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San Diego Air & Space Museum’s 19th Annual “Space Day” offers Family Friendly Space-Related Fun and Experiential Learning on Saturday, May 11

Exciting and Interactive Space Day activities include space-related demonstrations, fun hands-on activities with local and national space experts and the always-popular “Stomp Rockets.”

Enjoy Fun, Interactive and Educational Space-Related Activities with Local and National Experts!

San Diego, CA – The San Diego Air & Space Museum’s 19th Annual Space Day celebration is set for Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Museum’s Pavilion in Balboa Park. Space Day features demonstrations, and fun, hands-on activities with local and national space industry experts.

Two children ages 12 and under are free with one paid adult admission during Space Day.

Fun, hands-on activities at Space Day: 
The Always Popular “Stomp Rockets”
Talking to Space Experts
Coloring James Webb telescope images
Building & Flying Straw Rockets
Designing Your Own Space Patch
Creating a UFO!

Invited Community Partners:
San Diego Astronomy Association – Solar Telescopes
Children’s Discovery Museum – Space Puzzles
Dark Skies San Diego – “Why Darkness is Important” displays
Xpace – Team from Tijuana Robotic Demonstrations
United States Space Force – Keeping Us Safe and Secure from Above
University of California at San Diego Astrophysics Department – Graduate Student displays
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space at UC San Diego (SEDS)
NASA Solar System Ambassador – JPL Models of the Solar System

The Museum’s unique “SPACE: Our Greatest Adventure” is also open for viewing throughout the event, including the actual Apollo 9 Command Module, moon rocks, space suits and more. The exciting “ABOVE AND BEYOND” special exhibition exploring the future of aviation and space exploration and innovation also is included during Space Day.

Space Day is included with the price of admission to the Museum. Youth groups and chaperones of 10 or more that preregister at are free.

For more information, visit the Space Day event page on the Museum’s website.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is California’s official air and space museum and education center. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and was the first aero-themed Museum to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum was voted the top Aviation Museum in California and one of the “10 Best Aviation Museum’s Around the U.S.” The Museum also is home to the prestigious International Air & Space Hall of Fame. The Museum is located at 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101. The Museum and gift store are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with admissions until 4:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

San Diego Air & Space Museum

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