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DesignHer: Works by Contemporary Women Graphic Designers

DesignHer is an exhibition of contemporary graphic design focusing on women practitioners. Highlighting how women have been at the forefront of defining and challenging the conceptions of design, the exhibition […]


This exhibition features selections from hundreds of self-taught artworks in the permanent collection of the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries.  With many works made from found and repurposed materials, […]

Warehouse of Theatre Outdoor Projections

Come enjoy otherworldly projections of Mars' surface - and other entertaining visions - all along the festival grounds orchestrated by the ODU’s very own artistic team Lee Smith and Katherine […]

Selden Market Booths and Retailers

Local retailers hailing from Selden Market appear in our orbit for an out-of-this-world opportunity you don't want to miss!  Here's your chance to take home a piece of Mars Fest.

ODU Geography: Understanding This World, Looking to the Next

ODU's very own Geography Program discuss the geographical techniques utilized for the understanding of Earth, while calling into question how political and environmental interactions influence space exploration.

ODU Society of Physics Students

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) will be showcasing demos and distribute information regarding this exciting club!


Come meet, greet, and explore the Tidewater fandom community!

ODU Writers in Community

Poems about Mars, written by Hampton Roads Elementary School children, will be displayed along the festival grounds in Mars-red chalk!

Jefferson Lab

Fun and exciting science and stem-related activities and information!

College of Arts and Letters

Come explore what this exciting ODU program has to offer for prospective students!

Celestial Navigation with Nauticus

Discover how ancient mariners used the stars, sun, and moon to navigate across the seas!  Find out how these tools of the trade are still in use today by gaining […]

Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Come observe the sky with local astronomers! BBAA members will set up telescopes in front of the TED Center. Corner of Hampton blvd and 43rd St, Norfolk, VA 23508

Chrysler Museum Mobile Glass Studio

It may not be fresh-from-Mars glass, but the Chrysler Museum Mobile Glass Studio will rock your socks off with an astounding presentation on the glass-blowing process!

Paper Aliens

Paper Aliens is a vibrant, genre-bending quintet from Norfolk, Virginia. The group’s musical discoveries take flight into a refreshing blend of soul-driven psychedelic funk and rock to unveil a unique […]

Face Painting with Meredith Magoun

From the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, Senior Lecturer Meredith Magoun crash-lands into this Mars Fest to decorate all of our faces in paint!