Santa Goes to Space

Santa Claus Visits Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum’s Space Day

ASHLAND, NE  – (Nov 8, 2018) The Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum celebrates Space Day, featuring Santa Claus, the Star Wars 501st Legion Stormtroopers, and interactive family fun activities during its Santa Goes to Space event on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

The museum is celebrating space exploration by offering space activities throughout the day. Featured activities include the 501st Legion Stormtroopers and their MSE-6 (MOUSE) droids. The 501st Legion will make their grand entrance with Santa at 10 am. Guests will enjoy droids, make-and-takes from community partners, free cookie decorating to the first 500 youth, and an interactive storyteller.

The Museum is offering free photography of guests with Santa, retrieved from the museum’s Facebook page. Additionally, the 501st Legion will feature their Death Star wall set and guests are invited to take pictures with the Stormtroopers in front of the Death Star.

A full list of Santa Goes to Space activities include:  

  • Santa’s grand entrance at 10:00 am
  • 501st Legion Stormtroopers, Death Star, and MSE-6 (MOUSE) droids from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Santa visit, photo session in the museum’s mini fighter jet, and other activities 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Booths with interactive space activities
    • Space walk through time
    • Make-and-take
    • Free cookie decorating
    • Interactive story teller presented by US Borne Books
  • Event concludes at 2 pm.

The museum is open 9 am – 5 pm daily. The event is part of general admission for the day. General admission applies to non-museum members. Adults $12 | Military & Seniors $11 | Children 4-12 $6 | Children 3 and under FREE. For more information, please visit

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About the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum – Located between Lincoln and Omaha near Interstate 80, utilizes over 300,000 square feet of exhibit, education, and event space.  Organized in 1959, the original mission of the museum was to commemorate the contributions of the Strategic Air Command, which until 1992 was headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base.  The museum moved to its current location in 1998 upon completion of a new indoor facility. The museum houses an impressive collection of military aircraft and space artifacts, many of which have been restored in the museum’s on-site restoration facility.  To better serve the community, the museum offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education opportunities for students, teachers, families, and adult learners.  Traveling exhibits, permanent exhibits, and a variety of special events provide additional unique experiences for the museum’s members and guests.