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

National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC

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