Science of the Stars: Astronomy Exploration With Your Grandchild

Get scientific in Oregon and Washington, as you and your grandkid learn all about astronomy, aviation and geology from science experts, at the planetarium and beyond!
Program No. 23637RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,449 / ADULT
899 / CHILD

At a Glance

Launch into learning with your grandchild as you study all kinds of things you might find in the sky, from rockets and airplanes, to meteorites, stars and planets. This sky-high adventure will take off in Oregon and bring you and your grandkid to Washington, as you visit museums and science centers to learn from the pros! Build your own rockets and telescopes together, as you learn about aviation, astronomy, geology and more!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Boarding coach; walking up to a mile, standing up to two hours.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Venture to the Planetarium Sky Theatre to learn more about the planets in our solar system and make your own telescope to take home!
  • Blast off your own paper rocket during a rocket-making and launching lab at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.
  • Find out why science “rocks” at the Museum of Rocks & Minerals during a hands-on meteorite activity.
Featured Expert
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Carolyn Best
Of all the joys in Carolyn’s life, the two greatest are her grandchildren and her adventurous travels. After three distinct careers in nursing, fashion and nannying, it was time to pursue her dream of traveling. Carolyn has sky-dived in Hawaii, sailed across the Atlantic in a 65-foot boat, hiked in Zion with her grandsons and traveled internationally to Russia, China and Spain. With Road Scholar, Carolyn loves to share the Pacific Northwest with adventurous people who have a lust for life and can-do attitudes.

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

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