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The New England Air Museum, Space Expo

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

EXPERIENCE OUT OF THIS WORLD FUN AT THE NEW ENGLAND AIR MUSEUM’S ANNUAL SPACE EXPO! The New England Air Museum’s annual celebration of all things aerospace is back!

This in-person special event will feature former NASA Astronaut Tom Jones as well as guests from our region’s aerospace industry, activities for children and families, and much more!

Special Event: Breakfast with an Astronaut!

Join us for a unique opportunity to meet one of NASA’s legendary astronauts.

A limited number of tickets are available for this exclusive event. Tickets are $50.00 each and include museum admission. Tickets can be purchased online only.

In addition to Dr. Jones’ appearance, SPACE EXPO 2022 features opportunities for visitors to meet life-size droids and intergalactic characters from the 501st Legion Connecticut Garrison. Children ages 4-14 are also invited to participate in our new Cosmic Kids Challenge. Participants will receive a stamp on their Cosmic Kids Challenge passport at four hands-on activity stations, and a full passport will earn children a prize from the museum gift shop.

Other special guests for SPACE EXPO 2022 include the Danbury FIRST Robotics Teams, EAA Chapter 166, NASA Solar System Ambassador Program, New England R2D2 Builders Club, Springfield Museums, Springfield Stars Club, and the Talcott Mountain Science Center.


Keynote Speaker: Former NASA Astronaut Tom Jones

Thomas D. Jones, PhD, is a veteran NASA astronaut, scientist, author, pilot, and speaker. In more than eleven years with NASA, he flew on four shuttle missions and led three spacewalks, spending fifty-three days in space. An Air Force Academy graduate,

Tom piloted B-52D strategic bombers, earned a doctorate in planetary sciences from the University of Arizona, studied asteroids and robotic exploration missions for NASA, and engineered CIA intelligence-gathering systems.

Lectures: 11:00am and 1:00pm

Public Meet and Greets: 10:00-10:45am & 2:00-3:00pm

SPACE EXPO will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the museum will close at 4:00 p.m. Admission is $18.00 for ages 15 to 64, $15.00 for seniors 65 and up, and $10.00 for youth ages 4 to 14. New England Air Museum members and children ages 3 and under are admitted free of charge. Please note, the CT Summer at the Museum promotion does not apply to this event. The New England Air Museum is located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, adjacent to Bradley International Airport.

This event is free with museum admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online below. Please note, CT Summer at the Museum promotion does not apply for this event.

CT SUMMER AT THE MUSEUM July 1 – September 5, 2022

All CT children are admitted FREE to the museum with one accompanying adult! NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Restrictions appy, one adult free per household. Must show proof of residency.


August 20
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT


New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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(860) 623-3305
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