We are opening our doors to your family for a day full of hands-on activities, inspiring women, and fun challenges to celebrate women’s contributions to space, aviation, and STEM fields.

Our family day is designed to introduce every member of your unique family to groundbreaking women of the past and the women driving us into the future.

The Heritage Family Day series is made possible by the generous support of Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Women in Aviation and Space Family Day at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

A group of youngsters enjoy some robotic activities at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on Women in Aviation and Space Day.

Women in Aviation and Space Family Day at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Visitors simulate flying during the Women in Aviation and Space Family Day at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The event is held annually during Women's History Month.

Meet Inspiring Women Working in the Field Today

NASA’s Catherine Barclay shares her favorite female space heroes and how women contribute to space exploration today.

F-16 pilot, Heather Penney, tells her story of responding to 9/11.  

STEM professionals and air traffic controllers are ready to answer your questions about a career in science and flight.

Our curators will  talk about astronaut Barbies, space-themed toys, women working in space, and military demonstration pilots.    

Challenge Your Family and Friends

Can you complete our “Heroines in the Museum” treasure map? Successful adventurers will take their own heroine card home.  

Move a LEGO robot through a maze by learning basic coding or try your hand at using binary code like early space engineers.

Test your skills in our flight simulators.

Join Girl Scout and Brownie troops in a build your own flyer design challenge.

Snap A “We Can Do It!” Photo

Step into Rosie the Riveter’s “We Can Do It” poster at our dress-up, photo station.

Sit Back, Relax, and Learn

Take a break at one of our story times, featuring I’m Amelia Earhart, or learn how to identify stars in our inflatable planetarium.

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center