Heritage Family Days

Hispanic Heritage Month: Innovators in Aviation and Space

Oct 3 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Museum in Washington, DC
Free

Join us as we celebrates the contributions of Latinos to aviation and space exploration. Hear about Latin Americans’ contributions to aviation and space exploration, meet Hispanic scientists and engineers—including a NASA astronaut—and participate in bilingual activities

 

TIMED PRESENTATIONS 

Meet an Astronaut
Meet Joe Acaba, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage.
In Moving Beyond Earth (Gallery 113)
11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Flights of Fancy
Hear Sadie the Airmail Pilot by Kellie Strom and complete a hands-on activity
In Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery (Gallery 208)
11:00 am and 1:00 pm 

Learn Salsa with Eileen Torres
Take part in twenty-minute Salsa demonstrations and lessons
In America by Air (Gallery 102)
11:30 am, 12:15 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:45 pm, and 2:30 pm

Docent Tours in Spanish (Upon Request)
Meet at the Museum seal at the Welcome Center
10:00 am and 1:00 pm 

Observe the Sky
Learn about the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico
In the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory (outside near McDonald’s)
12:00 pm—3:00 pm (weather permitting)

 

ALL DAY PRESENTATIONS

Early Aviators from Latin America
In Early Flight (Gallery 107)

The Smithsonian Latino Center’s ¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert Series!
Talk to materials scientist and educator Dr. Yajaira Sierra Sastre
In Space Race (Gallery 114)

Information About Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico
In Explore the Universe (Gallery 111)

 

ACTIVITY STATIONS

Design Build Test: Parachutes (Inspired by WWII Fighter Pilot Richard Candelaria)
In America by Air (Gallery 102)

Put Together an Airship Like Alberto Santos Dumont
In Early Flight (Gallery 107)

“Fly” Over the Alps with Jorge Chavez
In Early Flight (Gallery 107)

Build a Plane for Argentinian Aviator Jorge Newberry
In Early Flight (Gallery 107)

Build a Mars Station Inspired by Pablo de Leon
In Looking at Earth (Gallery 110)

¡Descubra! Create-It Activity: Build a Rocket
In Looking at Earth (Gallery 110)

Build a Rocket Pack Like Isabel Lozano
In Space Race (Gallery 114)

Design an Astronaut Mission Patch Inspired by NASA Astronaut Joe Acaba
In Space Race (Gallery 114)

Space Suit Dress-up
In Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery (Gallery 208)

This program is presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center’s ¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert program series, connecting young people to leaders in science, technology, engineering and math professions.