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Family DayMeteorology 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 during Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

"Storytime" begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the Early Years Gallery. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to sit under the wings of airplanes to hear stories about the weather and make their own Weather Wheel.

WHIO meteorologist Rich Wirdzek will speak from 2-3 p.m. in Carney Auditorium.

Information about additional activities will be added to this page as the event nears.

The event is free, and visitors of all ages may participate in these aviation-related activities located throughout the museum galleries. No advanced reservations are necessary. Call the Education Division at (937) 255-4646 for additional information.

Note: The Air Force Museum Foundation will offer related activities on certain dates. Click here for more information.

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Play Ball - June 20, 2015
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Newton in Space - July 18, 2015
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Fall with Gravity - Sept. 26, 2015
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Spooktacular Aerospace Fun - Oct. 31, 2015
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Destination Space Station - Nov. 21, 2015
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