If you’ve got a love for space and all of its mysteries or want your children spend their Saturday participating in hands-on educational activities instead of watching cartoons all day, don’t miss Space Fest!
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, the Dayton Challenger Learning Center, and other organizations are partnering up to offer a day full of fun, space-related activities. This event, Space Fest, will take place on Saturday, May 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Most of the activities slated to take pace are absolutely free.
Space Fest will take place at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force located at 1100 Spaatz Street in Dayton, OH (45431).
Activities will include:
- Presentations by real astronauts
- A look in NASA’s first space shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer
- A 5K fun run/walk
- A 1-mile kid’s race
- A Sun-Gaze with telescopes
- Performances by local bands
- Model rocket building and launching
- A space trivia contest
- Interactive simulator rides
The following astronauts will be presenting at Space Fest as well as answering questions and providing autographs:
- Dr. Anna L. Fisher – Management Astronaut in Capsule Communicator Branch and Exploration Branch
- Col. Pamela A. Melroy – USAF
To find additional information on the event and a schedule of activities, to get registered for the 5K or the 1-mile kids race, or to get directions to the museum, please visit the National Museum of the US Air Force website.