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Earth and Space Exploration Day is a free annual fall event hosted by the School of Earth and Space Exploration on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus inside/outside Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV. The SESE community offers special science-related activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for students aged 5 and up, families, educators and anyone interested in exploring Earth and space.
More than 40 exhibitors will participate in the annual Earth and Space Exploration Day. One of the biggest attractions is ISTB 4 with its Gallery of Scientific Exploration offering a variety of interactive exhibits and the Marston Exploration Theater, which will be running 3D astronomy shows.
Each year, the SESE community brings to life its research through innovative hands-on activities as part of this special Earth and Space Exploration Day. SESE’s research portfolio includes projects on every continent of the world, and extends to the Moon, Mars, Mercury and beyond. We are taking photos of the lunar surface with special cameras, sampling the Red Planet using robotic rovers, studying earthquakes big and small, investigating mud volcanoes in Indonesia and much, much more!
• 3D Astronomy Shows
Held in the Marston Exploration Theater. Show times to be determined. Tickets will be distributed at entry and the front desk.
• Is Your Meteorite for Real?
Experts from the Center for Meteorite Studies to examine your rock specimens to determine if they are meteorites.
• For Educators
Free teacher resources will be available as well as contacts for outreach and more educational interactions with ASU scientists and students.
We provide students with a "passport" that is stamped upon completion of an activity. After the event, some teachers and troop leaders collect the "passports" and award extra-credit or badges based upon the number/types of passport stamps.
We encourage educators to visit to collect teacher packets, hand-outs, supplies, posters, etc.
What are my parking options?
ASU's Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV, the home of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, is located near the intersection of Rural and Terrace Road in Tempe on the east side of campus. This seven-story structure is ASU’s largest research facility and is accessible on foot via Orange Street and McAllister Avenue.
Public parking for this event is free in any ASU lot south of University Avenue. The most convenient parking is available in the Rural Road Parking Structure on Lemon Street and Rural Road just east of ISTB4. From the parking structure, walk west and enter ISTB4 through the glass doors on the north side of the building.
If arriving by Light Rail, exit at the "University and Rural Road" stop.
Do I need to print my Eventbrite ticket(s)?
Please help us to be more green and avoid printing your registration ticket(s). Instead, be sure to check-in at event registration with your last name.