Join us for an exclusive tourist-free, all-access, party-time takeover of the most popular museum in the world!

Early Bird Discount Tickets on Sale Now!

Launch Date:
Saturday, April 7th, 2018, 8:30pm
@ Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC

What is the party about?
Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Events are held around the world in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space in April, 1961. And if that wasn’t enough, Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey had its world premiere right here in Washington DC 50 years ago.
It’s like all the stars have aligned and my god, it’s full of stars.  


An exclusive first look at the immersive art installation “The Barmecide Feast” by Simon Birch, a fully realized, full-scale reflection of the iconic, neo-classical hotel room from the penultimate scene of Stanley Kubrick’s and Arthur C. Clarke’s landmark film, “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

Open to the public April 8 – May 28, the installation will be the centerpiece of the museum’s celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary.
(Please Note – entrance into the room will be limited and ticket does not guarantee access, stay tuned for details on early access)


Silent Disco from Silent Dance Society

Live performances by

Space beats from

A special, late-night IMAX screening of Ready Player One exclusively for party goers at 11:45pm. Capacity is limited, first-come-first-seated.
Ticket includes
OPEN BAR featuring

& specialty

cocktails from:



TED-style space talks in the IMAX!

What happens when the International Space Station stops getting polite
and starts getting real?
Photographer Roland Miller shows us the real (in)side of the ISS
DC Writers/Radio Personalities/Semi-Professional Aesthetes
Chris Klimek and Glen Weldon chat about 2001: A Space Odyssey

Special Planetarium shows!
Smithsonian space nerds to get your infotainment on!
OM Digital photobooth!
Face painter / Caricature artist / Space bun hair braiding / Roaming performers!
Become one with the universe during mini party meditation sessions from Take Five!
Astronaut ice cream / Paper airplane contest!
Other stuff!

Brought to you by:

BYT Productions

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Look how much fun this person had last time:

ISS Photo by Paolo Nespoli and Roland Miller, courtesy of NASA and ASI