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Build and fly kites during Family Day

DAYTON, Ohio -- Children and their families will have the opportunity to build and fly paper kites and sled kites during Family Day on March 18 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several aviation-related experiences. The day begins at 10 a.m. with a guided tour featuring a fast-paced overview of aviation history. The tour is designed to appeal to all ages.

"Storytime" follows at 11:30 a.m. in the Early Years Gallery. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to sit under the wings of airplanes and listen to thrilling stories about aviation and space.

This month's Aerospace Adventure allows participants to build and fly paper kites for free, and sled kites for $2.50. This activity is for visitors of all ages and takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. in the museum's Modern Flight Gallery. No advanced reservations are necessary.

In addition to those programs, visitors can take part in aviation-related demonstration stations spread throughout the museum galleries from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., including one station which will feature local kite clubs demonstrating the amazing skill of indoor kite flying.

For more information, contact the museum's Education Division at (937) 255-8048, ext. 461, 462 or 463.

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.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, contact the National Museum of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-4704, ext. 330.

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