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 http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/