Washington D.C.

STEM in D.C.: Sun & Stars With Your Grandchild

See the stars in their eyes as you and your grandchild learn all about celestial science, and find out how technology helps humankind learn more about the sky above us.
Program No. 23707RSBLOG
6 days
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
899 / CHILD

At a Glance

Reach for the sky on this star-studded adventure with your grandchild in Washington, D.C. You’ll work together as lab partners during hands-on workshops to find out about the fundamental forces of gravity, tension and physics and how they apply to real world situations. Then go on field trips to places like the National Air & Space Museum, a local observatory and a NASA flight center to meet astronomers and NASA scientists. Then enjoy some nighttime star gazing as you spot constellations, watch for shooting stars and make lifelong memories together.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Boarding motor coach, public transportation, standing, walking up to two miles.
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 ...

  • Meet a real-life Astronomer to find out how to study the sky; then take part in a solar observation with a special sun-filtered telescope!
  • Walk through the history of human flight, from hot air ballooning to fighter jets and the world’s first supersonic airplane at the Udvar Hazy Museum in an airplane hangar.
  • Stroll through towering, full-size rockets in the “Rocket Garden” at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and hear what it’s like to work for NASA.
Suggested Reading List
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