NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, invites the public to its annual Open House on October 10-11, 2015. The event is free of charge and takes visitors on a “ride” through the wonders of space.
It’s not unusual for up to 20,000 people per day to come to JPL during Open House. Visitors have great experiences, but making the visit enjoyable may require patience -- and planning. For those coming in person, here are some suggestions to get the most out of your day:
Arrive early and be patient as Oak Grove Drive is the only entrance that will be open.
Keep in mind that most experiences at JPL’s Open House are not intended for the very young.
Need help? Look for JPLers in bright red JPL-Caltech shirts.
Vehicles entering NASA-JPL property are subject to inspection.
Visitors cannot bring these items: weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets, all types of skates including skateboards, Segways and bicycles. No bags, backpacks or ice chests are allowed, except small purses and diaper bags. Drones are not allowed to fly over NASA-JPL under any circumstances.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites you to watch live and chat about everything from Mars rovers to monitoring asteroids to cool cosmic discoveries. From the lab to the lecture hall, get information directly from scientists and engineers working on NASA's latest missions.
Chat Rules: Free registration with Ustream is required to participate in the chat box. The chat is open to all guests from around the planet. From time to time the chat box may be disabled except for pre-arranged chat sessions. Please follow our code of conduct in the chat box: • Be courteous.