Family Day

Explore the Universe Day: Everyone Looks Up!

June 1, 2013 | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Museum in Washington, DC

Everyone looks up!  People around the world have always looked to the sky but they don’t always see the same things.  Bring your family to the Museum to experience how different people study the sky and hear their stories.

Timed Presentations

One World One Sky Planetarium Show
Free (first come, first served)
Einstein Planetarium
10:30 am

The Chromatics
Space Race (Gallery 114)
10:45 am & 1:15 pm

Flights of Fancy Story Times:
Pluto's Secret
Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery
11:00 am & 1:30 pm

Sky Tales from Africa and India
Looking at Earth
(Gallery 110)
11:30 am, 12:15 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:15 pm

Throughout the Day

Chat with "Galileo" about telescopes, astronomy, and physics.
Galileo is portrayed by Mike Francis. Look for him in the following galleries:

  • Milestones of Flight (Gallery 100)
  • Explore the Universe (Gallery 111)
  • Space Race (Gallery 114)
  • Outdoors at the Public Observatory
  • Astronomy presentation stations
    Milestones of Flight (Gallery 100)
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Hands-On Activities

    Build your own tools to help you explore the universe.
    South Lobby (Gallery 108)

    Create astronomical art from around the world.
    Space Race (Gallery 114)

    Observe the sky (weather permitting).
    Public Observatory (outside near McDonald's)