New England Air Museum
Simulators, Demonstrations and Activities

The New England Air Museum offers a variety of activities, multimedia & drop-in programs for visitors. Programs offered change daily depending on the time of the year. Feel free to contact the Museum to see what activities are available during your visit.

Flight Science Demonstrations

Flight really takes off in our interactive demonstrations about the science and history of flight.  From balloons to the Wright Brothers to the Space Shuttle, you can feel the pressure of air, see a balloon launch, explore the Bernoulli Principle and more.  Demonstrations are located in the Civilian Aviation Exhibit Hangar.

Build & Fly Activities

Hands-on "build & fly" activities that will spark the imagination and challenge the inquisitive mind.  You even get to take your new creations home with you for future flying fun. Located at the Build & Fly Station in the Military Exhibit Hangar.

America Takes to the Air

Explore the early days of commercial aviation from the Ford Tri-Motor, to the Lockheed Electra, to the Boeing 747, through hands-on, interactive demonstrations.  The demonstrations look at the marketing efforts of the early airlines, stewardess requirements, and the technology that was developed that has become the foundation of modern air travel. Visitors will get to see and touch some unique artifacts that tell this amazing story of travel and adventure.

Cockpit Tours

Gain a pilot’s eye perspective from the cockpit exploring the controls and flight instruments of select aircraft within our collection.

Simulators, Demonstrations and Activities
Special Exhibits | Young Visitor Activities
Aircraft Display Collection | Engine Display Collection
Restoration Program | Research Library