Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Women In Aviation and Space Heritage Family Days

Heritage Family Day Series

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Join us for a family day that celebrates the accomplishments of women in aviation and space exploration. From the days of the earliest pilots to today's space program women have been making significant contributions. During this event, visitors will have the opportunity to meet female role models and learn about the women who inspired them.

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This program is made possible through the generous support of Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Family Day

Women in Aviation and Space
Saturday, September 13, 2014
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Museum in Washington, DC
Admission: Free



Celebrity chef Carla Hall dishes about space food.
On stage in Moving Beyond Earth (Gallery 113)
10:30 am

Former astronaut Mary Cleave and current astronaut Shannon Walker share their experiences in space.
On stage in Moving Beyond Earth (Gallery 113)
Times to be announced



Encounter early aviator Ruth Law as portrayed by Natalie Zanin.
In Early Flight (Gallery 107)

Meet Bonnie Tibruzi Caputo, the first female pilot for a major airline.
In America by Air (Gallery 102)

Talk to women in the Women@NASA program, which celebrates women across the agency who contribute to NASA's mission in many ways.
In Space Race (Gallery 114)

Meet Science Cheerleaders and learn from them about NASA's Asteroid Initiative.
In Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall (Gallery 100)



In America by Air (Gallery 102)

  • Design Build Test: Flying Machines: Learn about early inventors like Lillian Todd, then make (and test) your own mini-flying machine.
  • Early Flight Fun: Make an air mail postcard and design air show pennants and tickets.
  • Map the flight of the first woman to fly around the world.
  • Play Bigger, Faster, Farther-What Do These Planes Have in Common?

In Space Race (Gallery 114)

  • Create your own astronaut mission patch.
  • Learn the difference between comets and asteroids by making models to take home.
  • Make your own "Snoopy Cap" (a Communications Carrier Assembly that space-walking astronauts use to communicate with their crew).

In Apollo to the Moon (Gallery 210)

  • Astronaut Training School: Join a team to put together a shuttle, practice using space gloves, and dress like an astronaut.

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