One of the most interactive and inspiring exhibitions exploring flight ever to tour.
ABOVE AND BEYOND celebrates the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. This 5,000-square-foot traveling aerospace exhibition features: immersive simulations, interactive design challenges, iconic historical touchstones, visionary concepts for the future, and inspiring stories from game-changing innovators, past and present.
Design—and test-fly—your own supersonic jet. Pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane to measure nature’s fury. Spread your wings and experience flight as a bird or a futuristic wing-flapping aircraft. Or take an elevator ride to the edge of space.
Packed with fun interactive challenges, vehicle concept models and prototypes, immersive media presentations, and inspiring stories, this large-scale exhibition invites you to experience what it takes to make the “impossible” possible. Explore ever more advanced aircraft and spacecraft that change our lives and transform our world. And join the epic journey into the sky and beyond!
Above and Beyond brings flight to life…
- an expansive multitouch timeline
- an immersive video experience
- five interactive galleries: up, faster, farther, higher, and smarter
- interactive simulations and design activities
- stories about the people behind the advances in flight
- a montage of dreamers and doers, who share their excitement for their jobs and the next century of flight
- add your own dreams to a collaborative vision of flight 100 years from now
ABOVE AND BEYOND is designed to ignite a passion for humankind’s greatest adventure: our journey of flight in the air and space. In doing so, it honors past world-changing innovations in flight, while looking ahead to what’s next and demonstrating the impact of aerospace breakthroughs in our everyday lives. The exhibition also serves to inspire children and young adults to imagine future careers in aerospace and support educators in building STEM awareness and skills among K-12 students. ABOVE AND BEYOND creates an uplifting and memorable experience that encourages all visitors to aim high and push past the impossible limits in their lives.
The exhibition is presented by Boeing, in collaboration with NASA and The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
The exhibition debuted at The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
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Exhibit size: 5,000 square feet
Target Audience: families, students grades K-12 (with focus on grades 3-8, ages 7-14)
Available Spring, Summer, Fall
- Upper elementary and middle school children (ages 7 to 14) and their families
- Young adults
- K-8 educators
- Adult museum goers without children
- Aviation and space enthusiasts
- Aerospace industry professionals and their families
March 25, 2017 – October 8, 2017
Santa Ana, California
Discovery Cube Orange County
May 27 – September 10, 2017
August 1, 2017 – October 8, 2017
8.1.17 – 10.8.17
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
September 30, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Space Center Houston
January 27, 2018 – September 9, 2018
June 9, 2018 – October 7, 2018
Programs and Partnerships
The exhibition’s launch marks a range of milestones in the story of flight. The exhibition’s national sponsor, Boeing, is creating a broader celebration by supporting the development of activities, special aviation and aerospace events, education programs and more at local tour stops. Hosts for the exhibition will enjoy the broad coverage and extended promotional platform created around this celebration, which will help ensure the success of the exhibition and create many local and regional partnership opportunities for the host venues throughout the tour.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Wash. DC
Children’s City, Dubai, UAE
Saint Louis Science Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Mushrif Central Park, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Gaillard Center, Charleston, SC
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK (London)
Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA
Centrair Hall, Nagoya, Japan
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois
Janadriyah Festival, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Scitech, Al Khobar, UAE
To learn more about Above and Beyond:
+44 (0) 7966 139 867