April Vacation at New England Air Museum

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Celebrate the arrival of spring with two weeks of school vacation programming. Explore three giant exhibit hangars filled with over sixty historic aircraft, plus:

Hands-on Build & Fly Challenges

Interactive Flight Science Demonstrations

Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft

Computerized Flight Simulators

In addition, the following special events are scheduled:

Monday April 9: Balsa Wood Airplane Workshop 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Build and fly a balsa wood model airplane. This workshop is for children ages 3 and older, must be accompanied by an adult. There is a $5 cost per model kit.

Tuesday, April 10: LEGO Flying Machine Contest 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Children ages 3-13 can construct flying machines using the Museum’s  LEGOs. Winners will be awarded prizes in three age categories.

Wednesday, April 11 and April 18: Parachute Drop 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Learn the science of parachutes while building and launching a weight bearing parachute.

Thursday, April 12 and April 19: Paper Plane Challenge 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Who can build and fly the best paper airplane and how far will it fly?

Friday, April 13 and April 20: Straw Rocket Launch 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Test your skills by building and launching a straw rocket.

Monday April 16: Rotocopter Launch 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Have you ever thought of how a helicopter stays up? Build a rotocopter and watch it float down.

Tuesday, April 17: Slingshot Gliders 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Build a glider and launch it with a special sling shot.

All events and activities are included with general admission unless otherwise noted.

The New England Air Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. The museum is closed on Mondays during the winter season with the exception of holidays and during school vacation weeks. Admission is $15 for ages 15 to 64, $14 for seniors 65 and up and $10 for ages 4 to 14. New England Air Museum members and children under 3 are admitted free. For more information, please visit www.neam.org or call 860-623-3305.

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