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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


Play Ball


Saturday, June 16, 2018, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of summer by learning about the science behind a variety of sports activities.


   Schedule of Activities

 

  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.          Baseball demonstration stations

    Learn how a baseball curves, how a skater spins so fast, how to bend a
    soccer ball, and see the Magnus Effect in action as you “throw” a
    curve ball.

    Location:  Building 2 and the STEM Learning Nodes in Building 4

 

 

  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.        Student Robotics Team demonstrations

  Teams will be on hand to demonstrate their robots and what they do for
   robotics competitions.

   Location:  Building 2

 

  10:45 a.m.                Presidential Aircraft Briefings

   Special 15-minute briefings providing background information on the
   museum’s remarkable collection of Presidential Aircraft, including
   four Presidential Aircraft that visitors can walk through!

   Location:  Presidential Gallery STEM Learning Node in Building 4

 

  11 a.m.                     Drone flying demonstration and presentation

                                   Special presentation and demo on the art of flying drones.

                                   Location:  Global Reach STEM Learning Node in Building 4

 

  11:30 a.m.                 Storytime

    Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to listen to stories and
    create their own craft project.

    Location:  Presidential Gallery STEM Learning Node in Building 4

 

  12:30 p.m.                 Presidential Aircraft Briefings

    Special 15-minute briefings providing background information on the
    museum’s remarkable collection of   Presidential Aircraft, including
    four Presidential Aircraft that visitors can walk through!

     Location:  Presidential Gallery STEM Learning Node in Building 4

 

  1:15 p.m.                   Storytime

    Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to listen to stories and
    create their own craft project.

    Location:  Presidential Gallery STEM Learning Node in Building 4

 

  2 p.m.                         Presidential Aircraft Briefings

     Special 15-minute briefings providing background information on the
     museum’s remarkable collection of Presidential Aircraft, including
     four Presidential Aircraft that visitors can walk through!

      Location:  Presidential Gallery STEM Learning Node in Building 4

 

  2:30 p.m.                   Presidential Aircraft Briefings

    Special 15-minute briefings providing background information on the
     museum’s remarkable collection of  Presidential Aircraft, including
     four Presidential Aircraft that visitors can walk through!

     Location:  Presidential Gallery STEM Learning Node in Building 4

 

  3 p.m.                         Presidential Aircraft Briefings

    Special 15-minute briefings providing background information on the
    museum’s remarkable collection of  Presidential Aircraft, including
    four Presidential Aircraft that visitors can walk through!

    Location:  Presidential Gallery STEM Learning Node in Building 4

  3 p.m.                       Drone flying demonstration and presentation

                                   Special presentation and demo on the art of flying drones.

                                   Location:  Global Reach STEM Learning Node in Building 4

 
  Click here to view the News Release with additional information.

Future Family Days


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.