY||PUBLIC LECTURES & EVENTS
|Tour the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera facility||Lectures and events covering a wide-range of science topics|
|MARS SPACE FLIGHT FACILITY
||The Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies|
|Facility tour, displays, and Mars Rover model||Images and maps from all major U.S. spacecraft missions|