San Diego Air and Space Museum Embraces SPEED in 2018

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The San Diego Air & Space Museum is embracing Speed with a focus on Competition, Record Setting and Racing throughout 2018, with all of the Museum’s planes, jets, cars, space vehicles, motorcycles, and more – including some of the fastest vehicles known to mankind -- having their top speeds posted next to them for everyone to enjoy.

The heart of the Museum’s year-long celebration of speed is a new special exhibition, SPEED: Science in Motion – a fun, interactive exploration of the technology behind everything fast. SPEED: Science in Motion is Designed and Produced by Scitech and Produced by Imagine Exhibitions. 

Each month sees new iconic vehicles in SPEED: Science in Motion, beginning in February with the theme of “Land-Speed Record-Holders.” March features “Drag Racers,” and “Race Boats” roar into the Museum in April.

“Speed and Elegance” kicks off the summer in May, June is “Sports Cars,” and “Hot Rods” heat up July. “Motorcycles” rumble into the Museum in August, and “Open Wheels” take over in September.

A rare glimpse of famous “Hollywood and Movie Cars” debuts in October, and “Drift, Rally and Interactive Cars” are on tap for November. “Off-Road Vehicles” round out SPEED in December. Check back to our website for monthly updates to the themes for SPEED.

The special exhibition SPEED: Science in Motion is for adventurers of all ages, testing minds and bodies in a unique and engaging environment.

Compete in the F355 Challenge in a Ferrari, race side-by-side with your friends on a MotoGP motorcycle, or set personal speed records in a Scitech pedal car.

Through simple explanations of complex ideas and demonstrations of how the laws of physics and complex mechanics combine with human reaction and response, the mysteries of these peak performance endeavors are revealed in a relatable and practical way.

SPEED also features exciting and informative exhibits complimented by in-depth support resources for children, parents and teachers alike.

SPEED: Science in Motion runs through 2018. The exhibition is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 10:00 a. m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

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