Tycho Goes to Mars

Terms 1 to 4, Monday to Friday
45 minutes in the Planetarium
Year level
Years F to 4
Minmum student numbers
Minimum 15 students
Maximum student numbers
Maximum 150 students
$9 per student + education service fee
Booking information
Bookings 13 11 02

Tycho, our favourite cheeky dog who has a knack for getting into trouble, is finally blasting off to discover the red planet, Mars!

Students will join Tycho on an adventure and learn all about the major features of Mars, including the ancient volcano Olympus Mons and the canyons of the Valles Marineris. Tycho is in search of water to fly his steam-powered space kennel back home. But how will he find water on Mars, when it looks so cold, dusty and dry?

Luckily, he discovers a new friend, Oppy, who is all too eager to help. Oppy – the NASA rover, Opportunity – has lots of experience exploring Mars and hunting for water. She is thrilled to share her knowledge of the red planet with a fellow space explorer.
All Planetarium shows conclude with a staff guided ‘What’s in the sky tonight’ presentation.


Victorian Curriculum links


  • Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (VCSSU047) 
  • Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape; daily and seasonal changes affect everyday life (VCSSU046)

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