International Women's Air & Space Museum

International Women's Air & Space Museum Exhibit Hours:
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 7 days a week. Office, Gift Shop and Research Center Hours:
10 a.m. The museum also houses the Joan L.
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The mission of the International Women's Air & Space Museum is to collect, preserve, and showcase the history and culture of women in all areas of aviation & aerospace; educate people of the world about their contributions; and inspire future generations by bringing the history to life. This free museum located in the terminal building of Burke Lakefront Airport celebrates the amazing history of women in aviation & space. Hrubec Aviation Education Center and the Fay Gillis Wells Research Center.

12/19/2023

Check out our special holiday hours! After an action-packed year, friendly reminder that the museum office, gift shop and research center will be closed December 20 through the new year. The exhibits are still open for self-guided tours seven days a week. We’re looking forward to an exciting 2024, and wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

Wishing Dr. Bondar a happy birthday! Thanks to her research and those who came after, we now have a better understanding...
12/04/2023

Wishing Dr. Bondar a happy birthday! Thanks to her research and those who came after, we now have a better understanding of the effects of space on the human body. Head over to our YouTube channel to catch up on our joint program with the City of Waterloo Museum from March 2022 exploring life in space!

🔗https://youtu.be/SdUb8dax9Xw?si=jMOFv6FOrerb8CAY

Former astronaut Mary Cleave passed away on November 27 at age 76. Cleave was selected as an astronaut in the May 1980 c...
12/01/2023

Former astronaut Mary Cleave passed away on November 27 at age 76. Cleave was selected as an astronaut in the May 1980 class, only the second NASA class to select women. She became the 10th woman to fly into space when she launched on Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-61B on November 26, 1985. That mission launched two satellites and used spacewalks to test construction techniques for a future space station. Cleave operated Atlantis’ robotic arm during the spacewalks. Her second flight, also on Space Shuttle Atlantis, was on STS-30 which launched on May 5, 1989. That mission deployed the Magellan exploration spacecraft to planet Venus. Her total time in space was 10 days and 22 hours.
Cleave transferred to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland in May 1991. She worked as project manager for SeaWIFS, an ocean sensor that monitored vegetation globally. In March 2000, she began serving as the Deputy Associate Administrator for advance planning in the office of Earth Science at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. From August 2005 to February 2007, Cleave became the first woman to serve as the associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. She directed research and scientific exploration programs for Earth, space weather, the solar system and the universe. She retired from NASA in 2007.
Cleave had training in civil and environmental engineering along with biological sciences and microbial ecology. She told NASA’s Oral History Project in 2002 that she was fascinated with airplanes when she was a child and began flying at age 14. After graduating college, Cleave wanted to be a stewardess, but she added, she was rejected due to her height. She was 5’2” and needed to be 5’4”. For Cleave spaceflight was great “but it was gravy on top of getting to fly in great airplanes” like the T-38 high-performance jets that astronauts train in, she said. NASA Associate Administrator Bob Cabana said, “Mary was a force of nature with a passion for science, exploration and caring for our home planet. She will be missed.”

11/29/2023

Why do I support IWASM? “Having a place such as the International Women's Air and Space Museum is one way we can celebrate, acknowledge, and make known the significant accomplishments and contributions women have made in the aerospace and aviation fields." - Cynthia Calhoun, Advisor.

This , join Cynthia in supporting the International Women’s Air & Space Museum! With your support, we can continue sharing our enthusiasm with the over 18,000 visitors and over 9,000 program participants we’ve welcomed so far in 2023. Donate now to ensure that these women’s stories aren’t forgotten!

Double your impact today! For every $1 raised on Giving Tuesday, the IWASM board and advisors will match you up to $1,500. Together we can all be champions of women's history in air and space.

🔗Click to donate: https://bit.ly/3ATIUw9

11/28/2023

"Why does IWASM Trustee Carmella Rosenthal support IWASM?" As a champion of women's history, representation in STEM, and vital role of museums to our communities Carmella shares her WHY in this extraordinary clip! Check out why she continues to uplift the museum's mission to preserve, educate, and inspire our communities today and tomorrow.

This , join Carmella in supporting the International Women’s Air & Space Museum! With your support, we can continue sharing our enthusiasm with the over 18,000 visitors and over 9,000 program participants we’ve welcomed so far in 2023. Donate now to ensure that these women’s stories aren’t forgotten!

Double your impact today! For every $1 raised on Giving Tuesday, the IWASM board and advisors will match you up to $1,500. Together we can all be champions of women's history in air and space.

