Free with regular admission » Free to Museum members

March 12-15 » 10AM – 2PM

Explore outer space, make paper airplanes, design a rocket and learn about weather!

Monday, March 12 » The Moon
Explore our largest natural satellite with our “Earth-Moon Surface Comparison” activity and SPOC Planetarium Shows.
Land on the Moon and explore moons orbiting other planets in our 45-minute show
“Fly Me to the Moon”
$5/person, 10:30am, 11:30am

Tuesday, March 13 » Aviation
Become an aviator for a day and explore aerodynamics with different types of
paper aircraft. 
Try your hand at piloting a plane
with our Flight Simulators,
$5/person 10:00am-12:00pm
Build and test a Frontier Shuttle in our professional model shop,
$5/person 10:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday, March 14 » The Solar System
Test your knowledge on our planetary neighbors and design a “wind-powered” rockett, explore the surface of the planets on EarthX’s Omniglobe, and SPOC Planetarium Shows.
Fly through the solar system and beyond the Milky Way in our 45-minute show
“Trip Through the Solar System”
$5/person, 10:30am, 11:30am

Thursday, March 15 » Weather
Learn about the diverse weather in our solar system and create a rain cloud, track weather patterns such as Hurricane Harvey on EarthX’s Omniglobe, and SPOC Planetarium Shows.
From sunspots to the great red spot, witness some wild weather in our 45-minute show
“Spot Weather in Space”
$5/person, 10:30am, 11:30am

March 16 » 10AM – 2PM

Explore NASA’s three big questions with hands-on activities, shows,
and presentations!

1. How did we get here?
– Learn how astronomers look back in time
with telescopes
– Discover the size of our Universe as we know it by studying the Hubble Deep Field Images

2. How does the Universe work?
–  Dive into the electromagnetic spectrum with NASA’s missions to see through galaxies and unlock their secrets
– Explore the effects of gravity from things we can see (planets, stars, etc.) and things we cannot see (dark matter)

3. Are we alone?
– Detect worlds orbiting other stars with
NASA’s Eyes on Exoplanets
– Identify Earth-like planets that
may be fostering life

Additional Learning Stations

• Capture a real picture with NASA’s Micro Observatory network of telescopes and
take it home with you

• Build your own Comet and Galaxy Slime
• Visions of the Universe poster exhibit unveiled for the first time
• SPOC Planetarium Show “Answering NASA’s 3 Big Questions”
• Meet STEM Professionals assisting with NASA’s search for answers

This event is supported by NASA’s Universe of Learning, in partnership with Smithsonian Affiliations.

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