OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Day at the Children's Museum Tucson


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Come celebrate the return of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft and a sample of rocks and dust from the asteroid Bennu at the Children's Museum Tucson!

Watch video footage of the capsule landing and retrieval (from earlier in the day) and engage in space art and science activities:

  • Collect, analyze, and take home your own simulated asteroid sample
  • Imagine and create your own planet, asteroid or star, to add to our Tucson Space Exploration Mural
  • Create your own model asteroid
  • Meet scientists who work on the OSIRIS-REx mission
  • OSIRIS-Rex posters and other giveaways and more

Imagine you have a magic spaceship that can take you on an incredible journey through space! If you could visit any planet or star in the universe, which one would you choose? Use your creativity and imagination to color and bring to life the planet or asteroid you would love to explore. Draw yourself in your magical spaceship, ready for an extraordinary cosmic adventure! What would the colors be like on your chosen planet, asteroid, or star? Let your imagination soar as you create your dream destination among the stars!

OSIRIS-REx logo.

Contact Info & Links

Shesh Vinay




Children's Museum Tucson,
200 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