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NASA STEM Kids Virtual Events

For grades K-4

The goal of the NASA STEM Kids Virtual Events is to inspire K-4 students to learn more about NASA’s missions and STEM.

The NASA Glenn Research Center’s Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement has a strong interest in engaging youth in STEM and inspiring their pursuit of STEM careers. NASA STEM Kids Virtual Events will engage Kindergarten through fourth grade (K-4) students in the excitement of NASA’s missions of exploration and discovery through virtual tours, conversations with NASA experts, and hands-on activities.

Students and their family members will learn about various topics such as the Artemis missions to the Moon, the solar system, Mars exploration, aeronautics, the Sun, Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN), the Space Launch System (SLS), the International Space Station (ISS), the Dragonfly and Titan mission, and more. The goal of the NASA STEM Kids Virtual Events is to inspire K-4 students to want to learn more about NASA’s missions and STEM.

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Individual/Family Registration for the NASA STEM Kids Virtual Event 

Those registering five or fewer students, Click here to register, then click on “Apply Now” in the top right corner. You may need to create an account.

Group/Organization Registration for the NASA STEM Kids Virtual Event

Those registering more than five students, Click here to register then click on “Apply Now” in the top right corner. You may need to create an account.

Please list the total number of connected devices you intend to use for this event as “Number of Teams Participating.” We ask that larger groups limit themselves to a maximum of five connected devices.

Gateway Registration Instructions
If you have any technical problems with the application process, please reach out to the Gateway Help Desk at Include a description of the issue and any necessary screenshots.

If you have any questions about the event itself or need non-technical assistance with the application process, please contact us at

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