for Educators

Roving Robots

Grades 1-5 | Discover how robots are programmed to perform tasks. Program a robot to complete a mission in space. Build a robot to communicate to extraterrestrial life!

  • Museum & Science Center
  • Inquiry Room Investigation
  • 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
  • Physical Sciences, Earth Science, Space Science

Inquiry Room Investigation

Travel to Mars and use robots to build a habitable research base for humans before they arrive! Program robots to complete missions, search the Martian surface for geological treasures and possible signs of life, and build circuits to communicate with the folks back home… or reach out to extraterrestrial life forms!

In-person capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit.

NYS Standards:
  • 1-PS4-4 Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.
  • 2-PS1-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
  • 2-PS1-3 Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.
  • 3-ESS3-1 Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.
  • 4-PS4-3 Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.
  • 5-PS1-3 Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

How To Book

  • Call: 585.697.1942

  • Reservation Lead Time: At least 3 weeks

Need More Information?

  • Contact: Guest Services
  • Phone: 585.697.1942


When Is It?

  • Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Start Date: 09/07/2022
  • End Date: 06/22/2023
  • Program Length: 50 min.
  • Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
  • Minimum Attendance: 8
  • Maximum Attendance: 25

How Much Does It Cost?

  • $10 per person; PLUS: $5 Additional per person charge; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free

    In-Person Lunch Fee: $30 per classroom needed, students required to bring bag lunch or pre-purchase café lunches at $7/person
  • Minimum Student Charge: 15 students