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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

February 16, 2019 – Globe Trotting

Learn about the fascinating world of satellites – both natural and man-made – as we take a close look at how GPS works through fun demos and hands-on activities from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Visitors can learn why satellites spin, how a GPS unit works, how an object orbits the planet, and play a version of skee ball that demonstrates the path of an object in orbit.

Several GPS activities will be demonstrated in the STEM Learning Node in the Space Gallery.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about our extensive collection of Presidential aircraft by attending a fifteen minute “briefing” being offered at 10:45, 12:30, 2:00, 2:30 and 3:00 in our STEM Learning Node located in the Presidential Gallery.

“Storytime” begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to hear a story about Sammy the Satellite and make their own paper craft.

All activities are free, and no advanced reservations are necessary. For Additional information call the Education Division at (937)255-4646

Some materials for the program are being provided through the generosity of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.  (Federal endorsement is not implied). 

Future Family Days

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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