Animated illustration of the Mars rover Curiosity rolling on the Red Planet


Saturday, December 15, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Columbia Memorial Space Center, Downey, California

Target Audience:

Teachers for grades 4-12


NASA's InSight lander and the Mars 2020 rover, currently in development at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, are posed to unveil all-new mysteries about the Red Planet. Get familiar with the processes that scientists and engineers use to design Mars missions and build a landing system to ensure the spacecraft arrive safely – all to advance our understanding of the Red Planet.

› Register online

Or register by calling (562) 231-1200 during operating hours.


  • Pre-registration is required.
  • This workshop is FREE for all pre-service and fully credentialed teachers.
  • Participants are required to bring in their teacher or student ID the day of the workshop.
  • Lunch will be provided.

This free workshop is offered through the City of Downey Columbia Memorial Space Center, a hands-on learning center dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of science and innovation to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, in partnership with NASA/JPL Education.

Can't attend the workshop? Explore these standards-aligned lessons online!