Museum Hours: Mon - Sat, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm & Sun, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Socially Distanced, Outdoor Science Saturday – Exploring Planet Earth

Explore our home planet–sun, wind, weather and water–with cool hands-on activities for the whole family!


Join science facilitators from the Nevada Space Center for an adventurous exploration of Planet Earth! Become “astronauts” exploring our home planet. We’ll combine hands-on activities to learn about the sun, water and weather, including a look at the Truckee River, a close neighbor to the National Automobile Museum. All activities will take place outdoors, all participants are required to wear masks, and hands-on activities will all be pre-packaged for each family group participating. Limited to eight family groups (because of health and safety restrictions, tickets will be sold per family group, not per person, and must be pre-booked). Tickets are required for all participants, students and guardians, and participants under 13 must be accompanied by at least one guardian per six students. Activities are targeted for 3rd through 6th grade students but fun for the whole family!

Program activities start at 9:30 a.m. and do not repeat. After activities, visit the rest of the museum at your own pace!

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