Space Day 2024

NASA CTSGC sponsors Space Day events at several locations for Space Day 2024. Several of our affiliates have created fun, space-related experiences for Space Day.

Below are examples of the activities planned for Space Day by our affiliates:



CT Science Center

The Connecticut Science Center plans to celebrate Space Day on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Planned activities include:

  • Live Science interactive demonstration on space topics
  • Space-Themed Crafts
  • Photo stations
  • A Planetarium show
  • Outdoor activities will serve families and general public who may pass by Nassau Science Plaza during the program’s hours.

Live Science Programming will be available to all visitors and will be selected from the following list of activities:

  • Build Your Own Straw Rocket
  • Gravity Hoop
  • Space Trivia
  • Nebula Spin Art
  • Vacuum Show
  • Scale Model Solar System
  • Gene Expression in Space

SHU Discovery Science Center and Planetarium

The SHU Discovery Science Center and Planetarium plans to celebrate Space Day on Friday, May 3, 2024 with special presentations and screenings, hands-on activities, and late hours of operation to provide the community with opportunities to engage in learning about and celebrating space. The Space Day celebration will take place 10am-7pm on May 5 with special presentations throughout the day in the planetarium and the theater. Admission and media passes will be free for all guests, and community partners will help bring a robust schedule of activities to all.

    New England Air Museum

    The New England Air Museum plans to host their annual Space Expo on Saturday, April 27, 2024. This public event brings children and adults of all ages to the NEAM for a variety of space themed activities that are both fun and educational. Museum visitors will get to enjoy open cockpits, try turns in our flight simulators, attend lectures and demonstrations on space themed topics, and participate in relevant flight activities.