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Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of April 12, 1961, the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first manned spaceflight, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle.


Yuri’s Night events combine space-themed partying with education and outreach. These events can range from an all-night mix of techno and technology at a NASA Center, to a movie showing and stargazing at your local college, to a gathering of friends at a bar or barbecue.


For over 10 years, Yuri’s Night has celebrated achievements with a global space-themed party that transcends nationality and involves hundreds of events in dozens of countries. In 2011, the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight, over 100,000 people attended 567 officially recognized events in 75 countries on all 7 continents, while tens of thousands more watched the 12-hour live Yuri’s Night Global Webcast and participated online in the virtual world of Second Life.


On April 12th, 2013 Yuri’s Night will throw its flagship event under the Space Shuttle Endeavour  at the Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center – retired after 25 successful missions serving the International Space Station in its global collaboration for the advancement of humans in space.


In 1961, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin shocked the world when he became the first human to orbit the Earth, landing safely in his Vostok-1 Capsule. The space race was in high gear. Twenty years later to the day in 1981, NASA launched the Space Shuttle program’s first orbital flight. They happened on opposite sides of the space race, but they share a date: April 12th.


VIP guest list includes featured speaker former ISS astronaut Garrett Reisman, moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, and a Cosmonaut sent to hang with us by Roscosmos. Planetary Radio and SpaceVidCast will be at the event and the Astronaut DJ will spin some epic tunes!

Yuri's Night World Space Party

VIP tickets allow you to join at 8:00 pm for speakers and to rub elbows with VIP guests. Regular tickets let you get there at 9:00 pm and rock the night away with glow sticks, awesome costumes, and more mylar than an interstellar probe! Space is limited (well, not outer space but the pavilion has a capacity limit) and tickets are going fast! To grab your chance at this once in a lifetime event check out the registration.

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WHAT: Yuri’s Night: The World Space Party
WHEN: Friday, April 12, 2013 | 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
WHERE: California Science Center | 700 Exposition Park Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90037


  • Tickets: General admission $15 | VIP $50


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The California Science Center welcomes you to visit the Space Shuttle Endeavour! While they are building Endeavour’s permanent home, a new addition to the Science Center called the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, Endeavour can be viewed in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion.


When you come to see Endeavour you will begin your experience in Endeavour: The California Story, a companion exhibit featuring images and artifacts that relate the shuttle program to California, where the orbiters were built. Following your visit to The California Story, you will be directed to the Samuel Oschin Pavilion to see the space shuttle.




The California Science Center, named by as the most popular museum destination in Southern California, has received more than 18 million visitors since opening in February 1998. The Science Center provides a rare model for science learning by combining exhibits with an on-site Science Center School and Amgen Center for Science Learning as well as a teacher professional development program.



The Science Center offers permanent and changing exhibits and related educational programming through several galleries spanning more than 400,000 sq. feet.



World of Life, probes the commonalities of the living world, from the single-celled bacterium to the 100-trillion-celled human being.


Creative World examines the ways people employ technology to meet their needs for transportation, communication, and structures.


The SKETCH Foundation Air and Space Gallery combines items owned by the Science Center and a stunning array of items on loan from the Smithsonian Institution to introduce visitors to the aerospace industry and to the exploration of the stars and the planets.


The Science Center also features a non-profit, educationally focused IMAX Theater with a capacity to create images of exceptional clarity and impact through the use of the largest film frame in the motion picture industry.


Their seven-story IMAX screen—the largest in Los Angeles—brings to life worlds as small as an atom and as vast as the universe. Over 100 hands-on exhibits in their FREE EXHIBIT HALLS make science concepts easy to grasp and fun to explore for the whole family. Experience an IMAX movie and get the big picture! 

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The Science Center’s Mission

“We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people’s lives.”

WHAT: The Space Shuttle Endeavour
WHERE: California Science Center | 700 Exposition Park Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90037
WHEN: Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

CONTACT INFO: (323) 724-3623 or

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