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ONLINE SpaceFest

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  • May. 27, 2020, 11am-5pm
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

SpaceFest celebrates the launch of the first U.S. human mission to space in nearly a decade, as the crew of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to launch on May 27 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida headed to the International Space Station (ISS).  Beginning at 11am, SpaceFest at Home will offer a series of online engagements that will immerse participants in the science of space travel—past, present, and future. These will include a special edition of the Museum’s Scientists at Home program in which Museum Curator Ruth Angus will discuss how imagination has led to scientific innovation—including human missions to space, a fun at-home space activity for children on the Museum’s science website for kids OLogy, and a live guided virtual flight that will let viewers blast off from Earth and travel to the ISS and beyond while discussing what it takes to plan a trip to space. The festival will culminate in a watch party of the launch itself, featuring live commentary from Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson and Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty. Watch on the AMNH website or on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/naturalhistory/

About The American Museum of Natural History

200 Central Park W.

Upper West Side, NY

212-769-5100

  • Standard hours: Daily, 10am-5:45pm
  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: Yes
  • Bring food: Yes
  • 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: Yes

  • The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

    The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.






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