Join us for a family day that explores how aviation and space exploration changed the world. Advancements in aviation have made flying across the country and across oceans a daily occurrence, making our planet a much smaller place. Innovations in space exploration from low Earth orbit to the Moon and beyond help us comprehend the vastness of our universe.

In Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery (Gallery 208) 
Amelia Earhart and Her Pee Wee Pilots: An interactive show for all ages
10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm
On Stage in Moving Beyond Earth (Gallery 113)
NASA astronaut Patrick Forrester will discuss innovation and the International Space Station
11:00 am & 1:00 pm
In America by Air (Gallery 102)
Story time: Lisa's Airplane Trip
11:00 am & 1:30 pm

Look for Amelia Earhart in the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery (Gallery 208) and beyond
11:00 am -- 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm -- 2:30 pm

Use telescopes at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory (east patio outside of McDonald's)
11 am -- 3 pm (weather permitting)

Milestones of Flight (Gallery 100)
  • Learn about Angel Flights--people who fly people with medical needs for free.

    Space Race (Gallery 114)
  • Talk to representatives from spacesuit-maker ILC Dover, and Museum experts about spacesuit conservation.

    America by Air (Gallery 102)
  • No Rules Theater will share its set of costume designs for its recent production of Boeing Boeing.

    America by Air (Gallery 102)
  • Flight Play Area (ages 3-5)
  • Design a Luggage Tag (ages 5 and up)
  • Build a P-51 plane out of popsicle sticks (ages 5 and up)

    Looking at Earth (Gallery 110)
  • Design Build Test Laboratory (ages 5 and up)

    Space Race (Gallery 114)
  • Design a Mission Patch (ages 5 and up)
  • Build a Canada Arm
  • Plant a hydroponic garden

    SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS on Apollo 11 (launched July 16, 1969)
    In Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall (Gallery 100)
    Ask an Expert: Displaying a National Treasure: The Apollo Command Module Columbia
    12:00 pm
  • In Apollo to the Moon (Gallery 210)
    Ask an Expert: Powering the Moon Rocket: The F-1 Engine
    1:00 pm

    Family Friendly Docent Tours about the Early Space Program (Meet at Welcome Center)
    10:45 am, 11:45 am, 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm

    Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

    This event is made possible through the generous support of The Boeing Company.
    How to attend

    National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC

    6th St. and Independence Ave SW. Washington, DC 20560
    Throughout Location