What a memory making day! Seeing Facebook and Twitter full of pictures and comments from local families and friends on their shuttle sightings throughout the DC Metro Area underscored the importance of the day. But, the fun isn’t over! Check out the rest of Discovery’s Welcome Party Events.
EVENT LOCATION: All events take place at the Udvar-Hazy Center!
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
Admission: Free, Parking $15
Welcome Discovery Celebration
Thursday, April 19th 8:00am – 6:30pm
8:00 am: The parking lot at Udvar-Hazy Center Opens.
9:00 am: The outside ceremony area opens
11:00 am: DISCOVERY ARRIVES!!!! And, make sure to take a camera as they plan to place The Space Shuttles Discovery and Enterprise nose-to-nose!
11:30 am: Ceremony Begins There will be a ton of speakers. It’s only supposed to last 30 minutes but as we know, people tend to go over!
Noon – 4:00 pm: Get a close up of both Discovery and Enterprise
Noon – 4:30 pm: Enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including:
- * Signing a real space shuttle tire
- * Putting together a satellite using a robotic arm (virtually!)
- * Seeing Big Bird and Elmo in a portable planetarium
4:00 pm: Watch the shuttles as they are moved to their permanent locations!
Imax Movie: The Dream is Alive
Thursday April 19, 2012
10:25 am, 1:25 pm, 3:25 pm, 6:30 pm
STUDENT DISCOVERY DAY
Friday, April 20 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday is supposed to be even MORE catered to younger audiences!
10:00 am: The day starts a little later! YAY!
10:00 am – 3:00 pm: The same activities from Thursday take place BUT added for Friday:
- Real Astronauts engaging with young people directly
- Real NASA Scientists giving educational talks
This may also be a fun day to check out the Discovery Play Zone for Tots!
Saturday, April 21 -Sunday, April 22 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
If you can’t make it during the week, all of these activities plus more are schedule for Saturday and Sunday! There will be activities for all ages including pre-k! The highlight of the weekend for the kiddies may be watching NASA performing work on Discovery and getting a chance to watch up close and ask questions.