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Explore the Universe Day – Everybody Looks Up!
Join a museum expert for a free, live presentation on the stars in the Albert Einstein Planetarium at 10:30 a.m. (seating is limited and will be is first-come, first-served).
Discuss telescopes with a Galileo re-enactor, chat with expert and amateur astronomers, and gaze at Venus and the Sun from the Museum's Public Observatory, weather permitting.
On-Stage in Space Race (Gallery 114)
11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
The Starry Messenger
"Galileo" shares his new discoveries in an interactive theatrical presentation (best for ages 8 and up).
Star Tales from Italy to Africa and beyond
- Uncover the mysteries of the Nebra Disc while making your own
- Build your own astrolabe
- Construct a pocket-sized solar clock
- Discover the Tibetan Zodiac
- Learn more about astrological star signs
- Draw your interpretations of real constellations
The Heritage Family Day series is made possible by the generous support of Northrop Grumman Corporation.