A Ticket to Explore JPL
Online ticket registration is Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 9 a.m. PDT

Updated on April 7, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. PDT

Because of overwhelming response, all tickets for the Explore JPL event have been distributed.

Other opportunities to visit JPL are available via the public tours website at: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/tours/views/

WHAT: Tickets to this year's "Explore JPL" event at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, will be available to the public online on April 7, 2018. Tickets are free, but very limited, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, with a maximum of five tickets per requestor.

No one will be admitted without a ticket. Visitors to JPL during the event -- to be held June 9-10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.-must have their tickets in hand, and anyone age 18 or over must show a matching legal ID. Tickets are not transferable and cannot be sold.

The tickets -- which will be for specific time slots -- will be available online at 9 a.m. PDT (noon EDT) on Saturday, April 7. The maximum number of tickets per requestor is five, and orders for more than five tickets may be subject to cancellation. In addition, tickets must be reserved for specific names.

At "Explore JPL," visitors will have the opportunity to see, among other things, a life-sized model of InSight -- the next mission to Mars, scheduled to launch in May -- and Mars rovers, plus JPL's machine shop, where precise parts are made for spacecraft. This event coincides with the 60th anniversary of NASA. The agency was created in 1958.

Although children under two do not require a ticket, experiences at the event are not intended for very young guests.

Vehicles entering NASA/JPL property are subject to inspection. Visitors cannot bring these items to NASA/JPL: weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets and all types of skates, skateboards and Segways. Bicycling to NASA/JPL is welcomed, but not inside the event, as the venues are crowded with pedestrians. Bike racks will be provided near the main entrance. No bags, backpacks or ice chests are allowed, except small purses and diaper bags. Drones are not allowed to fly over NASA/JPL under any circumstances.

Follow @NASAJPL on Twitter and Instagram, and join the conversation by using the hashtag #ExploreJPL.

WHEN: Online ticket registration isSaturday, April 7, 2018 at 9 a.m. PDT

WHERE: For more information, visit:


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Esprit Smith / Jane Platt
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
818-354-4269 / 354-0880
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