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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

July 21, 2018 – Newton in Space

Explore space with us as we commemorate the anniversaries of two special moon missions during Family Day on Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

July 20th will mark the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11 - the first time humans set foot on the moon, and July 30th is the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 15 mission, which had an all Air Force crew and landed on the moon on July 30, 1971. Visitors can see the Apollo 15 command module in the museum's Space Gallery!


  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
       Demonstration stations and hands-on activities
                                  Learn about space exploration, including the Apollo
                                  missions and the Saturn V moon rocket

                                  Locations:  Building 2 and Building 4, STEM Learning Node
in the Space Gallery

  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.     Build and Launch Rockets (while supplies last)
                                  Visitors will be able to participate in a free “Build and
                                  Launch” rocket workshop in the second building
                                  from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Children will be given a
                                  free rocket kit to build on site and then launch
                                  on museum grounds. Visitors may only launch
                                  rockets built during the workshop on museum
                                  grounds prior to 3 p.m.

                                  Location:  Building 2

  10:45 a.m.             Briefing – “Presidential Aircraft”

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

                                 Location:  Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery

  11 a.m.                   Presentation "The Apollo Missions:
                                 Little-Known Facts!"
                                  Free 45-minute presentation on America's
                                  Apollo missions to the moon!

                                  Location:  Building 1, Carney Auditorium

  11:30 a.m.
               Storytime
                                   Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to
                                  hear space-related stories and make a free craft project.

                                   Location:  Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery

  12:30 p.m.                  Briefing – “Presidential Aircraft”
                                     This 15-minute briefing provides background information
                                      on the museum’s remarkable collection of Presidential Aircraft,
                                      including four Presidential Aircraft that visitors can walk through!
                                      Location:  Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery

  1:15 p.m.                 Storytime
                                   Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to
                                  hear space-related stories and make a free craft project.

                                   Location:  Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery

  1:30 p.m.                
Presentation "The Apollo Missions:
                                 Little-Known Facts!"

                                  Free 45-minute presentation on America's
                                  Apollo missions to the moon!

                                  Location:  Building 1, Carney Auditorium

 

  2:00 p.m.                  Briefing – “Presidential Aircraft”

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

                                     Location:  Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery

 

  2:30 p.m.                  Briefing – “Presidential Aircraft”

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

                                    Location:  Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery 

 

 

  3:00 p.m.                  Briefing – “Presidential Aircraft”

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

                                    Location:  Building 4, STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery

 

  For more information, click here to view the News Release.

Future Family Days


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.