Soar Into Summer

June 22 - August 16, 2019

Join us for eight weeks of daily hands-on activities for children and families all included with museum admission


Daily Activities

Open Cockpit Experiences in Historic Aircraft
Computerized Flight Simulators
Scavenger Hunts
Kidsport Children’s Exhibit

All offered from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Soarin' Story Time
10:45 a.m.
Join our staff for an aerospace themed story under the wing of an airplane. Stories vary daily and are recommended for visitors ages 8 and under.
Flight Science Demonstrations
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Discover the science of flight! Demonstrations last 15 minutes and are recommended for visitors ages 8 and older.
Family Fun Tours
12:30 p.m.
New for summer 2019! Join us for an interactive, 30 minute tour designed for families with children ages 3 and up.

Special Events & Activities

Propeller Week
June 22-30, 2019
Climb inside a World War II era propeller plane and create a pinwheel propeller to take home.
Wing Week
July 1-7, 2019
Uncover the history of airplane wings and build your own "flying wing" foam glider to take home
Glider Week
July 8-14, 2019
Discover the history of glider flight and build a straw glider to take home.
Space Week
July 15-21, 2019
Learn about local connections to NASA spacesuits and create a marshmallow constellation to take home.
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration
July 20, 2019
Jet Week
July 22-28, 2019
Climb aboard a Mach 1 supersonic jet and create an origami jet to take home.
Engine Week
July 29-August 4, 2019
Learn about local connections to the history of airplane engines and create and launch a "jet" balloon to take home.
Helicopter Week
August 5-11, 2019
Climb aboard a Connecticut built search and rescue helicopter and build a paper helicopter to take home.
Blimps, Balloons, and Airships Week Week
August 12-16, 2019
Uncover the history of lighter than air aircraft and create a mini balloon basket to take home.
National Aviation Day Open Cockpit
August 17, 2019

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!

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36 Perimeter Rd., Windsor Locks, CT, 06096
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