🔗Click to donate: https://bit.ly/3ATIUw9

Why do I support IWASM?  "I'm a proud supporter of IWASM for its dedication to making sure the stories of incredible, br...
11/28/2023

Why do I support IWASM? "I'm a proud supporter of IWASM for its dedication to making sure the stories of incredible, brave, trailblazing women are also included in the histories of aviation and spaceflight. The museum plays a crucial role in making sure the stories of Jackie Cochran, the Mercury 13, Katharine Wright, and Bessie Coleman are not forgotten. It's been amazing to serve as an advisor on the museum's collections committee and see the great work the staff (especially Collections Manager Liz) are doing with the NEH grant to ensure the artifacts that tell these powerful stories will be preserved far into the future, so many more generations of girls can be just as inspired by these stories as I was." - Amy Rohmiller, Advisor

This , join Amy in supporting the International Women’s Air & Space Museum! With your support, we can continue sharing our enthusiasm with the over 18,000 visitors and over 9,000 program participants we’ve welcomed so far in 2023. Donate now to ensure that these women’s stories aren’t forgotten!

Double your impact today! For every $1 raised on Giving Tuesday, the IWASM board and advisors will match you up to $1,500. Together we can all be champions of women's history in air and space.

🔗Click to donate: https://bit.ly/3ATIUw9

Why do I support IWASM? "I support the International Women's Air and Space Museum because I believe that it is important...
11/28/2023

Why do I support IWASM? "I support the International Women's Air and Space Museum because I believe that it is important to preserve and promote the often overlooked contributions of women in history." - Hillary Butler, Board Trustee

This , join Hillary in supporting the International Women’s Air & Space Museum! With your support, we can continue sharing our enthusiasm with the over 18,000 visitors and over 9,000 program participants we’ve welcomed so far in 2023. Donate now to ensure that these women’s stories aren’t forgotten!

Double your impact today! For every $1 raised on Giving Tuesday, the IWASM board and advisors will match you up to $1,500. Together we can all be champions of women's history in air and space.

🔗Click to donate: https://bit.ly/3ATIUw9

Why do I support IWASM? “I support IWASM because I believe more women should become pilots or pursue careers in aviation...
11/28/2023

Why do I support IWASM? “I support IWASM because I believe more women should become pilots or pursue careers in aviation, and that extolling the history of women in flight will inspire girls and women to pursue that path.” - Billie Geyer, Trustee.

This , join Billie in supporting the International Women’s Air & Space Museum! With your support, we can continue sharing our enthusiasm with the over 18,000 visitors and over 9,000 program participants we’ve welcomed so far in 2023. Donate now to ensure that these women’s stories aren’t forgotten!

Double your impact today! For every $1 raised on Giving Tuesday, the IWASM board and advisors will match you up to $1,500. Together we can all be champions of women's history in air and space.

🔗Click to donate: https://bit.ly/3ATIUw9

Why do I support IWASM? Because "Supporting IWASM is vital to knowing our history, all of our history. The stories this ...
11/28/2023

Why do I support IWASM? Because "Supporting IWASM is vital to knowing our history, all of our history. The stories this museum holds are truly inspirational and must be preserved and shared. I'm grateful that this museum is located in my hometown of Cleveland, but also know that they have done an amazing job making the history of women in aviation and space accessible from anywhere. There is much more work to be done, though, so please consider joining me to help IWASM continue their great work."-Toni Mullee, Board Trustee

This , join Toni in supporting the International Women’s Air & Space Museum! With your support, we can continue sharing our enthusiasm with the over 18,000 visitors we’ve welcomed so far in 2023. Donate now to ensure that these women’s stories aren’t forgotten!

🔗Click to donate: https://bit.ly/3ATIUw9

Congratulations to Canadian astronaut Jenni Sidey-Gibbons who was named the backup to Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen f...
11/22/2023

Congratulations to Canadian astronaut Jenni Sidey-Gibbons who was named the backup to Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen for the Artemis 2 mission to the Moon!

Breaking news! CSA astronaut Jenni Gibbons has been assigned as a Canadian backup astronaut for the Artemis II mission around the Moon.

In the event that Jeremy Hansen is unable to fly, Jenni will represent Canada on this historic mission. She will also contribute to defining and validating the astronauts’ training and processes for future Moon missions. In other words, she will have the chance to influence how future Artemis missions will unfold and how to prepare for them.

Congratulations, Jenni! 🌟 https://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/news/articles/2023/2023-11-22-astronaut-jenni-gibbons-designated-canadian-backup-artemis-ii.asp

Have you heard the news? Congratulations to Peggy Whitson on receiving the Collins Trophy! Click the link to learn more!
11/07/2023

Have you heard the news? Congratulations to Peggy Whitson on receiving the Collins Trophy! Click the link to learn more!

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum awards its Michael Collins Trophy annually for Lifetime and Current Achievements. The 2024 recipients are astronaut Peggy Whitson for Lifetime Achievement and the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Team for Current Achievement; they will receive...

