Yuri's Day and Night Events
April 8, 2024 10:00 AM –5:00 PM
Yuri's Day and Night Events9404 E Marginal Way S
Tukwila, Washington 98108
Join us Saturday, April 8, 2023!
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.
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.