Museum of the US Air Force Family Days

The museum’s Education Division hosts Family Days one Saturday a month (excluding December).  These programs are designed for children and adults of all ages and offer several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Aerospace demonstration stations are located throughout the museum’s galleries to teach fun aerospace principles. 


 Each month features a new theme; such themes include engineering, meteorology, gravity, and space.

2018 Family Days, 9:00 am- 3:00 pm: 

January 20, 2018 – Globe Trotting

Robots Among UsLearn about the exciting world of robotics

February 17, 2018 – Globe Trotting

Learn about the fascinating world of satellites – both natural and man-made as we take a close look at how GPS works through fun demos and hands-on activities!

March 17, 2018 – Meteorology Mania

Join us to learn about various aspects of weather, especially regarding how it affects flight, through a number of fun demos and hands-on activities.

April 21, 2018 – Kite Tales

Celebrate spring through fun demos and hands-on activities. Watch fascinating demonstrations of the incredible art of indoor kite flying and build and fly your own kite!

May 17-19, 2018 – Memphis Belle Exhibit Opening

Join us for fun hands-on learning during the Museum’s grand opening event for the Memphis Belle exhibit!

June 16, 2018 – Play Ball

Celebrate the beginning of summer by learning about the science behind a variety of sports activities.

July 21, 2018 – Newton in Space

Commemorate the anniversaries of both the Apollo 11 and the Apollo 15 moon landings by learning about rocketry and space flight through fun demos and hands-on activities, including a model rocket build and launch session (weather permitting).

August 18, 2018 – National Aviation Day

Commemorate National Aviation Day (and Orville Wright’s birthday) by learning about aerospace technology and history from 1903 to 2018 and beyond through fun demos and hands-on activities.

September 29, 2018 – Fall with Gravity

Celebrate the fall season while learning how we can overcome and cope with the force that causes falling!  Activities will include sitting in an actual B-2 ejection seat and trying on a parachute.

October 27, 2018 – Spooktacular Halloween Fun

Celebrate Halloween by learning fun science principles through Halloween-themed activities! Come dressed in your favorite costume!

November 17, 2018 – Exploring Engineering

Learn about engineering through fun demos and hands-on activities.

The National Museum of the US Air Force offers FREE admission every day! Located at 1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433, (937) 255-3286 or visit their website

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