Registration opens March 1 for Spring Home School Day at the National Museum of the United States Air ForcePosted 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 http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/education/homeschool/index.asp. 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