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Celebrate with Spring Fling Vacation Activities, two weeks of school break programming at the New England Air Museum! Explore three giant exhibit hangars filled with over sixty historic aircraft and experience the wonders of flight through daily hands-on activities including:
- Hands-on Build & Fly Challenges
- Interactive Flight Science Demonstrations
- Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft
- Computerized Flight Simulators
In addition to these daily activities, the following special events are scheduled:
Friday April 14, 2017 – 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bunny Visit
Children ages 1-10 are invited to participate in our 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. [Hyperlink to its own page]
Monday April 10 & Friday April 21, 2017 – LEGO Flying Machine Contests – 10:00am-2:00pm
Children ages 3-12 will construct a futuristic flying machine using the New England Air Museum’s collection of LEGOs. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories, and winners need not be present to win.
Monday April 17, 2017 – Delta Dart Model Building Workshop – 10:00am-2:00pm
Build and fly a balsa Delta Dart airplane with help from our team of experts! Ages 8 and older, all children must be accompanied by an adult, and there is a $5.00 cost per model kit.
Tuesday April 11 & April 18, 2017 – Constellation Viewer Make & Take Workshop – 10:00am-2:00pm
Discover the secrets of the night sky, learn the history of constellations, and build your own paper portal to the stars.
Wednesday April 12 & April 19, 2017–Pinwheel Props Make & Take Workshop – 10:00am-2:00pm
What do pinwheels and propellers have in common? Find out by building your own paper pinwheel with the NEAM Public Programs Team.
Thursday April 13th & April 20, 2017 – Rocket Balloons – 10:00am-2:00pm
Discover the history of rocketry by designing, building and racing your own rocket balloon down our rocket race track.
All events and activities are included with general admission unless otherwise noted. Events and activities are subject to change.
Admission is $12.50 for ages 12 and up, $11.50 for seniors 65 and up and $7.00 for ages 4 to 11. New England Air Museum members and children 3 and under are admitted free of charge. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more with advance registration. Visit our website for more information and a complete schedule of events: www.neam.org.
The New England Air Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England comprised of three large public hangars, outdoor exhibits, and more than 100 aircraft ranging from early airships and flying machines to supersonic jets and helicopter. NEAMs mission is to celebrate and preserve New England’s air and space heritage. The museum offers special events and programs including open cockpits, flight simulators, and tons of hands-on family fun. The New England Air Museum is located on 36 Perimeter Road (off Route 75) on the North end of the Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. For more information please visit www.neam.org, call (860) 623-3305 or find us on Facebook.