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You and 800 of your closest space friends are invited to a fabulous party under the Space Shuttle Endeavour with costumes, interesting scientists and engineer hosts who are available to talk to you about anything under the sun, a photo booth, and a cosmic link to all the other Yuri’s Night events around the planet that will be going on that same weekend.


Yuri’s Night  is committed to using space to bring the world together, because they want to give more people access to the magic and wonder of space and because being a part of a community is FUN! 


Join for an evening of dancing, drinks, glow sticks, costumes, and all things space. You might bump into an astronaut, rocket scientist or Mars rover mission controller at the party… Space-themed, eco-“Mixology” Cocktails, beer and wine will be available for sale from Akasha Restaurant. 

  • Yuri’s Night Supporter Tickets $25: doors open at 9:00 p.m. and the Space Shuttle turns into a pumpkin at Midnight to be sure to get there early to get in as much dancing and mingling under the Shuttle as possible! Come meet Yuri’s Night Ambassador Scientists, Artists and Space Heroes from all around L.A. 
  • VIP Tickets $60: doors open at 8:00 p.m. to give you an extra hour under the Space Shuttle to mingle and connect with Astronauts, Rocket Scientists and local personalities. The VIP event will include a live taping of the Planetary Radio show and a special talk and Q&A with former NASA Astronaut Ron Garan.
    • Ron Garan was on ISS during the 50th anniversary of Yuri’s flight and hosted his own Yuri’s Night celebration in space! Ron came back from space committed to using the Orbital Perspective to make a difference here on Earth. His non-profit, Fragile Oasis was set up to do just that. Come hear about Ron’s amazing adventures and what he is doing to bring space down to Earth. Proceeds from the VIP ticket sales will go to support his work at Fragile Oasis, so thank you for your support!!!


This could be the last Yuri’s Night  under the Space Shuttle Endeavour so be sure not to miss it! Last year’s event SOLD OUT, so be sure to get your tickets early. 

WHAT: Yuri’s Night: The World Space Party 
Friday April 11, 2014, VIP Reception 8:00 pm | Main Event 9:00 – 12:00 midnight
The California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion | 700 Exposition Park Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90037


  • Costumes encouraged 

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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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It’s that time of year again and the World Space Party is back. Yuri’s Night is the largest annual and global celebration of space exploration encompassed by humanity’s past, present, and future in space through scientific and technical achievements. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world in hundreds of cities every April in commemoration of April 12, 1961, the day of Russian 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. This is your chance to be a space cadet without having to leave Earth.

Yuri’s Night draws tens of thousands of space explorers, artists, engineers, musicians, scientists and partygoers from around the world each year. This light year the event will take place at The W Hotel in Hollywood.

History of Yuri’s Night

Human Spaceflight became a reality 50 years ago with the launch of a bell-shaped capsule called “Vostok 1” on April 12th, 1961. The capsule was carrying Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who took his place in history as the first human to leave the bounds of Earth and enter outer space.

Exactly 20 years later, the United States embarked on a new era in spaceflight with the inaugural launch of a new type of spaceship — the Space Shuttle (April 12th, 1981). Designed to carry a larger crew and large volumes of cargo to orbit, the Space Shuttles became synonymous with human spaceflight for an entirely new generation of young people.

When the next 20-year point arrived, that generation (often called “Gen X”) laid a new space milestone by connecting thousands of people around the world to celebrate and honor the past, while building a stairway to the future. That event was Yuri’s Night, and it continues to bring the excitement, passion and promise of space travel closer to people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds.

There will be plenty of dance worthy music, and space inspired cocktails such as the Cosmic Frontier to keep you going all night long. As you mingle with your friends and make new ones along the way, keep your eyes peeled for space industry persons of interest from Virgin Galactic, Space X, NASA, Space Frontier Foundation, and XCOR as well as the original Yuri’s Night founders!

This Yuri’s Night event will boast displays and scale models from their favorite space companies, Space Swag, cosmic drink specials, a sexy souvenir photo booth, a huge array of gorgeous intergalactic projections and their very own esteemed Astro DJ, all packed in a beautiful Hollywood-style setting.

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 thousands more watched the 12-hour live Yuri’s Night Global Webcast and participated online in the virtual world of Second Life. This map shows the many different cities that celebrate this event.

This is a free event for all 18 and up, but registration is mandatory and tickets are limited! Be sure to wear your sexiest outfit or your intergalactic best. Remember, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to be a part of the next phase of human history. To register, click here.

“Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marveled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty — not destroy it!”

– Yuri Gagarin

WHAT: Yuri’s Night: The World Space Party
WHEN: April 12, 2012 | 8 pm – 2 am
WHERE: The W Hotel6250 Hollywood Blvd | Hollywood, C A 90028


  • The W Hotel: (323) 798-1300
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