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

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)