The museum office will be closed today in recognition of Indigenous People’s Day, and will reopen tomorrow 10/10.  The I...
10/09/2023

The museum office will be closed today in recognition of Indigenous People’s Day, and will reopen tomorrow 10/10. The International Women's Air & Space Museum recognizes the land upon which we reside in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and expresses our gratitude and appreciation to those who lived and worked here before us; those whose stewardship and resilient spirit makes our residence possible on this traditional homeland of the Lenape (Delaware), Shawnee, Wyandot Miami, Ottawa, Potawatomi, and other Great Lakes tribes (Chippewa, Kickapoo, Wea, Pinakahsw, and Kaskaskia). We also acknowledge the thousands of American Indians who now call Northeast Ohio home.

We were so excited to welcome Kathy Sullivan earlier this month…just one week before her enshrinement in the National Av...
09/28/2023

We were so excited to welcome Kathy Sullivan earlier this month…just one week before her enshrinement in the National Aviation Hall of Fame! Thank you to Betsy Kling - WKYC Weather for sharing your excitement and encouragement of growing STEM with this amazing interview of Sullivan.

Click the link to watch the full interview!

Dr. Kathy Sullivan is a three-time astronaut and dove the depths of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, becoming the most vertical-traveled person in history.

The museum office, gift shop, and exhibits are closed today and tomorrow for the Cleveland Browns game. Reminder that ex...
09/09/2023

The museum office, gift shop, and exhibits are closed today and tomorrow for the Cleveland Browns game. Reminder that exhibits are open seven days a week from 8-8:00, and our crew will be back in the office Monday-Friday from 10-4:00! In the meantime, please send any questions to our [email protected] email. Thank you!

Join us next Friday as we welcome former NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan to the museum! In-person tickets close next Wedne...
09/07/2023

Join us next Friday as we welcome former NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan to the museum! In-person tickets close next Wednesday. Hear about her experience as one of the first American women for the NASA astronaut corps (1978), her record setting work becoming the first person to visit BOTH the deepest section of our oceans (Challenger Deep) and space, and learn about what’s ahead the “New Space Age.” Click the link to learn more!

"Dinner with a Slice of History" welcomes retired NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan!

T-minus 8 days until we welcome NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan back to the museum! Read on for all the details, mark your...
09/06/2023

T-minus 8 days until we welcome NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan back to the museum! Read on for all the details, mark your calendars for all that October will have in store and so much more. Click the 🔗 to learn more...https://conta.cc/3RcYk7K

Check out upcoming events and so much more!   IWASM Monthly eNews September 2023 Edition Upcoming Events When: Friday, September 15, 2023 Time: Dinner-5:30, Program-6:00 Format: Hybrid The new Space

And that’s a wrap! This action packed week has drawn to a close and so will the office and gift shop. The museum office ...
09/05/2023

And that’s a wrap! This action packed week has drawn to a close and so will the office and gift shop. The museum office and gift shop will be closed until Tuesday, September 12 to allow our team some much needed time to recharge after Corks on the Concourse and an AMAZING Cleveland National Air Show weekend! Exhibits are still open for self-guided tours. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Only a few more days to enter for a chance to win two (2) round-trip tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies! The w...
08/30/2023

Only a few more days to enter for a chance to win two (2) round-trip tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies! The winner will be announced at Corks on the Concourse on Friday, Sept. 1. $10 per entry with all proceeds supporting the ongoing mission of the International Women's Air & Space Museum. Click the link to learn more!

Enter to win 2 Round-Trip Tickets on Southwest and support IWASM!

Basketball season is just around the corner. Secure two (2) seats for the Cleveland Cavaliers  November 20, 2023, game a...
08/30/2023

Basketball season is just around the corner. Secure two (2) seats for the Cleveland Cavaliers November 20, 2023, game against the Portland Trailblazer. About the seats:

Section 101
Row 13
Seats 7 & 8

Proceeds from the Corks on the Concourse auction provide crucial support for IWASM. Bidding ends at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 1. Questions? Email our team at [email protected].

Courtesy of IWASM Trustee and Cleveland Cavs season ticket holder, secure two (2) seats for the Cavs game against the Portland Trailblazers on November 30, 2023. About the seats:

Want to explore Ohio's Wine Country with a luxurious weekend getaway? This gift certificate to the The Lodge at Geneva o...
08/29/2023

Want to explore Ohio's Wine Country with a luxurious weekend getaway? This gift certificate to the The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake is just the ticket! Enjoy the views of Geneva-on-the-Lake, explore the countless Ohio Wineries, dine in a sought after restaurant. Not sure of dates to travel? No problem! This certificate is valid through August 2025. Don't miss your chance to explore the rich, and robust wine scene in Northeast Ohio!

