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Soar into Summer Fun with Airplanes

July 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 24, 2018

Soar into Summer Fun with Airplanes

Soar into Summer Fun with Airplanes — educational and fun day activities offered all summer long for CT kids at the New England Air Museum. Family fun activities to “aviate” minds all summer long! Hands-on day activities like straw rocket competition, LEGO contests, aero modeling workshop.

Soar into Summer Fun with Airplanes daily activities include:

Open Cockpit Experiences 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Climb inside real aircraft cockpits and experience the view from the pilot’s seat!
Build & Fly Challenges 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
From kites to parachutes, straw rockets to gliders, test your skills with a new challenge each week:

June 25-July 2:  Kites in Flight

July 3-9:  Straw Rockets

July 10-16:  Rocket Balloons

July 17-23:  Slingshot Gliders

July 24-30:  Straw Gliders

July 31-August 6:  Rotocopter Launch

August 7-13:  Parachute Drop

August 14-20:  Ring Gliders

Flight Science Demonstrations 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Discover the principles of flight through interactive demonstrations for aviators of all ages.
New this year! Soaring Story Time 10:15 a.m. daily
Visitors ages 6 and under are invited to join us for a story and hands-on activity with a different aerospace theme each week.
Additional activities include Flight Simulators, Aircraft Quest Scavenger Hunts, Kidsport: The Kids Only exhibit, and three exhibit hangars filled with over eighty historic aircraft. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators using real cockpit controls. Activities are included with the price of admission on the day of your visit except where noted. Each day docents will be on hand to provide information and to interact with the visitors.


The New England Air Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England and is a private, non-profit educational institution that was organized in 1959. Three larger hangars and an outdoor display contain more than 80 aircraft with permanent exhibits that include the oldest surviving aircraft in the U.S. – the 1870 Silas M. Brooks Balloon Basket, as well as an S-39 Amphibian plane – the first aircraft built in Connecticut by aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky. Featured year-round are many historical aircraft and exhibits including a focus on World War II’s Tuskegee Airmen, and a display about Amelia Earhart alongside a Lockheed Model 10 Electra – the same type of plane flown by the female aviator. The Air Museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting historically significant aircraft and related artifacts, engaging visitors through high-quality exhibits helping them to understand aviation technology and history and inspiring students through innovative and hands-on educational programs. It is owned and operated by the Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, with four full-time employees, 18 part-time employees, and more than 175 volunteers. The New England Air Museum is located on 36 Perimeter Road (off Route 75) on the North end of the Bradley International Airport airfield in Windsor Locks, Conn. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, and features a large gift shop. For more information, www.neam.org or (860) 623-3305 or Facebook at New England Air Museum.



July 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
July 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096 United States
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(860) 623-3305

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