Below are just some of the activities that kids and families can enjoy together.
Have fun and be inspired! Our Family Days offer a wide variety of hands-on activities, presentations, and opportunities to meet pilots, astronauts, and scientists.
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Meet the Experts
We provide many opportunities to talk to an expert or meet a true aviation or space pioneer. Find out what's happening during your visit.
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Young Children (2 - 8)
Staff read stories for children every week. Each session includes one story and a hands-on activity.
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Watch planes take off and land at Washington Dulles International Airport from the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower at the Udvar-Hazy Center.
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Smithsonian TechQuest: Flying Circus
Flying Circus is an alternate reality game set in the thrilling era of aviation when daring pilots zoomed across the sky and airplane designers pushed boundaries.
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Larger Than Life
See a movie on our five-story-high IMAX theater screen or explore the cosmos with a planetarium show. The little ones will love One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure in the Einstein Planetarium, with free showings every month.
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Get Hands On
From Discovery Stations to science demonstrations, we offer plenty of hands-on activities at both locations. We have many objects you can climb inside or touch and interactive exhibits at each Museum.
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Observe craters on the Moon, the phases of Venus, and sunspots on the Sun from the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory at the Museum in DC.
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