National Air and Space Museum Announce Open House

The National Air and Space Museum will celebrate the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center’s 10th anniversary with an open house Saturday, Jan. 25. For one day only, the museum will give visitors a rare, behind-the-scenes look into spaces usually inaccessible to the public. The daylong event will also include demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages, as well as presentations on how the museum preserves, cares for and displays its collection.

Meet curators, conservators, archivists and other specialists, and learn how they care for objects in the museum’s collection
Learn how the aircraft are hung for display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar
Meet shuttle astronaut Stephen Robinson at Discovery in the Space Hangar
See how the most fragile artifacts are stored and cared for
Peek into the Conservation Lab and hear from conservators about projects they are working on
Get tips for photographing objects in the museum from a staff photographer
Children can build their own plane and listen to story time

Admission to the museum and open house is free; parking is $15. The open house is made possible through the support of FBR. Learn more about his event at: http://airandspace.si.edu/events/detail.cfm?id=8757

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