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Show Me Space - Grissom Center Grand Opening

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Spend a day with space royalty while we celebrate the grand opening of the Grissom Center in Bonne Terre, MO!

About this Event

Update Mar 11, 2019

Advanced Eventbrite Tickets for this event have sold out. There may be some available that day if there are some no shows.

Event Agenda

For the Public

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, to dedicate the new Grissom Center

For Ticket Holders Only

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Tour the Museum, book signing with George Leopold and Astronaut Jerry Ross

For Event Ticket Holders Only

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Flight Director Rob Kelso speaks

2:00 PM - Open Ended: Panel Discussion (Panel to include astronauts Charles Walker, Richard Richards, Linda Godwin, Thomas Akers and Jerry Ross, as well as Shuttle Flight Director Rob Kelso, Author George Leopold, and Public Television Celebrity Janet Ivey)

Distinguished guests also include: Lowell and Scott Grissom - the family to which the Grissom Center is dedicated.

*Please note that children of ages 5 and under may attend free of charge. However, depending on event attendance, children in this age group may be asked to sit on their guardian's lap during the panel discussion.

For Event Ticket Holders

Upon arrival at the Grissom Center, you will be given a map to the two venues the event will be hosted at. You will also exchange your Eventbrite ticket for a wristband, as well as an "anytime ticket." The wristband will grant you access to all the days' events, and the "anytime ticket" will give you access to a tour of the museum. The anytime ticket is provided for your convenience, and can be utilized the day of the event or any day after if you'd prefer to tour the museum with less of a crowd.

Lastly, the wristband will also give you access to a FREE lunch provided by the Samaritan Lodge. There will be other vendors available on site to provide variety, but these vendors will be at your cost.

For Museum Ticket Buyers

Upon arrival at the Grissom Center you will able to purchase an "anytime ticket." The “anytime ticket” is provided for your convenience, and can be utilized the day of the event or any day after if you'd prefer to tour the museum with less of a crowd.

Autographs

Autographs will only be available on the second floor of HERITAGE HALL between 10:30 AM - 12 NOON.

In order to raise funds for the ongoing mission of the museum our dignitaries have chosen to waive their normal signing fees and will sign your single personal item for $5. You may also purchase a signed photo for $10. All proceeds support the museum.

To insure everyone has time to secure an autograph and in fairness to our VIPS, we are limiting autographs to:

ONE AUTOGRAPH PER PERSON PER DIGNITARY PLEASE! NO INSCRIPTIONS! NO EXCEPTIONS!

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