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Free Museum Day

Soar to new heights at the Lone Star Flight Museum for FREE on Smithsonian Museum Day! We open our doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, September 22, 2018 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums. 

Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before. The theme of this year’s Museum Day is “Women Making History,” honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers as well.

Join us for a panel showcashing Houston women who have been making history in the areas of STEM and Aviation:


Panel I: Women Breaking Barriers (10am)
  • Janine Iannarelli, Founder & President, Par Avion Ltd.
  • Mary Latimer, Founder & Pilot, Girls in Flight Training Academy
  • Marjorie Ferrone, Co-Founder & COO, Drone Parks World Wide
  • Karen Brun, Mission Specialist, Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) XV, NASA
Panel II: Women in STEM (11am)
  • Eileen Stansbery, Deputy Director, Exploration Integration and Science, NASA
  • Fre’Etta Brooks, President, UH Astronomy Society
  • Larissa Nitschke, PhD student in the Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Program, Baylor College of Medicine 
  • Brigadier General Jeannie M. Leavitt, United States Air Force
Panel III: Women Rising to the Top (1pm)
  • Tamara Griffith, Pilot & Mechanic, Girls in Flight Training Academy
  • Amanda Montour, Pilot, United States Coast Guard
  • Command Master Cheif Carrie L. Weser, United States Navy
  • Karen Brun, Flight Engineer, United States Air Force
Plus pick up an exclusive Knowledge Hunt designed for children 4-11 featuring women and their contributions throughout the museum.


Download one printed ticket to allow FREE entry for two visitors and explore the entire museum. 

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