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Imaging Women In The Space Age

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  • Sep. 01, 2019 through Nov. 03, 2019, Various Times
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 47-01 111th St, Corona
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission: $16 Adults; $13 Children ages 2-17, Students, and senior citizens

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). This unique exhibition showcases the achievements of America’s pioneering astronauts and highlights the fascination with space women. From the earliest moon goddesses to today’s galactic fashions, visions of females in space have sparked the creative imagination.

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.

About New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St

Corona, NY

  • Standard hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
  • 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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