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Blast Off

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This is an all-in-one activity kit available for pre-order and pickup or restricted delivery. Supplies are limited. Questions? Contact Director of Operations Lindsay Jones at

  • Kit Type: Box Kit
  • Ages: 4+ with Adult
  • Cost: $25 Each
  • Availability: Deadline Passed
  • Online Ordering: Aug. 21-24
  • Contactless Pickup: Aug. 26
  • Free Delivery: Aug. 26 (Charlottesville Addresses Only)

Ready for liftoff? Count down to your own at-home space voyage with four hands-on STEAM activities! Mold a galaxy in the palm of your hand with sensory-rich Galactic Goo glitter slime; connect star beads to recreate night-sky constellations (or create your own) with Constellation Creation; take a deep breath and launch a rocket into the atmosphere as you explore Newton's Laws of Motion with the Straw Rocket; and create colorful Cosmic Swirl chalk art as you explore the spiral shape of the Milky Way, the galaxy containing our own Solar System!

Note: This kit includes a small sampling of activities from our Space Camp virtual camp. If your child is registered for that camp, we suggest waiting for a later kit.

Ordering Closed

Details about pickup/delivery will be sent to the email address provided at checkout.

What’s Included?

The “Blast Off” kit contains:

  • 4 Hands-On Activities: Galactic Goo Glitter Slime, Constellation Creation, Straw Rocket, Cosmic Swirl Chalk Art
  • All Necessary Activity Materials
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

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