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Celebrate the beginning of fall during free Family Day on Sept. 26

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  • By Sarah Swan
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Celebrate the beginning of the fall season while learning about the force that causes falling – gravity – from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.


A number of aerospace demonstration stations for all ages will be located throughout the museum, giving visitors the chance to experience the concept of gravity in a variety of situations. One station even allows participants to try on a real parachute and sit in an actual B-2 ejection seat!


“Storytime” begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the Early Years Gallery. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to sit under the wings of airplanes and listen to stories about flight. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own paper craft to take home.


A limited number of books will be available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis during each Storytime, through the generosity of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. and PNC Foundation. (No federal endorsement implied.)


During the free hands-on Aerospace Adventure, participants can build their own paper parachute from 1:30-3 p.m. in the event area near the Korean War Gallery.


The event is free, and visitors of all ages may participate in these aviation-related activities located throughout the museum galleries. No advanced reservations are necessary. 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 17 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 Sarah Swan at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1283.