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The New England Air Museum, Soar into Summer Fun

August 2, 2021 - August 22, 2021

Join us for summer fun featuring interactive programs for children and families. From wings to rockets and everything in between, visitors can enjoy hands-on activities for children, flight science demonstrations, and specialized scavenger hunts every day, all summer long. A new theme each week!

Soar into Summer Fun Schedule

Monday August 2-Sunday August 8, 2021: Balloon Week
Monday August 9-Sunday August 15, 2021: Glider Week
Monday August 16-Sunday August 22, 2021: Rocket Week

All programs are included with museum admission.

Connecticut Museums Kids Are Free Summer

The New England Air Museum is proud to be participating in the State of Connecticut’s new initiative to make sure all families have opportunities to visit museums this summer. Through the “CT Museums Kids Are Free Summer” program, all children (age 18 and under) and one accompanying adult, will be able to visit the New England Air Museum for free from July 1 through Labor Day.

NEAM is FREE for Veterans

Through an ongoing partnership with KeyBank, the New England Air Museum will continue to waive the admission fee for all veterans and military service members throughout 2021. The museum thanks KeyBank for making this opportunity possible, and we thank all those who serve or have served in the military for their dedication and sacrifice.

We look forward to seeing many new families this summer as a result of this innovative program, and we thank the State of Connecticut for the financial support that is making this possible.

Scavenger Hunts


Explore the museum and earn a prize from our Gift Shop. Each week will feature a different themed scavenger hunt, and reader and non-reader versions will be 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


Climb aboard historic aircraft and learn the fundamentals of flight from NEAM volunteers. Visitors will be required 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 each week. Visitors are encouraged to use hand sanitizer prior to participating.

Flight Science Demonstrations

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

Discover the science of flight with interactive demonstrations led by the NEAM Public Programs Team. Each week will feature a new theme.


August 2, 2021
August 22, 2021


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