Proceeds from the Corks 2023 auction provide crucial support for IWASM. Bidding closes at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 1. Questions? Contact our team at [email protected]

Want to explore Ohio's Wine Country with a luxurious weekend getaway? This gift certificate to the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is just the ticket! Enjoy the views of Geneva-on-the-Lake, explore the countless Ohio Wineries, dine in a sought after restaurant. Not sure of dates to travel? No problem! T...

Get your hands on this autographed copy of "Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery" by retired NASA astrona...
08/29/2023

Get your hands on this autographed copy of "Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery" by retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, and the limited edition USA Today commemorating the final shuttle mission. All proceeds from the Corks on the Concourse 2023 auction provides crucial support for IWASM. Bidding ends at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 1. Questions? Email our team at [email protected].

"Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery" by retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and the special edition USA Today newspaper commemorating the end of the Space Shuttle Program. The book is autographed by Kelly.

Not only are we looking forward to Corks on the Concourse 2023, but we're also excited for week one of the 2023 NFL seas...
08/28/2023

Not only are we looking forward to Corks on the Concourse 2023, but we're also excited for week one of the 2023 NFL season. Know a Cleveland Browns super fan? Click the link to get an authentic autographed 3 ft X 5 ft flag signed by David Bell. Proceeds from the Corks 2023 auction provide crucial support for IWASM. Thank you to our neighbors the Cleveland Browns for their generous support!

Bidding closes at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 1. Questions? Contact our team at [email protected]!

This 3 ft X 5 ft autographed Cleveland Browns flag is signed by Wide Receiver David Bell. Donated by the Cleveland Browns, this is perfect for the die-hard Browns fan!

08/27/2023

The International Women's Air & Space Museum auction is now online ahead of Corks on the Concourse this Friday, 9/1! Whether you attend in person or can't make it this year, head to the link below to bid on great items. 100% of all proceeds go to support the mission of the museum to preserve, educate, and inspire our communities about the roles of women in air and space! We'll highlight some of the individual items this week. Don't miss out!

🔗https://bit.ly/3Ecxkxi

The auction ends at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 1, 2023. Questions? Email [email protected].

08/15/2023

Join us on September 1 as we honor the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Sarah Byrn Rickman!For the past 30 years, Rickman has made it her mission to share the experiences of women in all areas of air and space with communities and readers around the world. Check out the video and don't miss your chance to meet Sarah Rickman in a couple of weeks, share her passion through the support of the museum, and even get a signed copy of one of her many books!

Click the link to RSVP to Corks on the Concourse 2023: https://bit.ly/3NloAca

We're a little over two weeks from the end of ticket sales! Join us for Corks on the Concourse 2023 for what will certai...
08/11/2023

We're a little over two weeks from the end of ticket sales! Join us for Corks on the Concourse 2023 for what will certainly be a night to remember! Click the 🔗 to secure your seat today!

We're less than three weeks away... Less than 3 Weeks until....   When: Friday, September 1, 2023 Where: IWASM/Burke Lakefront Airport Hi International Women's! We're less than three weeks away from t

08/11/2023

You may have noticed that we’ve been a little quiet on social media yet our team has been busy ! One of our projects, including planning the next Corks on the Concourse on 9/1/2023, is our National Endowment for the Humanities preservation assistance grant project. This week, we installed some of our new shelving. Thanks to funding from NEH, we can FINALLY improve our collections storage practices to ensure the continued care of the museum’s one of a kind collections. In order to make room for the shelves, we are getting rid of the previously used file cabinets. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

For 25 years, these held many different artifact types including textiles, buttons, pins, ceramics, glass, trophies, scrapbooks, and so much more. These are not ideal for the continued preservation of these historical collections. We still have more shelves to install, and the 1 remaining cabinet NEEDS TO GO.

Dimensions: (HxWxD) 50"x16"x25.5"
Condition: Ranging in manufacturing years between 1980-2000, the cabinets are in great condition.
Pick-Up Only Must be claimed no later than August 16 (next Wednesday).

We’re asking for a minimal donation to help us in our continuing efforts to preserve the one of a kind collections. They are great metal/steel cabinets that have a lot of life left in them. If you or anyone you know is interested, have them email [email protected].

The museum office, gift shop, and exhibits are closed today for the Cleveland Browns preseason game. Reminder that exhib...
08/11/2023

The museum office, gift shop, and exhibits are closed today for the Cleveland Browns preseason game. Reminder that exhibits are open seven days a week from 8-8:00, and our crew will be back in the office Monday-Friday from 10-4:00! In the meantime, please send any questions to our [email protected] email. Thank you!

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1501 N Marginal Road Ste 165
Cleveland, OH
44114

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 8pm

Telephone

(216) 623-1111

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