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Imaging Women in the Space Age

July 13, 2019 through November 03, 2019

Weekdays, 9:30 am – 5 pm; weekends, 10 am – 6 pm.

New York Hall of Science

Corona

All Ages

free with museum admission ($16 adults; $13 children, students & senior citizens)

Imaging Women in the Space Age at New York Hall of Science

Event description:

This exhibition includes vintage and current images of women as aviators and astronauts from fashion, television, film, pop culture and toys (e.g. Barbie and LEGO astronaut dolls), as well as new developments in space-inspired fashion (space gear/spacesuits for women). The exhibition includes photographs of pioneering astronauts including Sally Ride, America?s first woman in space, Mae Jemison, America's first African-American female astronaut, and Ellen Ochoa, America's first Hispanic woman to go into space. There are also photographs of Dr. Ellen K. Baker, an astronaut who has logged more than 600 hours in space. Dr. Baker grew up in New York City and is the daughter of former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman. Also on display are vintage and current images of female space travelers in television shows like Lost in Space and Star Trek, photographs of space-inspired fashions including Pucci's designs for Braniff Airlines flight attendants and Chanel's 2017 futuristic dresses, and screenshots from films like Barbarella, which starred Jane Fonda and Gravity, which starred Sandra Bullock. Imaging Women in the Space Age is curated by Julie Wosk, author of "Women and the Machine" and "My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves."

Address: 47-01 111th Street
Corona, NY 11368
Phone: 718-699-0005
Website: https://nysci.org/event/imaging-women-in-the-space-age/

About New York Hall of Science

Standard hours: M-F 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sat/Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: No
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: No

New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math.

NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology and play affect how we learn.

NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.


Parking: Paid
Nearest public transportation stop: 7 (local 111th Street Station)
Party room: Yes

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