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Abbie’s Space Party

The Da Vinci Science Center presents the 2nd annual Abbie’s Space Party on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. A portion of each ticket sold will go towards the Abigail Zukowski Memorial Scholarship Fund.

About Abbie

Abbie Zukowski, an 11-year-old from Emmaus, PA, loved the stars. She wanted to be an astronomer and often visited area science centers with her family. She even had a birthday party at the Da Vinci Science Center. For her 10th birthday, she got a telescope and looking through it was her favorite part of the day.

In 2015, Abbie was killed while crossing the street on her way home from school. For the 2nd year, we honor Abbie’s life on what would have been her 15th birthday.

Abbie Zukowski

Abbie's Activities

  • Mobile planetarium shows from Stars on the Move at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., & 4 p.m.*
  • Virtual reality
  • Telescope observations with Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society
  • Special presentation from Dr. Sera Cremonini from the Department of Physics at Lehigh University, talking about her work with black holes and string theory (presented by The Center at Holiday Inn Lehigh Valley)
  • DJ Vin D playing all of Abbie’s favorite songs
  • Complimentary birthday cake (while supplies last)
  • Hands-on astronomy activities

*Please note: Spaces per planetarium show are limited to 35 people on a first come, first served basis. There is floor seating only, no chairs.

Abigail Zukowski Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Abigail Zukowski Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Chris and Lisa Zukowski, Abbie’s parents, to provide an Emmaus High School student with financial support in honor of their daughter.

The scholarship is given to an Emmaus High School student who embodies many of Abbie’s qualities.

Abbie's Space Party Sleepover

This year we are kicking the celebration off early with Abbie’s Space Party Sleepover on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m.

Spend the night at the Science Center and enjoy mobile planetarium shows and night sky observations (weather permitting), explore the power of our nearest star by experimenting with ultra-violet jewelry and nail polish, and engineer a rocket to take home.

This program is for children in grades 4 and up.


P: 484.664.1002
D: 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103
H: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.
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