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Kids Commute LIVE: Space Flight!

Kids Commute Live - Rocket takes off with musical background

Get your tickets now to a very special Kids Commute Live: Space Flight concert on Saturday, October 15, at 2pm in Corson Auditorium at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Hosted by the Interlochen Arts Academy Wind Symphony and our very own Kate Botello, explore the magic of the arts and the courage it takes to innovate. Join Interlochen theater students and singer-songwriters, TCAPS middle school musicians, special guests from NASA and the Coast Guard, plus Mary Stewart Adams from IPR’s Storyteller’s Night Sky and Bob Moler, who for decades has been enlightening IPR listeners about the astronomical night sky on Ephemeris. Be inspired to imitate the trajectory of human flight and innovate courageously, in music, and in your everyday life.

Don’t miss this cosmic event, including activities for kids beginning at noon on the Interlochen campus (final schedule coming soon!)....

  • Experience a Coast Guard helicopter up close!
    Watch it land at 12:30pm on the Opera Field . . . and see it up close . . . until it departs at 1:45 p.m.
  • Watch remote control airplanes take to the sky thanks to Traverse City’s local model airplane society, T.R.A.M.P.S.
  • Learn about drones from the NMC Drone Program - and see one in action!
  • Watch drone views of the IPR radio tower.
  • Tour the radio station and record your voice for Classical IPR.
  • Read books about space from Interlochen Public Library.
  • Build basic robotics-kits from Interlochen Public Library.
  • Watch & learn about TCAPS robotics team demonstrations.
  • Explore the world of science and technology with Newton’s Road STEM activity kits.
  • Learn about Bernoulli’s principle of flight and sound from Interlochen Arts Academy physics students.
  • Participate in an epic paper airplane contest.
  • Learn how to “make a comet” with Bob Moler.
  • Play parachute games with Music & Movement with Melinda.
  • …and more!

Space-themed lunch foods are available for purchase at the Melody Freeze on campus before the show!
We can’t wait to see you there!

If ticket prices are a hardship, use SPACEFLIGHT when checking out in order to get 4 free tickets to the show!  Please contact IPR at if additional financial assistance is needed - IPR is eager to ensure that every kid who wants to attend this event can do so!