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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).



Saturday, July 20th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  -  Family Day activities

Help us commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 - the first time humans set foot on the moon. (Additional details coming soon)

Activities will include:

    -  Model rocket building and launching (weather permitting)
    -  Model and High Power rocket demo
    -  An Apollo 11 virtual reality experience using Google Expeditions
    -  Presentations including one titled “The Apollo Mission – Little
       known facts”
   -  Space-related artifacts on display from the museum’s collection
   -  Space Trivia
   -  STEM demos and much more

 

Other Apollo 11 related activities include:

-   Space Suit Exhibit on permanent display in Building 4 near their associated spacecraft.

“Apollo 11: First Steps 2D” showing daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Air Force Museum Theatre.

-  "Armstrong" showing as part of the Living History Series on Friday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Air Force
    Museum Theatre.

-  “First Man” showing as part of the Hollywood Film Series on Sunday, July 28 at 4 p.m.
    in the Air Force Museum Theatre.

Click here for information and cost for the films.

Future Family Days

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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