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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

October 27, 2018, 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Spooktacular Halloween Fun

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

Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. This month visitors will have a variety of aerospace stations to choose from, including a chance to learn about density by "bobbing" for apples, and an activity that teaches about sound waves with screaming cups and balloons. Participants also can try their hand at Halloween Skee-Ball and a jack-o-lantern cornhole game. These free activities will take place in the second and fourth buildings from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hands-on Activities
Location: Building 2 and 4

11:30 a.m. Storytime
Location: Building 4, Presidential Gallery STEM Learning Node

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Build and fly Halloween ring glider Location: Building 2

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Future Family Days


November 17, 2018 – Exploring Engineering
Learn about engineering through fun demos and hands-on activities.

January 19, 2019 – Robots Among Us

Learn about the exciting field of robotics through fun demonstrations and hands-on activities!

 

February 16, 2019 – Globe Trotting

Learn about satellites and take a close look at how GPS works through demos and hands-on activities!

 

March 16, 2019 – Meteorology Mania

Learn about various aspects of weather and how it affects flight with demos and hands-on activities.

 

April 13, 2019 – Kite Tales

Celebrate spring through fun demos and hands-on activities and build and fly your own kite!

 

May 18, 2019 – Theme TBA

Designed for visitors of all ages and offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy.

 

June 15, 2019 – Play Ball

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

 

July 20, 2019 – 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Help us commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 - the first time humans set foot on the moon.

 

August 17, 2019 – National Aviation Day

Commemorate National Aviation Day by learning about the history and technology of aerospace.

 

September 28, 2019 – Fall with Gravity

Celebrate the fall while learning how we can overcome and cope with the force that causes falling!

 

October 26, 2019 – Spooktacular Aerospace Fun

Learn fun science principles through Halloween-themed activities! Come in your favorite costume!

 

November 16, 2019 – Exploring Engineering

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

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