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Winter Break Fun

The New England Air Museum will hold family fun activities February 17th - 21st.

Daily activities on these dates include demonstrations about the science of flight. The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators using real cockpit controls. During the week there will be flight simulator races where you will take off from Brainard Airport in Hartford and fly south along the Connecticut River to Goodspeed Airport in a Cessna 172. The first person to reach the destination and land safely wins!.

Activities are scheduled for the following days:

Monday, Feb. 17th
Glider Engineering Design Challenge Using Recyclables
Build a glider out of recyclable materials provided and fly a raw egg the longest distance possible.

Tuesday, Feb. 18th
Egg Drop Challenge
Build a container out of materials provided that can keep an egg from breaking when dropped from twenty-five feet.

Wednesday, Feb 19th
Great LEGO Race
Build a vehicle out of LEGO bricks that can race down a ramp. The quickest wins! The program is for ages 3-12 and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for each age categories 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Thursday, Feb. 20th
Open Cockpit
The Museum will host an Open Cockpit program with up to eight aircraft to be open including helicopters, an airliner, a jet fighter and a WWII aircraft. All cockpits will close at 4:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21st
Aero Modeling Workshop
Children ages 8-14 can build and fly their own models. This program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This activity takes about an hour and a half to complete.  All children must be accompanied by an adult and there is a $5.00 cost for the kit.

Activities are included with the price of admission on the day of your visit except where noted. Each day docents will be on hand to provide information and to interact with the visitors.