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Space Science Events

Take in a special planetarium show, look through our 16" observatory telescope, or learn about space at one of our special Space Science themed events!


At this time, no events are scheduled at the museum.  Please check back for future events and entrance information.

Upcoming Events

June 3, 2023 - 2:00pm

The museum is partnering with the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum as the local host for Sally's Night, which is a national celebration of the 40th anniversary of Dr. Sally Ride's first spaceflight. This commemorative event on Saturday, June 3 to coincide with the closing weekend of our temporary exhibit on loan from NASA, Roving with Perseverance, which is a full-scale Mars rover model.

From 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., family-friendly, space-themed activities will include worksheets, hands-on projects, and 360-degree virtual reality tours provided by NASA at Home. Local women scientists working on Mars remote exploration, astrobiology, the James Webb Telescope, and Venus mapping projects will be the event's guest presenters.

At 6:00 p.m., the feature film Hidden Figures (2016) will be shown in the planetarium as part of our movie and panel series, Science: Fiction or Fact?. Hidden Figures highlights African American female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race. After the movie, a panel will review the featured film for scientific and historical accuracies and inaccuracies. This discussion is an open forum style that encourages audience participation.

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