Space Night is May 5, 2011 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Space Night is May 5, 2011 Children and adults of all ages will have an “out-of-this-world” experience during Space Night from 6-11 p.m. on May 5 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Details are still being planned, but visitors can expect an exciting after-hours gathering at the museum, including special appearances by astronauts, a Star-Gaze with telescopes (weather permitting), space-related demonstration stations, reduced prices for IMAX® films and much more!

Note: Indoor activities end at 9:15 p.m. and the galleries close at 9:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m-6 p.m. — Museum cafe extended hours

9 a.m-9:30 p.m. — Museum store and IMAX® Theatre extended hours (evening IMAX films include Space Station at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Hubble at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Destiny in Space at 7 p.m. – click here for more information)

6-9 p.m. — Indoor planetarium open in the Cold War Gallery

6-9 p.m. — Crew videos in Carney Auditorium

6-9:15 p.m. — Museum galleries and National Aviation Hall of Fame open

6-9:15 p.m. — Space-related demonstration stations (activities located throughout museum; see highlights at right)

6-9:15 p.m. — Rarely seen space artifacts from the museum’s collection available for viewing

6-9:30 p.m. — Morphis MovieRide open (except during astronaut presentations)

7-8:30 p.m. — Astronaut presentations and autographs (limit one item per person)

9:30-11 p.m. — Star-Gaze event, weather permitting (click here for map and etiquette)

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