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Family DayKite Tales
April 11, 2015

Welcome spring with kite stories, kite building and kite flying during Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Demonstration stations throughout the day will teach visitors about the types of kites and the properties of air and flying.

"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 kites and do a craft project.

Participants can make their own kites during this month's Aerospace Adventure from 1:30-3 p.m. in the event area next to the Korean War Gallery. Paper kites are free, but there is a $2.50 charge for plastic sled kites. Outdoor kite flying will be available (weather permitting).

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

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Upcoming Family Days

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. 26, 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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