The Legacy for Children Award supports the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, in-depth programming, and cultural events. With a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion, the Museum’s educational offerings are designed to give the children in our community the tools to help them develop into the talented, creative and diverse workforce of tomorrow. The Museums for All program supported by Legacy for Children sponsorships ensures that all families can visit the Museum regardless of ability to pay.
The 19th annual Legacy for Children Award will be presented to one of America’s most experienced astronauts, Steven L. Smith. A veteran of four space flights covering 16 million miles and seven space walks, Mr. Smith’s years of preparation and persistence inspires today’s young people to pursue their dreams with a spirit of exploration and purpose.