Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 5:00pm

Special programs and family activities all looking up to the night sky. Local science and astronomy clubs will be at the Museum to share their knowledge of the heavens with viewing opportunities through their telescopes, and visitors can also marvel at the wonders of the night sky in the Museum's portable planetarium. Presentations throughout the evening.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Free.

The newly restored Boeing 747-RA001
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:00am

For a limited time only, the original “Queen of the Skies” – Boeing 747 Number 1 – will be open to the public for tours. Beginning Saturday, September 27 you can take an interior tour of the jumbo jet that changed the world. Don’t miss your opportunity to walk aboard one of the world’s most famous airplanes.

Delta-v SpaceFest: Accelerating Discovery
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

In celebration of the completion of our new Spaceflight Academy exhibit we are hosting a three-day public event featuring presentations, demonstrations, and activities with the leaders of the national and commercial space industry.

Interesting in participating? We welcome you to join us by speaking, representing your organization, and/or sharing an interactive experience.

Read the SpaceFest Invitation

Delta-v SpaceFest: Accelerating Discovery
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

In celebration of the completion of our new Spaceflight Academy exhibit we are hosting a three-day public event featuring presentations, demonstrations, and activities with the leaders of the national and commercial space industry.

Interesting in participating? We welcome you to join us by speaking, representing your organization, and/or sharing an interactive experience.

Read the SpaceFest Invitation

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 2:30pm

Guinness World Record holder and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Barrington Irving will be flying to the Museum for the day in The Flying Classroom, a Hawker 400 XPR business jet transformed into a virtual classroom. The aircraft is linked to an online portal curriculum allowing students grades 3-10 to participate in 16 STEM designed lessons.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am

A family experience that is out of this world! The Challenger Learning Center is a simulated space mission that uses hands-on, inquiry based activities to engage participants in teamwork, communication, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Voyage to Mars
In this mission, your group is traveling to Mars to replace a crew of astronauts who have been living there for the past two years. In addition to landing on the Martian surface, the team collects and analyzes geologic samples, and launches exploratory probes to the two moons of Mars.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Saturdays and Sundays,
October 18, 19, 25
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
45 minute program
Learn how robots work, and help prevent a robot revolution when creating your own robot.

Program made possible by the generosity of Bank of America.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Saturdays and Sundays,
October 18, 19, 25
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
45 minute program
Learn how robots work, and help prevent a robot revolution when creating your own robot.

Program made possible by the generosity of Bank of America.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Saturdays and Sundays
October 4, 5, 12
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
45 min. programs

What was that in the sky last night? Do aliens really exist, or is that just silly science fiction? How do they phone home? Come and join this exciting conversation and design a UFO of your very own.

This program is made possible by the generosity of Bank of America.

Volume 36, Number 5

Restoring the 747, Bomber Volunteers, Spirit of Flight photography winners, and the Museum at 50 years.

Centerfold: The Vaught XF8U-1 Crusader

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