Star Wars Force at 40 at Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum


Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum hosts the Star Wars Force at 40 on May 25. From a special screening to engaging activities, Star Wars fans will want to go.

While very few can experience a galaxy far away, everyone can dream of the great unknown at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. On May 25, the Washington DC museum campus will celebrate Star Wars Force at 40. The date represents the 40th anniversary of the premiere of Star Wars: A New Hope.

Star Wars has legions of fans. From those who saw the films when they debuted 40 years ago to the youngest Luke Skywalker wannabe, the film series appeals to a broad audience. While lightsabers and crazy characters make a splash, the idea of flying, living and exploring space has a broader appeal.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum encourages the exploration of all things related to flight. From the first aircrafts to more recent space missions, the museum is overflowing with artifacts. With two museum campuses, guests could spend days going through all the exhibits.

With the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope on May 25, the National Air and Space Museum is taking the opportunity to celebrate both the movie and the museum. The museum will offer two special screenings of the Star Wars movie in the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater. Seeing the movie in this setting will showcase the brilliance of the classic film. The showings are 5:30 and 7 p.m. Free tickets are required for the event and can be acquired here.

In addition to the movie screening the museum will offer several activities. Star Wars characters will be available for photo opportunities. A brass band will play the musical score.

Besides the Star Wars themed events, museum staff will make presentations. Aerospace experts will share their insights. Hopefully, the event will spark a greater interest in both space exploration and the aeronautic industry.

The Force at 40 event is free and open to the public. The movie screening does require a free ticket but all other activities are ticketless. The museum will be open till 8 p.m. on May 25.

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Gather friends, family and other Star Wars fans to celebrate The Force at 40. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Star Wars and space culture at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.