National Air and Space Museum 2015 Annual Report

Ongoing Programs

Telescopic observing draws young visitors
A young visitor looks at Jupiter through a telescope at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Observatory.

Following is a list of regularly scheduled educational activities and the number of participants for the year 2015.

  • Astronomy Programming: astronomical observing in the Phoebe Waterman Haas Observatory, chats with astronomers, planetarium shows
    99,000 participants
  • Early Childhood Education: stories, art projects, performances, science demonstrations
    22,000 participants.
    These programs are made possible by the generous support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Discovery Stations: portable carts with hands-on activities
    300,000 participants
  • Udvar-Hazy Center Interactives: kiosks with interactive activities
    106,000 participants
  • Docent Tours: highlights tours by volunteer experts
    205,000 participants
  • How Things Fly Programming: science demonstrations
    272,000 participants
  • Learning Labs (Udvar-Hazy Center): demonstrations, experiments, and hands-on activities for students in the Claude Moore Education Center
    8,000 participants
  • Moving Beyond Earth: Science Demonstrations
    37,000 participants
  • Smithsonian TechQuest: alternate reality game at the Udvar-Hazy Center
    45,000 participants
    Smithsonian TechQuest is made possible by the generous support of McDonald's.