• Space Day 2014 with Preview Screenings of "Space Racers" New Animated Series for PBS

Space Day 2014 with Preview Screenings of "Space Racers" New Animated Series for PBS

Thursday, May 1, 2014 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Community Event / Festival
Museum of Flight

Space Day is an internationally recognized, educational event held on the first Friday in May. The Museum celebrates during its Free First Thursday on May 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. In addition to the Museum’s education department presentation of fun, space-related activities, the Museum will feature exclusive preview screenings of "Space Racers," a new animated science series for PBS. The half-hour screenings will be at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., and introduced in-person by the filmmakers.

Space Racers is a new, original, half-hour animated series for preschoolers that follows young space cadets at the Stardust Space Academy as they soar through the Solar System. Young viewers will learn about the power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space exploration, and the importance of working together as a team, all with fun and engaging characters they can relate to.

The world of the Space Racers comes vividly to life in each of the 26 episodes through stunning computer-generated imagery (CGI) and actual images from NASA missions. Stories tap into children’s curiosity to discover and learn about the world around them. From illustrating basic scientific concepts to investigating asteroids to solving problems on Mars, Eagle, Robyn, and Hawk, the main characters of Space Racers, take their preschool audience on a fun-filled adventure of learning and collaboration. Space Racers will debut in the Seattle area this spring on KCTS TV.

For more info: http://spaceracers.org/