April School Vacation Weeks

Swing into spring at the New England Air Museum with two weeks of hands-on family fun from April 8-12 & 15-19, 2019. Daily activities include climb-aboard experiences in historic aircraft, hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, Flight Science Demonstrations, Computerized Flight Simulators and much more!


Special Events and Activities:

Week of April 8-12

LEGO® Brick Flying Machine Contest
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Children ages 3-13 are invited to construct a flying machine using the Museum’s collection of LEGO® bricks. Winners will be awarded prizes in three age categories, and participants need not be present to win.
Nose Art Design Workshop
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Learn the history of airplane nose art and design a custom nose art design for our Boeing B-29A Superfortress to take home.
Fun with Frisbees
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Discover the similarities between frisbees and airplane wings and create a paper plate frisbee to take home.
Constellation Viewers
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Discover the similarities between frisbees and airplane wings and create a paper plate frisbee to take home.
Model Airplane Workshop
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (note special time)
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.

Week of April 15-19

Straw Rocket Challenge
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Are you a rocket scientist? Find out by building and launching a straw rocket using our specialized NEAM rocket launchers.
Kites in Flight
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Create a mini paper kite and take it for an indoor flight in our exhibit hangars.
Parachute Drop
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Learn the science of parachutes while building and launching a weight bearing parachute. Will yours land in the drop zone?
Paper Airplane Challenge
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Use your imagination to construct a far flying paper plane from a variety of materials. Will your creation go the distance?
Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bunny Visit
Friday, April 19, 2019 - Details to follow

You can download a flyer here.

All special events and activities are included with general admission except where noted, and are subject to change.

During your visit be sure to visit our Wings 'n Things gift shop!

The Museum will be closed on Sunday April 21, 2019 for the Easter holiday.

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