Yuri’s Night is project of The SpaceKind Foundation a non-profit organization using the excitement and inspiration of space as a catalyst for educating and developing the next generation of explorers. We organize events, host projects, and encourage exploring new ideas.
You may know The SpaceKind Foundation best for our namesake annual event in April: Yuri’s Night, The World Space Party! We combine space-themed partying with education and outreach. Every year on or around April 12th we celebrate all that humanity brings with us as we explore the cosmos: music, art, science, culture, and each other! We use space to bring the world together, to empower the greatest parts of who we are, and give vision to where we are going.
Yuri’s Night parties are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981..We support grassroots event organizers around the planet with information, logos, multimedia, and publicity. These events can range from an all-night mix of techno and technology at a NASA Center, to a movie showing and stargazing at your local college, to a gathering of friends at a bar or barbecue. Yuri’s Night also produces two flagship events, in LA at the California Science Center and at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. In 2020 and 2021, Yuri’s Night pivoted to all-digital flagship events. The live webcasts included a range of guests including artists, astronauts, musicians, Mars scientists, and cultural icons. You can watch them here: 2020 Webcast / 2021 Webcast.
Located three miles from downtown Los Angeles, the California Science Center is a premiere destination for hosting private social, nonprofit and corporate meetings and events. We specialize in offering stellar experiences in unique and versatile venues that are destined to inspire your guests.
Whether considering dining under the majestic wings of space shuttle Endeavour or enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in view of our 188,000 gallon aquarium, you can rely on our experienced and creative team of event professionals and catering partners to assist you in creating stunning events that are expertly executed.
From an intimate setting for 40 to an extravaganza for 4,000, at the California Science Center, we have events down to a science!
Yuri's Night is the World Space Party. Every year on or around April 12th we celebrate all that humanity brings with us as we explore the cosmos: music, art, science, culture, and each other! We use space to bring the world together, to empower the greatest parts of who we are, and give vision to where we are going. Join us and rock the planet by planning an event or finding an event. We'd love to hear from you! Drop us a line at [email protected]
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