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Summer is fun for all ages at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

DAYTON, Ohio -- From imagining yourself as a fighter pilot in the cockpit of an F-4 to experiencing the thrill of an IMAX movie or building your own Styrofoam glider, there is something for everyone at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Pack up the kids this summer and head to Dayton, where you can encounter aviation history firsthand. With more than 300 aircraft and missiles on display, the museum tells the story of America's air power from the Wright brothers through the space age.

On the third Saturday of each month, the museum offers Family Day, a variety of programs geared toward children and adults of all ages. Family Day activities include a family tour of the museum, storytime for younger children and hands-on demonstration stations. Also offered each month is an Aerospace Adventure, which teaches participants aerospace principles through activities such as launching pop rockets or flying paper airplanes.

For information about museum events and exhibits, call (937) 255-3286 or visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Pike, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free. There is a charge for the IMAX Theatre. Call (937) 253-IMAX for ticket prices and show times.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, contact the National Museum of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-4704, ext. 333.

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