Space Expo

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Experience out of this world fun at the New England Air Museum’s 10th annual SPACE EXPO, New England’s largest aerospace event.

Featuring NASA Astronaut Mike Foreman

Lectures at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Capt. Foreman graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a Navy test pilot and flight instructor before joining NASA in 1998. Foreman is a veteran of two space missions and five spacewalks, and he has logged over 7,000 flight hours in more than 50 different aircraft.

Event Schedule

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.     Museum Exhibits & Gift Shop
Explore three hangars filled with historic aircraft. Don't forget a visit to the Wings 'n Things Gift Shop!
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.      SPACE EXPO Exhibitors
Meet scientists, engineers, and space enthusiasts from local aerospace companies and organizations.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Computerized Flight Simulators
Take to the imaginary skies flying a Cessna 172 with NEAM's computer flight simulators.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.     Open Cockpit Experiences
Climb into the cockpits of historic aircraft with help from the NEAM Team.
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.     STARLAB: Portable Planetarium Shows
Experience the night sky under an inflatable dome. Shows begin every half hour, last 20 minutes, and accommodate up to 25 people. First come, first served. First show begins at 10:30 a.m. and last show begins at 2:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.     Build & Fly Challenge: Straw Rockets
Are you a rocket scientist? Test your engineering skills by designing, building and launching a straw rocket.
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.      Meet Star Wars Characters
Snap a selfie with the 501st Legion CT Garrison and the R2D2 Builders Club of CT.
10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.      National Weather Service Weather Briefings
Become Weather Ready with members of the NOAA National Weather Service. Briefings last 15-20 minutes.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.     Ercoupe Full Motion Flight Simulator
Take the controls aboard NEAM's Ercoupe full motion flight simulator, and experience the roll, yaw, and pitch of a real airplane in flight.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.     Virtual Flight Center
Experience the thrill of flight with NEAM's advanced three screen yoke and pedal flight simulators. Ages 10 and older, $5.00 per person per 30 minute flight. Flights available on a first come, first served basis. Last flights begin at 2:30pm Tickets available for purchase at Admissions Counter the day of the event.

Unless otherwise noted all events and activities are included with general admission and are subject to change. Please note that library passes are not valid on this event day.

Download a flyer here.

Group Admission

You may purchase discounted group admission for Space Expo. Your group must have 10 or more participants to qualify for the group admission rate. Groups must arrive together at check-in. Registration is non-refundable and payment must be received by April 2, 2018. The group rates are $13.00 for adults ages 15 and up, and $8.00 for youth ages 4-14. Children ages 3 and under are free.

You can register your group online here.

Groups may purchase general admission the day of the event.

If you have any questions, please contact: Kellie Molander, Visitor Services Manager, by phone at 860-623-3305 X311, or by email .

Enjoy an “out of this world” lunch or snack. Cash only, please. Available 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from:

Space Expo is supported in part by:

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