February School Vacation Week Activities

February 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Rd
Windsor Locks, CT 06096

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

  • Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft
  • Hands-on Build & Fly Challenges
  • Interactive Flight Science Demonstrations
  • Computerized Flight Simulators

In addition to these daily activities, the following special events are scheduled:

  • Monday, February 18: Model Airplane Workshop
    10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Build and fly balsa wood airplanes with help from our team of expert builders. This workshop is designed for visitors ages 3 and older, and there is a $5.00 cost per model kit.
  • Tuesday, February 19: LEGO Flying Machine Contest
    10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Back by popular demand! Youth ages 3-14 are invited to construct a flying machine 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, February 20: Foam Flyer Challenge
    10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Are you an aerospace engineer? Find out by building and launching a foam flyer to take home.
  • Thursday, February 21: Fun with Constellation Viewers
    10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Learn about the secrets of the night sky and make your own constellation viewer to take home.
  • Friday, February 22: Straw Glider Challenge
    10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Learn the science of flight while building and launching straw gliders to take home.


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