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Spring Fling Vacation Activities

April 8 @ 10:30 am - April 22 @ 2:30 pm

$4 – $15

Celebrate with Spring Fling Vacation Activities, two weeks of school break programming at the New England Air Museum! Explore three giant exhibit hangars filled with over sixty historic aircraft and experience the wonders of flight through daily hands-on activities including:

  • Hands-on Build & Fly Challenges
  • Interactive Flight Science Demonstrations
  • Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft
  • Computerized Flight Simulators

Monday, April 9: Balsa Wood Airplane Workshop
Build and fly a balsa wood model airplane with our expert aeromodelers! This workshop is for children ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and there is a $5.00 cost per model kit.

Tuesday, April 10: LEGO Flying Machine Contest
Children ages 3-13 can construct flying machines using the Museum’s collection of LEGOs. Winners will be awarded prizes in three age categories, and participants need not be present to win.

Wednesday, April 11: Parachute Drop
Learn the science of parachutes while building and launching a weight bearing parachute.

Thursday, April 12: Paper Plane Challenge
Build the perfect paper plane and fly it on our distance track.

Friday, April 13: Straw Rocket Launch
Are you a rocket scientist? Test your skills by building and launching a straw rocket. How far will your rocket fly?

Week 2

Monday, April 16: Rotocopter Launch
Build a paper rotocopter and learn about our region’s contributions to helicopter flight.

Tuesday, April 17: Slingshot Gliders
Learn the principles of flight science by building and launching a slingshot glider.

Wednesday, April 18: Parachute Drop
Learn the science of parachutes while building and launching a weight bearing parachute.

Thursday, April 19: Paper Plane Challenge
Build the perfect paper plane and fly it on our distance track.

Friday, April 20: Straw Rocket Launch
Are you a rocket scientist? Test your skills by building and launching a straw rocket. How far will your rocket fly?

In addition to these daily activities, the following special events are scheduled:

Annual Space Day on Saturday, April 7

Homeschool Day on Monday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – sign up today!

Admission is $12.50 for ages 12 and up, $11.50 for seniors 65 and up and $7.00 for ages 4 to 11. New England Air Museum members and children 3 and under are admitted free of charge. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more with advance registration. Visit our website for more information and a complete schedule of events: www.neam.org.

The New England Air Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England comprised of three large public hangars, outdoor exhibits, and more than 100 aircraft ranging from early airships and flying machines to supersonic jets and helicopter. NEAMs mission is to celebrate and preserve New England’s air and space heritage. The museum offers special events and programs including open cockpits, flight simulators, and tons of hands-on family fun. The New England Air Museum is located on 36 Perimeter Road (off Route 75) on the North end of the Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. For more information please visit www.neam.org, call (860) 623-3305 or find us on Facebook. 

 

 

Details

Start:
April 8 @ 10:30 am
End:
April 22 @ 2:30 pm
Cost:
$4 – $15
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Venue

New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096 United States
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Phone:
(860) 623-3305
Website:
http://www.neam.org

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