Family Day Space Weekend - Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
*The event has already taken place on this date: Mon, 02/17/2020
Have you always wanted to meet an astronaut? This is your opportunity! Canadian Astronaut Dr. Dave Williams will be at the museum for presentations about his experiences in space, as well as for fun readings of his space-related children’s books. Dr. Dave will also be available for book signings after his presentations.
Try your hand at being an astronaut with a new interactive Space Virtual Reality Experience – available Family Day weekend only! Take part in a breathtaking spacewalk and view Earth from the cosmos and journey on the Canadarm as you are tasked with completing a repair to the International Space Station.
Want to learn more about the stars above? Sit back and relax in Astronomy in Action’s planetarium and explore through time and space. Stunning 4K visuals of the true night sky in a professionally presented 360-degree theatre allows you to experience the universe with wonder and awe.
Family Day weekend also marks the debut of a new exhibit: "Health in Space". "Health in Space" explores how gravity, radiation, and isolation all pose unique health challenges for astronauts living and working in space. Highlights include authentic artifacts, interactive experiences, and video interviews with Canadian astronauts!
There will also be plenty of intergalactic activities for children throughout the weekend, from fun daily presentations demonstrating how flight works to the chance to build your own mini jet pack.
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