Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Heritage Family Day Series

The Heritage Family Day Series celebrates the diverse ethnic and cultural communities that have contributed to aviation and space exploration. Join us in commemorating these historic and current contributions through presentations and activities for the entire family.

The Heritage Family Day Series is made possible through the generous support of Northrop Grumman Corporation.


African American Pioneers in Aviation Family Day

African American Pioneers in Aviation
Saturday, February 28
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Admission: Free, Parking $15

Celebrate the many accomplishments of African Americans in the fields of aviation and space exploration.


Women in Aviation and Space Family Day

Women in Aviation and Space
Saturday, March 14
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Admission: Free, Parking $15

Bring the whole family as we learn about the incredible contributions of women in aviation, science, and aerospace.


Kites of Asia Family Day

Kites of Asia
Saturday, March 21
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Museum in Washington, DC
Admission: Free

Celebrate Spring at the National Air and Space Museum’s Kites of Asia Family Day! 


Galileo and Dr. DeVorkin Stargaze Outside of the Public Observatory

Explore the Universe Day
Saturday, April 11
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Museum in Washington, DC
Admission: Free

Understand how different cultures see the sky. Learn about telescopes and do some daytime observations (weather permitting).


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