We Can Do It! Women in Aviation and Space at STEVEN F. UDVAR-HAZY CENTER

Saturday, 10 March, 2018


Explore the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum during their Heritage Family Days. Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Smithsonian with “We Can Do It! Women in Aviation and Space.” Activities and talks are scheduled throughout the day to inspire STEM curiosity in women and girls. Explore the Sally Ride Collection, take part in a “Flights of Fancy” story time and hear from NASA astronauts Mary Cleave and Anne McClain. Enjoy hands-on activities and a photo opp with Rosie the Riveter. This family day will look back at groundbreaking women of the past and forward to what can and will be achieved by women in the future.

March 10, 2018 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

STEVEN F. UDVAR-HAZY CENTER 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151

We are opening our doors to your family for a day full of hands-on activities, inspiring women, and fun challenges to celebrate women’s contributions to space, aviation, and STEM fields.

Our family day is designed to introduce every member of your unique family to groundbreaking women of the past and the women driving us into the future.

Meet Inspiring Women Working in the Field Today

NASA’s Catherine Barclay shares her favorite female space heroes and how women contribute to space exploration today.

F-16 pilot, Heather Penney, tells her story of responding to 9/11.  

STEM professionals and air traffic controllers are ready to answer your questions about a career in science and flight.

Our curators will  talk about astronaut Barbies, space-themed toys, women working in space, and military demonstration pilots.    

Challenge Your Family and Friends

Can you complete our “Heroines in the Museum” treasure map? Successful adventurers will take their own heroine card home.  

Move a LEGO robot through a maze by learning basic coding or try your hand at using binary code like early space engineers.

Test your skills in our flight simulators.

Join Girl Scout and Brownie troops in a build your own flyer design challenge.

Snap A “We Can Do It!” Photo

Step into Rosie the Riveter’s “We Can Do It” poster at our dress-up, photo station.

Sit Back, Relax, and Learn

Take a break at one of our story times, featuring I’m Amelia Earhart, or learn how to identify stars in our inflatable planetarium.


14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151

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