Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Open House

January 25, 2014 | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Free, Parking $15

Celebrate the Udvar-Hazy Center's tenth anniversary with its first-ever open house. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at historic artifacts, documents, and works of art that are not on public display and see what it takes to collect, preserve, and restore them.

  • Tour the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar and see the Museum's current projects such as the Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver.
  • Meet curators, conservators, archivists, and other specialists, and learn how they care for objects in the Museum's collection.
  • Learn how the aircraft are hung for display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar.*
  • Participate in hands-on activities designed for adults and children.
  • See how the most fragile artifacts are stored and cared for.
  • Discover the research that is needed before a restoration project can begin.
  • Get some tips for photographing objects in the Museum from a staff photographer.
  • See the technology behind giant-screen films in the Airbus IMAX Theater.*

National Air and Space Society members are invited to a hospitality suite in the Executive Board Room during the event.  Please show your membership card for access. The Executive Board Room is located on the Space Hangar Mezzanine.

*The aircraft-hanging tour and the IMAX theater projection booth tours require timed tickets.  All other activities will be available to all visitors.

Event hashtag: #uhc10

This event is made possible by the support of FBR.