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.