An exciting, scenario-based space science experience for Grade 5 and 6 students.

Inspire future scientists and engineers by taking a trip to VSSEC's Scientific Research Base on Mars. 

The program includes and on-line, pre-visit project for students to complete in the classroom, and a half-day visit to VSSEC.

  • At VSSEC, students are issued with flight suits, watch a movie that flies them to Mars and sets the scene for the scientific mission in the Space Laboratory.
  • Students are engaged in a wide range of science activities using sophisticated computer and communications technology.
  • All students have the oppoortunity to work as astronauts and in Mission Control.
  • This program encourages collaborative learning and teamwork, and provides a rich science experience that builds core skills as defined in the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) Level 4.


This program can be booked in conjunction with Serious Science Sessions to make a complete day of activities for two classes. Contact us to discuss possibilities

At a Glance

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    Min students per mission: 12
    Max students per mission: 24

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    Cost: $18 per student plus GST (Price includes pre-mission training program, all materials used during the program and the use of flight suits). $50 deposit required to secure booking.

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    For students in Primary

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Primary Expedition to the M.A.R.S. Base