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Learn about Meteorology during Free Event on March 18 at National Museum USAF

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  • By Danielle Almeter
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Learn about various aspects of weather through a number of free fun demonstrations and hands-on activities during Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on March 18 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.


Activities include the game “Are you smarter than a fourth grader?” which will test visitors’ knowledge about weather; demos and other activities about air pressure, density, temperature; a display about weather sensor data and more.  Free presentations will also occur throughout the day between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the STEM Learning Nodes on such topics as weather satellites, lightning, and presidential aircraft. 


In addition, a special guest presenter, an Air Force research meteorologist from the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, will provide a briefing about careers in meteorology, and a team from the National Weather Service will provide demonstrations about weather balloons and the thunderstorm project.


“Storytime” begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the STEM Learning Node in the Global Reach Gallery. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to hear stories about the weather and create their own weather-themed craft item.


All activities are free, and no advanced reservations are necessary.  A schedule of activities is available on our website at or call the Education Division at (937) 255-4646 for additional information.


The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit




NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Education Division at (937) 255-4646.


NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, please contact Danielle Almeter at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1283.