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  JPL Open House  
Trail - JPL Open House
10:30 am

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Area Los Angeles
Address 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, California 91109
Elevation n/a
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Difficulty Easy
Special instructions   The parking and meet up instructions have been updated.

See JPL's directions from various locations: http://goo.gl/bk89b

Park in LOT A on the west side of Oak Grove Drive, across from JPL. Find the western pedestrian entrance to the JPL campus right on Oak Grove Drive. Circling clockwise around building 249, meet at the information booth close to the western entrance. See the following map for precise location: http://goo.gl/XYvBO

The Good  

The Bad  
-- It can get quite hot in Pasadena this time of year.
-- It does get kind of crowded at some exhibits, so it's generally advised to get in early.

This popular event celebrates JPL's accomplishments with exhibits and demonstrations about the Laboratory's ongoing research and space exploration. Many of the Lab's scientists and engineers are on hand to answer questions about how spacecraft are sent to other planets, how scientists utilize space technologies to explore Earth and how researchers are searching for planets beyond the solar system.

Admission and parking is free.

Things we might see
-- Mission Control Room (tour)
-- Robo Dome - featuring two 700 pound robots gliding in an arena under artificial stars.
-- The "Ask A Scientist" booth -- All science questions welcome.
-- The spacecraft fabrication area (#16)

Bring: sunscreen, hat, comfortable shoes, small bag. Available food is basic burgers and hot dogs, ice cream, bottled water.

Items not permitted: 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, with the exception of small purses and diaper bags.

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Past hikes
May 15th, 2011        May 3rd, 2009   (19)

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