To Missouri & Beyond: Space & Robots With Your Grandchild

Set out on an adventure of discovery in St. Louis, where you’ll build a robot, simulate a space mission, learn about constellations and inspire your grandchild to shoot for the stars!
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Program No. 2193560MEADV-0819
7 days
Starts at
1,199 / ADULT
949 / CHILD

At a Glance

Become an engineer, an astronaut and a mad scientist all in one week as you and your grandchild take on a LEGO robot programming challenge, a mission into outer space and rocket blast-off! Meet and learn from brilliant scientists and teachers at the St. Louis Science Center — one of the top four in the country — the Challenger Space Center, McDonnell Planetarium and Boeing Headquarters. Zoom into space and up to the top of the Gateway arch. Learn how to find Mars in the sky, and come back down to earth as you crawl and climb through chimneys, bridges, airplanes and other reclaimed objects at the amazing, eclectic City Museum.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
A great deal of walking and standing will be required at field study locations. A minimum of 1-2 miles per day of walking will be required. Plan on getting on and off a bus several times each day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Work together with your grandchild to program a robot using a LEGO Mindstorm kit.
  • Enjoy a simulated space mission at the Challenger Space Center, then build and launch your own rocket.
  • Spend a morning at City Museum — part playground, part fun-house, part architectural marvel — and take an afternoon ride to the top of the Gateway Arch.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-11. For a program for younger grandchildren (ages 6-8), check out "A Scientific World of Discovery With Your Younger Grandchild" (#22895).
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Page Jackson
Page Jackson is the Instructional Technology Coordinator, STEM Teacher and FIRST Lego League coach at Immanuel Lutheran School in St. Charles. She has a background in aeronautics and is passionate about getting people excited about Science and Technology. Page is an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time exploring with her husband and their four children as she can.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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