Space Day is an annual favorite at the National Air and Space Museum where visitors enjoy STEM-inspired hands-on activities and learn about space from experts. Visitors can:

  • Attend a presentation by NASA Planetary Science Division director Jim Green and Museum curator Valerie Neal (1:00 pm in Moving Beyond Earth). Watch the live webcast.
  • Explore the planets with pictures, 3D images, and tactiles.
  • Learn about how often you use space-developed or space-based technology in your daily life. 
  • Meet one a NASA Solar System Ambassador and talk about Pluto and the discovery of planets around other stars. 
  • Get information about the upcoming total solar eclipse. 
  • Share your Space age Memories, your favorite space-related song, and explore where you are on the Space Age timeline. 
  • Participate in family activities like Design Your Own Mission Patch, and Space Day Coloring. 
  • Attend a Flights of Fancy story time. 
  • Enjoy a dress-up photo opportunity.
  • Interact with Museum educators at one of our Discovery Stations. 

Space Day is made possible by the generous support of Lockheed Martin.

How to attend In-Person
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Museum in Washington, DC