Celebrate Earth Day at The Museum of Flight! 

Join us for a day of exploring the environment and how aerospace impacts our world and beyond. Activities include our ever popular Weekend Family Workshops, seed paper making workshop, planting “Wishes for the Earth” and a fascinating lecture about space trash and how scientists are recycling trash into gas for use in space.

See below for more details on the day's activities.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time: 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM

All activities and the lecture are FREE with Membership and included with general admission.


Check back later for more additions as they are confirmed.

Weekend Family Workshops: Insect Wands
Time: 10:30 PM to 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Alaska Airlines Aerospace Education Center (Great Gallery lower level)

A hands-on, family experience investigating science, engineering, and aerospace topics in fun and surprising ways. In celebration of Earth Day, you'll learn about insect flight with Museum educators while you make a fun craft!

Wishes for the Earth Planting (while supplies last)
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Outside Main Entrance (weather permitting)

Help us plant "Wishes for the Earth!" The Museum’s 2023 Art+Flight exhibit included a suspended fabric sculpture by Nina Vichayapai titled I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud. Hanging from the sculpture were dozens of colorful wildflower seed paper raindrops adorned with hand-written “Wishes for the Earth” from the artist and Museum visitors.

The artist’s project now comes full-circle, as we give the wishes new life and plant the seeds on the Museum’s campus. Everyone is invited to help--while supplies last. We'll see you there! (Keep returning to see how your wildflowers have grown!)

Seed Paper Making Workshop
Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Outside Main Entrance (weather permitting)

Artist Nina Vichayapai will teach Museum visitors how to make and design organic seed paper. They can keep their creations or plant their own “Wishes for the Earth” at the Museum. The workshop is drop-in style, and no sign-ups are required.

Turning Space Trash to Space Gas: A Livestream Discussion with Dr. Annie Meier
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM PST
Location: Charles Simonyi Space Gallery video wall (or join the livestream from home!)

Ever wondered what astronauts do with their trash? At the Kennedy Space Center, Dr. Annie Meier is investigating how to convert trash generated in space into gas, using a device called OSCAR (Orbital Syngas/Commodity Augmentation Reactor). OSCAR and “trash-to-gas” is one of several potential solutions NASA is investigating to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste generated by astronauts for future missions. Join us for this livestream program and learn about how to recycle in space with Dr. Meier! Q&A to follow. Click the link below to access the livestream from home.

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