space toys

Greetings from SFO…or maybe outer space

Sometimes three hours for a layover at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) isn’t quite enough.  Especially when there are exhibits like Out of this World! The Twentieth-Century Space Invasion of American Pop Culture


On display are more than 300 space-themed objects from the 1930s through the 1980s, from toys such as flying saucers, space guns, rocket ships and robots, to everyday household objects like air fresheners, sewing needles and packaged foods.


The exhibit is on view in Terminal 3 through March 14, 2009 and accessible only to passengers ticketed through Terminal 3.   If you’re anywhere nearby, make sure to see this before everything here goes back to an alternate universe.

(Photos courtesy Ross Reynolds)