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)