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The New England Air Museum, School Vacation Week

December 26, 2021 - December 30, 2021

Celebrate the holidays with a variety of family friendly school vacation week activities. All activities are included with museum admission and schedules are subject to change.

Scavenger Hunts


Explore the museum and earn a prize from our Gift Shop. Reader and non-reader versions are available for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Computerized Flight Simulators


Take to the virtual skies using our computerized flight simulators. Visitors are encouraged to use hand sanitizer prior to participating.

Open Cockpit Experiences


Available upon request, visitors can climb inside select historic aircraft and learn the fundamentals of flight from museum volunteers. Visitors are encouraged to use hand sanitizer prior to entering aircraft cockpits.

Build and Fly Challenges


Hands-on activities for youth and families featuring a different take-home activity every day. Visitors are encouraged to use hand sanitizer prior to participating. This year’s school vacation week schedule includes:

Kites in Flight – Saturday December 26, 2021
Ring Gliders – Sunday December 27, 2021
Straw Rocket Launch – Monday December 28, 2021
Foam Flyers – Tuesday December 29, 2021
Parachute Drop – Wednesday December 30, 2021

Flight Science Demonstrations

11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm

Discover the science of flight with interactive demonstrations led by the museum’s Public Programs Team.


December 26, 2021
December 30, 2021


New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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(860) 623-3305
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