Join us May 16-17, 2014 for a multitude of exciting space-related activities! The museum and a number of partner organizations will offer hands-on activities for all ages, including special appearances by astronauts, a 5K fun run/walk and 1-mile kids' race, a star-gaze with telescopes, a chance to see the museum's new space shuttle exhibit, model rocket building and launching, and much more. Admission to most activities is FREE!
More activities will be added on both days as the event nears. Please watch this space for updates.
8 p.m. -- 1-mile kids' fun run ($) (Parents may accompany young children during kids' race)
8:30 p.m. -- 5K Fun Run: Glow in the Dark Edition ($)
- Click here to register online
- Pre-registration entry fee is $20 per person (includes t-shirt; fee increases to $25 after April 28)
- Registration offered on day of event for $30 (t-shirt not guaranteed)
- Base access is not required to participate - Races begins with rocket launches
- Participants receive glow-in-the-dark sticks
- Kids' race particpants receive ribbons
9 p.m. -- Miami Valley Astronomical Society members available for questions and answers
9:30 p.m. -- Star-Gaze with telescopes (weather permitting) - Click here to learn about star-gaze etiquette
Saturday, May 17
10 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Ongoing indoor space-related activities
- Indoor planetarium
- Space shuttle computer simulators
- Learn about space-related pop culture
- Hands-on demonstration stations
- Space-related make-it/take-it stations
- Special roaming characters
10 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Ongoing outdoor space-related activities (weather permitting) - Rocket launches on front field
- Space shuttle slide and Space Camp bounce houses
11 a.m. -- Model rocket build and fly begins (while supplies last)
1 p.m. -- USAF Band of Flight performance
Time TBD -- Troy Show Choir performance
Air Force Museum Theatre
12 p.m. -- Hidden Universe shown in Air Force Museum Theater ($) (reduced cost is $6 per person) 2 p.m. -- Hidden Universe shown in Air Force Museum Theater ($) (reduced cost is $6 per person) The Air Force Museum Theatre will show other movies throughout the day. Click here for all show times and ticket prices.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Museum galleries and National Aviation Hall of Fame open
9 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Museum store, interactive simulators and Morphis MovieRide Simulator open ($) (reduced cost for Morphis is $3 per person; click here for simulator information)
10 a.m.-4 p.m. -- Museum cafe open on second floor ($)
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Please note that for security reasons, all bags are subject to search, and backpacks, packages and large camera cases are not permitted within the museum. In addition, all adults may be asked to show their picture identification card upon entering the museum.