Celebrate human space exploration and the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first person to orbit the Earth! 

Yuri’s Day celebrates human spaceflight with daytime family activities, followed at 6:00 p.m. with Yuri’s Night—a 21+ space-themed dance party. 

Introducing DanceABLE 

In partnership with c89.5, Seattle Children’s and Not Impossible Labs, we are turbocharging our youth-centered dance party to make it rock for dancers who are deaf or hard of hearing. We will do this by providing the latest wearable technology that translates sound on the skin using haptic vibration suits. 

The Museum of Flight is building off c89.5’s Dance 4 All inclusivity initiative that dance music belongs to all of us—to people of every shade, height, size and ability. In partnership with Seattle's student-powered, listener-supported dance radio station, we aim to empower people of all ages, backgrounds, identities and abilities through experiencing the uplifting power of dance. 

Details to come for DanceABLE and more Yuri’s Day family activities. 

Space-themed costumes are encouraged!

Event Details

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

All ages; space-themed costumes are encouraged.

FREE for Museum Members, included with Museum admission.


Check back often for more exciting additions as they are confirmed.

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM - DanceABLE Access-Centered Dance Party (All ages)
Rock the dance floor with local DJs spinning the tunes. DJs to be announced soon!

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM  - Lecture & Book Signing with Joe Cuhaj, author of Space Oddities
Space Oddities brings the unknown, offbeat, and obscure stories of space to life. From the showmanship and bravado of the earliest known space fatality, German Max Valier, to the first ever indictment under the Espionage Act on an Army officer who leaked secrets concerning the development of early U.S. rockets; and the story of a single loose bolt that defeated the Soviet Union’s attempt to beat America to the Moon. Cuhaj will shed light on the human aspects of space travel that have remained industry secrets – until now: how the tradition of using a musical playlist to wake astronauts up began, fascinating tales about inventions like the Fischer Space Pen, Omega watches, and even Tang breakfast drink.

Thank you to our Partners

We could not put this event on without you!

Not Impossible Labs

Seattle Childrens Childhood Communication Center

Are you 21+? Continue the festivities with our annual Yuri’s Night 21+ spaceflight party!

Don’t miss this 21+ space-themed spectacle that joins art, dance, music and technology in tribute to everyone’s celestial journey.

Learn More About Yuri's Night