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Learn about 'Robots Among Us' on Jan 19 at National Museum USAF

DAYTON, Ohio -- Youth participate in aerospace demonstration stations during Family Day on Aug. 20, 2016, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Learn about the exciting field of robotics during Family Day on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Youth participate in aerospace demonstration stations during Family Day on Aug. 20, 2016, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Learn about the exciting field of robotics during Family Day on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio --

Learn about the exciting field of robotics during Family Day on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Demonstration and activity stations located in the second and fourth buildings, teach fun aerospace principles, such as the role of robotics in the Air Force, examples of robotic toys, working robotics and more.

"Storytime" will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the fourth building. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to listen to stories about robots and make a paper craft.

A presentation titled “Flying Robots” will begin at 1:00pm in the Carney Auditorium. Visitors will learn about flying drones and important information you need to know to enjoy this exciting hobby.

At 2:15 p.m. a presentation titled “Robots in the Sky” will take place in the Carney Auditorium. Guests will hear about drones in the Air Force, including Global Hawk and the Predator.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to see an Air Force bomb disposal robot and talk to the technicians who handle them in the second building from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All activities are free, and no advanced reservations are necessary. For additional information visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Education/Family-Day or 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). 

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 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year more than 800,000 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.

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