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Yuri’s Night

April 12 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm


Be part of an international event celebrating humanity’s accomplishments in space exploration!

Yuri’s Night commemorates the day Yuri Gagarin became the first human to go to space — back in April 1961. Today, the event is celebrated in cities around the world. The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is partnering with Science Slam Ottawa and the 501st Legion to mark the milestone.

Join us for a special evening filled with a variety of celestial entertainment. Take part in cool demonstrations learning about comets or sampling some space food! Be sure to check out the Science Slam! What’s a Science Slam, you ask? Think poetry slam, but for scientists! Professional scientists will be given five minutes and a microphone, with a goal to both educate and entertain. After careful deliberation by an elite panel of judges, one scientist will be crowned winner. To cool you off after the competition, Ottawa’s own Stella Luna will be serving their award-winning gelato (additional cost).

Door prizes and a cash bar will be available on site. Please note this event is open to guests aged 19 and over.

Tickets must be purchased in advance; there will be none at the door. Don’t delay — last year’s event sold out!


April 12
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Canada Aviation and Space Museum
(613) 993-2010


Canada Aviation & Space Museum
11 Aviation Pkwy
Ottawa, On, K1K 2X5
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