Europa Clipper Roadshow

Illustration of the surface of Europa - shown as icy blue - with Jupiter behind it, and the Europa Clipper spacecraft in front of Jupiter.

Voyage of Europa Clipper: Exploring an Alien Ocean

Embark on a journey beyond our own planet and uncover the mysteries of Jupiter's ocean moon Europa! The “Voyage of Europa Clipper: Exploring an Alien Ocean” roadshow exhibit is coming to a city near you. 

Jupiter’s moon Europa shows strong evidence for an ocean of liquid water beneath its icy crust. Beyond Earth, Europa is considered one of the most promising currently habitable environments in our solar system. Below Europa’s icy surface, evidence suggests there is a global ocean with more water than all of Earth’s oceans combined. Europa could have all the “ingredients” needed for life as we know it: water, organics, energy, and stability. NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft will perform approximately 50 close flybys of the moon, gathering detailed measurements to investigate whether the moon could have conditions suitable for life. 

“Voyage of Europa Clipper” is making its way to five unique locations across the country in the run up to the October 2024 launch window, including the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station in St. Louis, MO; the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans, LA; the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA; the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA; and SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium and Orlando Science Center in Orlando, FL. The choice of aquariums, ocean research centers, and science centers is intended to bridge the aquatic wonders of Earth with the exploration of ocean worlds beyond our planet. 

An illustration promoting an event for Europa Clipper at the Audubon Aquarium. It has an image of Jupiter, the surface of Europa, and an illustration of Europa Clipper flying over Europa.
NASA's Europa Clipper Roadshow arrives in New Orleans on July 9, 2024.
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Exhibit Highlights

  • Interactive Experiments: Participate in hands-on experiments that explain the sophisticated instruments onboard the spacecraft.
  • Spacecraft and Instrument Models: Explore detailed models of the Europa Clipper spacecraft and its instruments, designed to draw parallels between the life-sustaining oceans on Earth and the subsurface ocean on Europa.
  • Inflatable Model of Europa: Get an up-close look at a stunning inflatable model of Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, known for its subsurface ocean.
  • Educational Graphics: Learn about Europa’s intriguing history and its potential for harboring life through engaging and informative graphics.
  • Creative Activities: Enjoy activities that blend science with art, designed to excite the public of all ages.
Location
Address
Dates

St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station

201 S 18th St, St. Louis, MO 63103
June 13 - 17, 2024

Audubon Aquarium 

1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

July 9 - 14, 2024
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
86 Water St, Falmouth, MA 02543
Aug. 9 - 12, 2024
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco, CA 94118
Sept. 4 - 9, 2024
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
8449 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819
Sept. 28 - 29, 2024
Orlando Science Center
777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803
Oct. 5, 2024

Not Near a Roadshow Stop?

Europa Clipper “Event in a Box” kits have been sent to planetariums, museums, libraries, discovery centers, and other local institutions across the United States. See a full list of participating organizations below and check out their websites to identify a Europa Clipper event happening near you.

Event Highlights

Event
Location
Address
Dates
Details
VidCon 2024
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802
June 27-29, 2024
The Europa Clipper mission will be featured as part of a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory booth.
This is not a free event and requires admission.
ComicCon 2024
San Diego Convention Center
111 Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
July 25-28, 2024
The Europa Clipper mission will be featured as part of a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory booth.
This is not a free event and requires admission.

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For more than 25 years, the NASA Solar System Ambassadors program has been a public engagement effort that works with motivated volunteers across the nation to communicate the science and excitement of NASA's space exploration missions and discoveries with the people in their communities. From a local library in a small town in Iowa to a military base in Guam, volunteers share professionally-designed presentations based on the latest updates from scientists and engineers working at the leading edge of NASA’s solar system exploration.