Registration opens March 1 for Spring Home School Day at the National Museum of the United States Air Force

Posted by DarthDilbert at 2/25/2010 04:39:00 PM

Home school children, ages 3-18, can participate in educational activities during Spring Home School Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 12 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Admission to the museum and most activities are free; however, advance registration is recommended. Registration opens at 9 a.m. on March 1, and forms and additional information are available at Space is limited, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Educational programming includes:

  • Things That Fly: Ages 3-5; free
  • The Chocolate Pilot: Ages 5-7; free
  • Dreams of Flying: Ages 7-9; free
  • Let's Go Fly a Kite!: Ages 9-12; $2.50 per student
  • Space Pioneer: The Shuttle Legacy: Ages 10-14; free
  • Model Rocket Building 101: Ages 10-14; $9 per student
  • Where in the World Are You?: Ages 12-18; free
  • Real Hereos!: Ages 12-18; free

Guided tours, scavenger hunts and aerospace demonstration stations programs are also available for the entire family. Those who are interested may come for a full day or just one activity. Visitors may also visit the Presidential Gallery or choose to watch an IMAX movie or ride the Morphis flight simulator at a discounted price.

If you wish to pack your lunch, a picnic area is available outside the museum. Food, snacks and drinks (including water) may not be brought into the building. A cafe is available on the second floor if you prefer to purchase your food here. Be advised that the outside picnic area is a considerable walking distance away from the activities. Be sure to adjust your timing accordingly.

For more information, contact the museum's Education Division at (937) 255-4666, (937) 255-4652 or (937) 255-4646.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, 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.

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National Museum of the United States Air Force


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