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World War I Dawn Patrol RendezvousWorld War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous
Sept. 27-28, 2014

This month's Family Day will be held in conjunction with the two-day World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI in Europe. Dawn Patrol is one of the nation's premier historical aviation events as it brings the excitement and adrenaline of early air power to Ohio. The event features vintage original and reproduction WWI aircraft, radio-controlled models, era automobiles, period re-enactors, educational activities and a collector's show.

Additional information about educational activities will be added to this page.

Click here for more information about the WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous.

All activities are free! No advanced reservations are necessary. Call the Education Division at (937) 255-4646 for additional information.

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Upcoming Family Days

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Robots Among Us - Jan. 17, 2015
Commemorate the anniversary of the landing of the Mars Rovers (Spirit and Opportunity) by learning about the exciting field of robotics through fun demos and hands-on activities! Participants will be able to make their own Styrofoam robotic "hands."

Globe Trotting - Feb. 21, 2015
Commemorate the birthdays of Galileo and Copernicus and the anniversary of the first GPS satellite by learning about astronomy and satellites! Participants can make their own "satellites" from recycled materials.

Meteorology Mania - March 21, 2015
Join us to learn about various aspects of weather, especially regarding how it affects flight, through a number of fun demos and hands-on activities.

Kite Tales - April 18, 2015
Celebrate spring through fun demos and hands-on activities. Watch fascinating demonstrations of the incredible art of indoor kite flying and build and fly your own kite!

Space Fest - May 15-16, 2015
Join us for a multitude of exciting activities as the Museum and partnering organizations focus on everything space! Click here for more details!

Play Ball - June 20, 2015
Can you throw a curve ball? Learn about the physics of baseball and other sports through a variety of fun demos and hands-on activities.

Newton in Space - July 18, 2015
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. The museum has the Apollo 15 Command Module on display in the Missile & Space Gallery.

National Aviation Day - Aug. 15, 2015
Commemorate National Aviation Day (and Orville Wright's birthday) by learning about aerospace technology and history from 1903 to 2015 and beyond through fun demos and hands-on activities.

Fall with Gravity - Sept. 19, 2015
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.

Spooktacular Aerospace Fun - Oct. 31, 2015
Celebrate Halloween by learning fun aerospace principles through Halloween-themed activities. Come dressed in your favorite costume!

Destination Space Station - Nov. 21, 2015
Commemorate the anniversary of the greatest engineering feat in modern history: the International Space Station. Learn about the station and spaceflight through fun demos and hands-on activities. Build your own space station from recycling materials!

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