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The New England Air Museum, School Vacation Weeks

April 8 - April 22

Explore three giant heated exhibit hangars filled with over sixty historic aircraft and experience the wonders of flight through daily hands-on activities including:

• Aircraft Quest Scavenger Hunts
• Computerized Flight Simulators
• Climb-aboard experiences in historic aircraft
• Educational Flight Science Demonstrations

In addition to these daily activities, our Public Programs staff will offer the following special events from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

Week 1

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?

Details

Start:
April 8
End:
April 22

Venue

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