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Monthly Family Days

The museum’s Education Division hosts Family Days one Saturday a month (excluding December).  These programs are designed for children and adults of all ages and offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Aerospace demonstration stations are located throughout the museum's galleries to teach fun aerospace principles.  Each month features a new theme; such themes include engineering, meteorology, gravity, and space.

 

Some materials for educational programs are provided by the Air Force Museum

Foundation, Inc.  (Federal endorsement is not implied).

Upcoming Family Day

Kite Tales
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Welcome spring with kite stories, kite building and kite flying during our “Kite Tales” Family Day. Visitors can observe the incredible sport of indoor kite flying by watching members of local kite clubs fly their kites indoors with no wind! Participants can make their own sled kites, listen to presentations and storytime. Visitors are welcome to bring their own kites to fly outdoors (weather permitting).

 

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Demonstrations and hands-on activities

Location: Building 4

 

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Indoor kite flying

Location: Building 2

 

10:45-11 a.m.

Presidential Aircraft Presentation

Location: Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery

 

11-11:45 a.m.

Lightning Safety Presentation

Location: Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Global Reach Gallery

 

11:30 a.m.

Storytime

Younger visitors can hear stories about kites and do a craft project

Location: Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery

 

12:30-12:45 p.m.

Presidential Aircraft Presentation

Location: Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery

 

1:15 p.m.

Storytime

Younger visitors can hear stories about kites and do a craft project

Location: Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery

 

1:30-3 p.m.

Build your own sled kite

Location: Building 2

 

1:30-2:15 p.m.

Lightning Safety Presentation

Location: Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Global Reach Gallery

 

2-2:15 p.m.

Presidential Aircraft Presentation

Location: Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery

 

2:30-2:45 p.m.

Presidential Aircraft Presentation

Location: Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery

 

3-3:15 p.m.

Presidential Aircraft Presentation

Location: Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery

 

Click here for more information available in the News Release.

Future Family Days

May 17-19, 2018 – Memphis BelleTM Exhibit Opening Events
Join us for fun hands-on learning as our Education Division offers many STEM, flight and period specific learning events and activities in the Learning Center, STEM Learning Nodes, and WWII Gallery. Among the activities will be demonstrations on the four forces of flight to include building, testing and flying small balsa wood gliders, which visitors will be able to keep. Other flight simulation learning activities will provide visitors with a better understanding on how aircraft like the B-17 Memphis Belle were able to perform its critical wartime missions. Scavenger hunts and other educational games will be available for the public to test their knowledge about the WWII era. 

 June 16, 2018 – Play Ball

Celebrate the beginning of summer by learning about the science behind a variety of sports activities.

 

July 21, 2018 – Newton in Space

Commemorate the anniversaries of both the Apollo 11 and the Apollo 15 moon landings by learning about rocketry and space flight through fun demos and hands-on activities, including a model rocket build and launch session (weather permitting).

 

August 18, 2018 – National Aviation Day

Commemorate National Aviation Day (and Orville Wright’s birthday) by learning about aerospace technology and history from 1903 to 2018 and beyond through fun demos and hands-on activities.

 

September 29, 2018 – Fall with Gravity

Celebrate the fall season while learning how we can overcome and cope with the force that causes falling!  Activities will include sitting in an actual B-2 ejection seat and trying on a parachute.

 

October 27, 2018 – Spooktacular Halloween Fun

Celebrate Halloween by learning fun science principles through Halloween-themed activities! Come dressed in your favorite costume!

 

November 17, 2018 – Exploring Engineering

Learn about engineering through fun demos and hands-on activities.