Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond

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.

Premiere Venue:
The exhibition debuted at The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

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Exhibit Links:
www.aboveandbeyondexhibition.com (U.S. site)
www.flightexhibition.com (International Site)

Exhibit Details:

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

Broad Audience:

  • 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

Now Showing:

Detroit, MI
Michigan Science Center
January 27, 2024 – September 8, 2024

Toledo, OH
Imagination Station
February 2, 2024 – May 12, 2024

San Diego, CA
San Diego Air & Space Museum
February 4, 2023 – January 5, 2025

Upcoming Venues

Idaho Falls, ID
Museum of Idaho
June 1, 2024 – January 5, 2025

Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Science Center
May 25, 2025 – September 1, 2025

Hickory, NC
Catawba Science Center
January 16, 2027 – September 6, 2027
(3,000 sf)

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.

Past Venues:
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
Questacon, Canberra, AUS
Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA
Sun Plaza, Bucharest, ROM
US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama
Singapore Science Centre, Singapore
Space Center Houston, Houston, Texas
Scienceworks, Melbourne, Australia
Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver, Colorado
Scienceworks, Melbourne, Australia
Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver, Colorado
Museum of Transp. and Tech. (MOTAT), Auckland, New Zealand
Orlando Science Center, Orlando, Florida
New York Hall of Science, New York City
Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario
Planetario Alfa, Monterrey, Mexico
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sloan Museum, Flint, Michigan
Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Future of Flight, Everett, Washington
National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, OH (Wright-Patterson AFB)
Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, Nevada
Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, Ashland, Nebraska

To learn more about Above and Beyond:

U.S. Sales
Anne Kinsey

Christi Klingelhefer

International Sales
Antonia Spanos
+44 (0) 7966 139 867