Once again the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) welcomes the public to its annual Open House. This highly anticipated event is your chance to get an inside look at one of the world’s premier research facilities focused on exploration – both of Earth and the universe beyond.
The theme for this year’s Open House is “Great Journeys,” which seems appropriate given the many exciting projects undertaken by the lab, such as the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover. The event is designed so that visitors can “…share in the wonders of space through high-definition and 3-D videos, live demonstrations, interactions with scientists and engineers, and a first look at JPL’s new Earth Science Center.”
When: Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days
Where: JPL is located at 4800 Oak Grove Drive in Pasadena, off the 210 (Foothill) Freeway at the Berkshire Avenue/Oak Grove Drive exit.
Parking is available near the Oak Grove main gate and the eastern boundary of JPL, accessible from Windsor Avenue via the Arroyo Boulevard exit off the 210 Freeway.
Cost: Admission and parking are free
Online: JPL web site
Want to learn more about JPL? You can read the article I wrote last year after touring the facility.