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Santa Goes to Space

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Santa Claus visits the Museum for a fun-filled family day!

  • Young guests will have the opportunity to visit with Santa from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.
  • Enjoy FREE pictures with Santa in his Star Wars inspired sleigh.
  • Check out one of our safe creative activities
  • Experience the spirit of the season with some fantastic live holiday music!

Speaking of creative, be sure to visit our local makers inside our “Makers Market.”

  • Shop local and support our community.
  • This is a great time to grab a gift for your loved ones and enjoy a wonderful event.

And back by popular demand, The Ordinary Spaceman! Our very own Nebraskanaut, Clayton Anderson IS BACK!

The last time Clayton Anderson visited to talk and read his new book, “Letters From Space,” we had so many people ask “when will he back!”

Good news! Along with Santa, AstroClay will be here with not one, but TWO chances to join him for a reading of “Letters From Space” and a Q & A in our Theater.

Clayton Anderson will give two talks at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 5.

Masks will be required for guests in the Theater along with social distanced seating for non-family members.

And if you cannot make it to see Clayton Anderson in-person, join us for our Facebook Live event:

The Virtual Astronaut – A Facebook Live Event

Saturday, December 5, 2020 – 4:00pm CST



Join AstroClay for a special home-town “behind the scenes” event, live from the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum in Ashland, Nebraska.

See and learn first-hand accounts and stories from AstroClay’s time in Space, as well as a very special Space Memorabilia “show & tell”, including his Russian spacesuits.

In support of the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum.

The Museum thanks Clayton Anderson for his generous donation of time to share these amazing stories.

Please consider supporting our mission and efforts to continue providing these opportunities and donate here:



Museum members receive free admission to the event and admission applies to all non-member guests.


December 5
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
28210 West Park Highway
Ashland, NE 68003 United States
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