Blast-Off Boxes & Backpacks

Activity kits for families with children ages 6+

The library now has a variety of space-themed activity kits available for check out! Kits can be checked out for three days by patrons, 18 years of age or older, with a RI library card in good standing.

  • 3, 2 ,1… lift-OFF! Explore the history of spacecraft and launch a rocket high into the sky while playing and learning with Stomp Rockets.
  • Botley the Robot: Learn about Curiosity, the Mars rover, and then help program Botley for his own stellar mission.
  • Starry, Starry Night: View objects in the night sky with our astronomy binoculars.
  • Super Solar System: Spin your way through space with a variety of books and fun family games.
  • A Trip to Mars: Imagine you’re on a mission to Mars. Use a Crazy Fort kit to build a home on the Red Planet.
  • Astronomical View: Enjoy a detailed look at the solar system with our Orion Starblast 4.5 Reflector Tabletop Telescope.

For more information on how to borrow these resources please visit the children’s desk.

Made possible in part by a grant from the RI Office of Library and Information Services using funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.