Yuri’s Day at The Museum of Flight

Aircorps Art Dec 2019


The Museum celebrates spaceflight on April 8 with both daytime and nighttime events. Yuri’s Day offers spaceflight-themed activities for all ages from during the Museum’s regular hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum will reopen at 6 p.m. for Yuri’s Night, a ticketed, 21+ spaceflight party that will run until 11 p.m.

Yuri’s Day
Yuri’s Day includes presentations by NASA spacesuit tester Bill Ayrey at 1 p.m. and at 2 p.m. veteran astronaut Nicholas Patrick will talk about his space missions and experiences wearing spacesuits. At 2:45 both Ayrey and Patrick will compare notes during a Q&A with Museum visitors.

The Mars Society will have VR booths and a live link to their Utah Research Station,  R2-D2 will roam the galleries, and the Seattle Area LEGO® Users Group will display their space-themed LEGO® creations.

Activities include family workshops, kids dance parties with a live DJ at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., 360-video selfie ops, and Star Wars story times beginning at noon. Yuri’s Day is free with Museum admission.

Yuri’s Night
The 6-11 p.m. Yuri’s Night spectacle will transform the Museum into a 21+ intergalactic nightclub celebrating real and imagined spaceflight with music, art and cosplay. For full details and prices please see the Museum website.

Yuri’s Night and Yuri’s Day events are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981.

The main display area of the Museum of Flight, located at Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington. (Photo via Wikipedia)

About The Museum of Flight

Founded in 1965, the independent, nonprofit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving 600,000 visitors. The Museum’s collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today’s 787 Dreamliner. Attractions at the 23-acre, 5-building Seattle campus include the original Boeing Company factory, the NASA Space Shuttle Trainer, Air Force One, Concorde, Lockheed Blackbird and Apollo Moon rockets. In addition to the Seattle campus adjacent to King County International Airport, the Museum also has its 3-acre Restoration Center and Reserve Collection at Paine Field in Everett (not currently open to the public).

With a foundation of aviation history, the Museum is also a hub of news and dialogue with leaders in the emerging field of private spaceflight ventures. The Museum’s aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum’s onsite and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission for adults is $26. Youth 5 through 17 are $18, youth 4 and under are free. Seniors 65 and over $22. Groups of ten or more: $20 per adult, $13 per youth, $18 per senior. Admission is free from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. Parking is always free. There is a full lunch menu café operated by McCormick & Schmick’s. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org


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