Monday, April 30, 2012

Meet an Astronaut

The San Diego Air & Space Museum's Space Day celebration is set to launch on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come and engage in fun hands-on demonstrations, giveaways, and activities with local and national space experts. Space Day is FREE for children 17 and under (with paid adult admission). Admission is discounted for adults with a coupon available here.

Local astronaut Woody Spring, whose ambitious spacewalks from the space shuttle helped prepare for the construction of the International Space Station, is planning to join us to share stories of his dynamic space career.

Invited Presenters include NASA, Sally Ride Science, San Diego Space Society, JPL, The Mars Society, SETI, San Diego Astronomy Association, UCSD EarthKAM, UCSD MoonKAM, The Planetary Society, UCSD Near-Space Balloon Team, Virgin Galactic, Aerospace Legacy Foundation, Astronaut Teacher Alliance and many others.

The Day's Activities Include:
  • Drive a Mars Rover
  • Build & Fly a Paper Rocket
  • Talk to Space Experts
  • Design Your own Space Patch
  • Coloring
  • Free Posters
  • Giveaways
  • Fun for All Ages!
The Museum's Space Galleries are also open for viewing throughout the event, including a flown Apollo spacecraft, moon rocks and space suits. For more information, and for a special admission discount coupon, please go to the Space Day webpage here.

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 it was the first aero-themed Museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. Now on display, “How Things Fly,” a special exhibition that examines the wonder of flight through four fun and interactive zones. The Museum is located at: 

2001 Pan American Plaza 
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101


  1. That sounds awesome! My oldest would love that

    1. It is a fun event! I can imagine the reaction he would have, I would be excited and nervous... and astronaut! it's the dream of most kids while growing up.

  2. If it wasn't for people like you putting stuff like this on their blogs, I'd never know what was going on! This sounds sooo cool- I requested the coupons and if all goes as planned, my family will be going. Thanks!

    1. Thank you! you have made my week! because your comment is the reason why I share events that are both fun and learning experiences. I'm glad your family will be going and hope to hear about your day. :) Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. :D