Lunar and Planetary Institute


Free fun space science activities for child and pre-teen programming

Explore! provides hands-on space science activities and supporting resources for out-of-school time programs at libraries, camps, museums, planetariums, librarians, and clubs. Use Explore! to engage children and pre-teens in the wonders of lunar exploration; the planets Earth, Jupiter, and Mars; rockets; staying healthy in space; and more!

  • The hands-on activities are easy, use readily available materials, and require little preparation time.
  • The topics are designed to be flexible for different programs, including summer sessions, after-school programs, festivals, science days, and family events.
  • Activities can be modified to fit the time available.

Please subscribe to LPI’s Email Newsletters and select Explore! Earth and Space Science for Out-of-School Time Programs.


Activities by Category

Jupiter's Family Secrets

Life on Mars

Marvel Moon

Shaping the Planets

Health in Space

Mars: Inside and Out!

Explore! Ice Worlds!

Explore! Earth's Climate

All About Ice

To the Moon

Space Exploration


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