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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center 10th Anniversary Open House

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Udvar-Hazy Center through presentations, hands-on activities, stories, and special tours about our collection and restoration projects. Meet the curators, archivists, and other specialists who bring our collections to life.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Open House
Saturday, January 25, 2014
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Throughout the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Admission: Free, Parking $15

Celebrate the Udvar-Hazy Center's tenth anniversary with its first-ever open house. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at historic artifacts, documents, and works of art that are not on public display and see what it takes to collect, preserve, and restore them.


- Tour the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar and see the Museum's current projects such as the Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver.
- Meet curators, conservators, archivists, and other specialists, and learn how they care for objects in the Museum's collection.
- Learn how the aircraft are hung for display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar.
- Participate in hands-on activities designed for adults and children.
- See how the most fragile artifacts are stored and cared for.
- Discover the research that is needed before a restoration project can begin.
- Get some tips for photographing objects in the Museum from a staff photographer.

Follow the Museum on social media for updates and share your visit with #UHC10 hash tag, or register ( to be one of ten social media users invited to the Udvar-Hazy Center Open House Social before public hours. Registration for the social media event opens January 2nd at 12 pm EST and closes at 12 pm EST on January 9th.