480 parents, students, and teachers from Baltimore attend a Family Science Night at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. The Wright Flyer is hanging from the ceiling, above the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia. 80% of the attendees said they had never been to the Museum before, even though it is only an hour drive from Baltimore. From the Museum’s point of view, programming for Baltimore residents is national outreach.
The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education oversees the Family Science Night program at the Museum. 114 programs conducted to date have reached nearly 39,000 attendees.