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Be the Astronaut

Be the Astronaut is a fun, interactive adventure where you are in control as you launch a rocket, pilot a spaceship, and drive a rover in space! Discover the solar system first hand with the help of virtual astronauts, and land on multiple worlds, including the moon, Mars, Jupiter and asteroids. Designed with the help of NASA experts, Be the Astronaut is fun for the whole family and takes STEM learning into outer space!

Neighborhood: Downtown

San Diego Air & Space Museum
2001 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Feb 3, 2017 - ongoing




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Summer Concert Series - Hullabaloo

Jul 21, 2017

Come and explore the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum and dance to the music of Hullabaloo this summer.

Event Includes

Hullabaloo performance
Crafts in the Outdoor Art Studio
Food vendors
$5 Beer & Wine Cash Bar for adults
Complimentary extended hours Overflow Parking available behind the Museum. Follow signs for Weekday Parking.
And after hours access to all the educational hands-on exhibits in the Museum!

Summer Concert Series Schedule

Fridays - June 16, July 7, July 21, August 4


"Paint Promenade" an Art Exhibition

May 28 - Jul 1, 2017

The San Diego Watercolor Society presents "Paint Promenade", an art exhibition juried by award-winning artist Craig Anderson.

Opening Reception

The Opening Reception is Friday June 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with 95-100 original ready-to-hang paintings for sale, plus wine, food and the fellowship of other art enthusiasts. Also showing at the Reception will be the winners of the 2017 Water Conservation Poster Contest for children in grades 1-6 sponsored by the San Diego Public Utilities Department.


Joyce Moreno

Aug 12, 2017

Internationally-acclaimed Brazilian vocalist, composer, arranger and instrumentalist Joyce Moreno visits San Diego for a rare U.S. performance.

Joyce's career began in the early 60s, Joyce has been an advocate for the feminist voice in Brazil, paving the way for countless other artists who followed. She has received four Latin GRAMMY nominations and has authored over 400 songs, interpreted by the greatest names in Brazilian popular music from Elis Regina to Gal Costa.

Joyce's work has been recorded by Annie Lennox, Wallace Roney, Black Eyed Peas, David Sanchez and more. Joyce (guitar & voice) will be joined by Helio Alves (piano) Rodolfo Stroeter (bass) and Tutty Moreno (percussion).



Aug 27, 2017

Have you ever wondered how a French Horn section would sound outside of the musical context of an orchestra or band?

Hornswoggle is a convivial group of horn players of all ages that are brought together to practice and perform French Horn ensemble music. Many of them are hobbyists, others are band/orchestra directors, free lancers, professionals, private horn instructors, and high school and college music students.

The ensemble is conducted by San Diego Symphony's Principal horn emeritus John Lorge.



Summer Concert Series - Hullabaloo

Jul 21, 2017

"Paint Promenade" an Art Exhibition

May 28 - Jul 1, 2017

Joyce Moreno

Aug 12, 2017


Aug 27, 2017

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