Family Activity

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Sundays through August, 11am to 2pm
(except for July 1st, 15th and August 5th).

Program is appropriate for ages 9 and up.

Take your family on an out of the world adventure! Your program starts with Robot Building and then testing your "Martian Rovers" against each other. After lunch (included with admissions) you'll travel around the Solar System in our digital planetarium and finally you will learn how to look at the night sky using our specialized astronomy techniques.

Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Saturdays through August
11am to 2pm (except for August 4th).

Program is appropriate for ages 9 and up.

Go back in time with a Docent led tour of our Personal Courage Wing featuring our WWI and WWII galleries. Our Docent will tell you about the planes that flew but more important, about the pilots that flew them. After your lunch break (included in the price of admissions) you will experience dogfights and more in our Aviation Learning Center flight simulation lab. See who has bragging rights, Mom, Dad or the kids!

Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Saturdays through August
11am to 2pm (except for August 4th).

Program is appropriate for ages 9 and up.

Go back in time with a Docent led tour of our Personal Courage Wing featuring our WWI and WWII galleries. Our Docent will tell you about the planes that flew but more important, about the pilots that flew them. After your lunch break (included in the price of admissions) you will experience dogfights and more in our Aviation Learning Center flight simulation lab. See who has bragging rights, Mom, Dad or the kids!

Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Saturdays through August
11am to 2pm (except for August 4th).

Program is appropriate for ages 9 and up.

Go back in time with a Docent led tour of our Personal Courage Wing featuring our WWI and WWII galleries. Our Docent will tell you about the planes that flew but more important, about the pilots that flew them. After your lunch break (included in the price of admissions) you will experience dogfights and more in our Aviation Learning Center flight simulation lab. See who has bragging rights, Mom, Dad or the kids!

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Saturdays through August
11am to 2pm (except for August 4th).

Program is appropriate for ages 9 and up.

Go back in time with a Docent led tour of our Personal Courage Wing featuring our WWI and WWII galleries. Our Docent will tell you about the planes that flew but more important, about the pilots that flew them. After your lunch break (included in the price of admissions) you will experience dogfights and more in our Aviation Learning Center flight simulation lab. See who has bragging rights, Mom, Dad or the kids!

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Saturdays through August
11am to 2pm (except for August 4th).

Program is appropriate for ages 9 and up.

Go back in time with a Docent led tour of our Personal Courage Wing featuring our WWI and WWII galleries. Our Docent will tell you about the planes that flew but more important, about the pilots that flew them. After your lunch break (included in the price of admissions) you will experience dogfights and more in our Aviation Learning Center flight simulation lab. See who has bragging rights, Mom, Dad or the kids!

Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Saturdays through August
11am to 2pm (except for August 4th).

Program is appropriate for ages 9 and up.

Go back in time with a Docent led tour of our Personal Courage Wing featuring our WWI and WWII galleries. Our Docent will tell you about the planes that flew but more important, about the pilots that flew them. After your lunch break (included in the price of admissions) you will experience dogfights and more in our Aviation Learning Center flight simulation lab. See who has bragging rights, Mom, Dad or the kids!

Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

While the 3-day Technical Conference Program allows for full immersion into the issues of a Space Elevator, we realize many of you would like to learn more about the Space Elevator but are unable to commit to the entire weekend. Perhaps your kids would like to be involved as well. We're offering something for everyone again this year. Check out what's happening this year at the 2012 Space Elevator Conference Family Science Fest!

Planned activities include:

Friday, June 8, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Commemorate the birth of Giovanni Domenico Cassini and learn about this famed astronomer, mathematician and engineer. Throughout the day, festivities will include astronomical activities and games, presentations about NASA’s Cassini mission, and planetarium shows!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Even though you may have never heard of John Couch Adams, his discoveries have helped shape modern astronomy. Celebrate his birthday in our planetarium and go on a tranquil trip through the astronomical world of this low key yet important astronomer.

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