'Play ball!' during free Family Day at museum
By Rob Bardua, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
/ Published June 06, 2017
DAYTON, Ohio --
“Play ball!” is a phrase most often heard on a baseball field. But from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will have the chance to learn about the science behind baseball and other sports with free interactive programs during Family Day.
Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Demonstration stations located throughout the museum’s galleries teach fun and simple aerospace principles. For example, this month learn how a baseball curves, how a skater spins so fast, how to find the “sweet spot” on a baseball bat or tennis racket, and see the Magnus Effect in action as you “throw” a curve ball.
“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 listen to stories and create their own craft project.
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 www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.
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 Rob Bardua at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1386.