Just because its summer vacation doesn’t mean a kid should stop learning. And just because its learning doesn’t mean it’s going to ruin summer vacation. PBS will host its 5th Annual Summer Learning Day Sat., June 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Downey’s Columbia Memorial Space Center to help kids beat a summer slump.
This year’s space-themed “Lift Off to Learning” event is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and will celebrate the PBS KIDS series READY JET GO!
The event will include partner booths, educational activities, free learning resources, face painting, photo booths, information on summer programs, and photo opportunities with PBS KIDS characters that include Jet from READY JET GO! and Luna from LET’S GO LUNA!.
Attendees will also have access to the Columbia Memorial Space Museum exhibit, which features a robotics lab, a mission control center, interactive exhibits and more.
The day will also include a screening of READY JET GO!: ONE SMALL STEP which premieres on PBS SoCal on Mon., June 17 at 7 a.m. In the new hour-long special, Jet and his friends learn all about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo Space Program as they embark on a sleepover on the Moon. This special will re-air the weekend of July 20 as part of a special PBS KIDS Family Night event marking the anniversary of the moon landing.
As part of the PBS SUMMER OF SPACE, PBS KIDS will roll out new space-themed content beginning in June, including educational resources for families and educators to use all summer long.