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Opening Day for Museum of Flight New Home Beyond Earth Exhibit

SEATTLE – The Museum’s new Home Beyond Earth exhibition opens June 8 with exciting events aimed at keeping families in orbit all day. Activities include space-themed workshops, planetarium shows, spaceflight presentations, games, making postcards to space, and book talks for both kids and adults.

Home Beyond Earth is an entirely new exhibit created by the Museum as an immersive experience in three galleries with a focus on the past, present and future of space stations and living in orbit around the Earth. Digital passports allow visitors to personalize their journey through the exhibit and build an imagined life in a space station of their choice.

The exhibition displays over fifty artifacts, models, space-flown objects and uniforms; plus large digital projections enliven the galleries with photos, videos and vintage space art. The exhibit runs until Jan. 20, 2025 and is included with Museum general admission.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Family Workshops: Technical Drawings
Throughout history, humans have dreamed about what it could be like to live beyond the Earth. In this workshop, create your own plans for a home away from the planet we know. Get your plans approved by a Museum of Flight Educator, and build a model using simple supplies.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Live Poster Screen Printing by Fingers Duke
Fingers Duke will demonstrate live screen printing of a limited edition Home Beyond Earth poster that guests can take home for FREE! (while supplies last).

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Board Game Demos
Hang out with local board game developers and learn to play some space-themed tabletop games.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lets Build a Rocket! A Workshop with Jhun Carpio
Make a rocket out of cardboard tubes, coffee stirrers, 3D Printed cones and LED lights. Led by artist and scale modeler Jhun Carpio, this hands on and customizable workshop takes 10-15 minutes and is suitable for ages 9+. While supplies last.
Jhun Carpio is a scale model artist who has been creating models since he moved from the Philippines to Seattle in 1983. Inspired by memories of boxes handcrafted from toothpicks and sold as souvenirs that he saw as a child Carpio uses wooden stirrers, matchsticks, and toothpicks to create highly detailed models.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Planetarium Shows
Launch into outer space and learn about the stars with the Museum’s expert educators.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Outposts on the Frontier: A Fifty-Year History of Space Stations by Jay Chladek (a book talk and signing)
Outposts on the Frontier reveals how the Soviets and the Americans combined strengths to build space stations over the past fifty years. At the heart of these scientific advances are people of both greatness and modesty. Jay Chladek documents the historical tapestry of the people, the early attempts at space station programs, and how astronauts and engineers have contributed to and shaped the ISS in surprising ways.

12:30 p.m.
Aliens: Join the Scientists Searching Space for Extraterrestrial Life by Joalda Morancy (a kids book talk and signing)
Space expert and children’s author Joalda Morancy explores all things extraterrestrial. Morancy sorts myth from fact and brings the real science behind the search for alien lifeforms. Their book takes readers on a tour of the Solar System (and beyond) and on-board new NASA missions searching for the most likely alien hiding places―from icy moons of Jupiter to the clouds of Venus.

2 p.m.
Orbital Reef and the Future of Space Stations – A Talk with Blue Origin’s Erika Wagner
Erika Wagner, Blue Origin’s Senior Director for Emerging Space Markets, discusses Blue’s Orbital Reef space station, the future of space stations, and living in space. Q&A to follow.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Resource Fair
Meet the engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs imagining life in space

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