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Mars-Di Gras

February 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am - February 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Dust off your spacesuit. It’s time to celebrate Mars-di Gras!

While the commonly-known Earthly festivities of Mardi Gras bring street festivals, masquerades, merriment, and lots of colorful beads to cities around the world, the Adler takes the festivities one giant step forward—TO SPACE!

We’re saying goodbye to Earth and heading to Mars for an out-of-this-world event. Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Adler super krewe is organizing another Mars-di Gras extravaganza.

Once again, we will bring the beads, band, and the science to this carnival of fun. You’ll be transported to the Red Planet, masquerade as the first Martians and experience first-hand what it would be like to live, work, and play on Mars.

–See It To Believe It: grab some 3D glasses to view a huge landscape of Mars, plus drop by our Space Visualization Lab to see other Mars-imaging
–Red Planet Race: “suit up” and race through a Martian obstacle course
–Dare to Compare Bean Bag Toss with bags weighted specifically for Earth and Mars
–The Great Crater Drop Challenge: how wide, deep, or impactful of a crater can you create?
–Mars Encounter: do hands-on science with a Mars specialist from the Jet Propulsion Lab
–Rover Robotics: program your Rover to move around Mars

Let the good times rove. You don’t want to miss this special mission to Mars!


February 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am
February 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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The Adler Planetarium


The Adler Planetarium
1300 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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