NASA Astronaut appears at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum

Here’s a very special event for Indianapolis children and their parents. Visiting Indianapolis from other cities in Indiana for the big finale of the Indiana State Fair and staying on a couple days? Put this rare educational event on your “things to do in Indianapolis list.” The Indiana State Fairgrounds are close to the Children’s Museum.

WHAT: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is proud to host NASA Astronaut and Hoosier Dr. David Wolf, who will be making his first official public appearance since returning from the most recent NASA mission. Dr. Wolf will lead a presentation in Lilly Theater about his recent mission to the International Space Station to be attended by school groups, public visitors and invited special guests. Museum visitors will also have two autograph session opportunities to meet Dr. Wolf. Dedicated media interviews will be available in the afternoon, however members of the media may attend any of the day’s activities for filming opportunities.

WHERE: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis downtown

WHEN: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

DETAILS: Dr. Daivd Wolf was most recently assigned to the crew of space shuttle Endeavour for the mission STS-127, which delivered the final piece of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kibo laboratory and a new crew member to the International Space Station. This 16-day journey of more than 6.5 million miles ended with his return to Earth on July 31 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

August 25, 2009 timeline:

10-10:45 a.m.: Autograph session with Dr. Wolf in the Sunburst Atrium

11-11:45 a.m.: Space Flight Presentation by Dr. Wolf in the Lilly Theater

1-2 p.m.: Autograph session with Dr. Wolf on the Lower Level by Lilly Theater

2 p.m.: Media interview opportunities (members of the media may attend any of the day’s activities in addition to this dedicated interview time)

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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. The 472,900 square-foot facility houses 11 major galleries. Visitors can explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures, the arts, see how dinosaurs lived 65 million years ago in Dinosphere: Now You’re in Their World®, experience Dale Chihuly’s Fireworks of Glass and examine children’s impact in shaping history in The Power of Children: Making a Difference. The Children’s Museum, situated on 20 acres of land in Indianapolis, presents hundreds of programs and activities each year.

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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