Educational Programs

Join us every Tuesday for a story and project!
Story Time will meet on the Mezzanine.

 

Cost:
$2.00 (per child)

Times:
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

See calendar for more information.

JurassicPark

Join us one day each month for special hands-on learning opportunities! These workshops are intended to engage learners with science, history, and engineering. These programs are intended for school aged children, but younger siblings are welcome to join! We ask that parents of children ages 8 and younger remain with their children.

 

Cost:
If you pay at the door, regular admission will apply. Preregister at the museum or by calling 757-721-7767 for our school group rate:
Youth: $5.00 (Children under 6 are free)
Adult: $13.00

Times:
Some workshops are walk-in and you can join us at any time.
Others begin at specific times.

See calendar for more information.

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Join us for a variety of fun, hands-on activities this winter break! Register in advance by calling the museum Gift Shop at 757-721-7767, or register in person on the day of the program.

 

Cost:
$5.00 (per child)

Times:
Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time to get checked in!
Session 1: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session 2: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Session 3: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

See calendar for more information.

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  • Aviation Story Time
    10:30 am-11:15 am
    December 3, 2019

    Weekly Story Time
    Read Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride and make hot air balloon art.

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  • Dino Story Time
    10:30 am-11:15 am
    December 10, 2019

    Weekly Story Time
    Read The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard and design a dinosaur trap.

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  • Rocketry
    9:30 am-1:30 pm
    December 11, 2019

    Home School Days (Grades: All)
    Learn about the physics of flight as you design, create, and test your very own stomp rocket.

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  • Aviation Story Time
    10:30 am-11:15 am
    December 17, 2019

    Weekly Story Time
    Read Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night and design and build a place for airplanes to sleep at night.

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  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    December 26, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Rocketry
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    December 26, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Maximum 20 participants

    Learn about the forces of flight through paper rockets. Can you overcome gravity and drag to create a rocket that travels the furthest?

  • Rocketry
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    December 26, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Maximum 20 participants

    Learn about the forces of flight through paper rockets. Can you overcome gravity and drag to create a rocket that travels the furthest?

  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    December 26, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    December 26, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Rocketry
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    December 26, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Maximum 20 participants

    Learn about the forces of flight through paper rockets. Can you overcome gravity and drag to create a rocket that travels the furthest?

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    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      10:00 am-11:00 am
      December 26, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Rocketry
      10:00 am-11:00 am
      December 26, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Maximum 20 participants

      Learn about the forces of flight through paper rockets. Can you overcome gravity and drag to create a rocket that travels the furthest?

    • Rocketry
      12:00 pm-1:00 pm
      December 26, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Maximum 20 participants

      Learn about the forces of flight through paper rockets. Can you overcome gravity and drag to create a rocket that travels the furthest?

    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      12:00 pm-1:00 pm
      December 26, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      2:00 pm-3:00 pm
      December 26, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Rocketry
      2:00 pm-3:00 pm
      December 26, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Maximum 20 participants

      Learn about the forces of flight through paper rockets. Can you overcome gravity and drag to create a rocket that travels the furthest?

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  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    December 27, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Aviation Archaeology
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    December 27, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    3rd grade and up
    Maximum 20 participants

    What happens when a plane wreck is discovered? Practice key archaeology skills that include mapping a site, excavating, and cataloging artifacts. Finally, work to reassemble a model plane.

  • Aviation Archaeology
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    December 27, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    3rd grade and up
    Maximum 20 participants

    What happens when a plane wreck is discovered? Practice key archaeology skills that include mapping a site, excavating, and cataloging artifacts. Finally, work to reassemble a model plane.

  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    December 27, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    December 27, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Aviation Archaeology
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    December 27, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    3rd grade and up
    Maximum 20 participants

    What happens when a plane wreck is discovered? Practice key archaeology skills that include mapping a site, excavating, and cataloging artifacts. Finally, work to reassemble a model plane.

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    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      10:00 am-11:00 am
      December 27, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Aviation Archaeology
      10:00 am-11:00 am
      December 27, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      3rd grade and up
      Maximum 20 participants

      What happens when a plane wreck is discovered? Practice key archaeology skills that include mapping a site, excavating, and cataloging artifacts. Finally, work to reassemble a model plane.

    • Aviation Archaeology
      12:00 pm-1:00 pm
      December 27, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      3rd grade and up
      Maximum 20 participants

      What happens when a plane wreck is discovered? Practice key archaeology skills that include mapping a site, excavating, and cataloging artifacts. Finally, work to reassemble a model plane.

    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      12:00 pm-1:00 pm
      December 27, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      2:00 pm-3:00 pm
      December 27, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Aviation Archaeology
      2:00 pm-3:00 pm
      December 27, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      3rd grade and up
      Maximum 20 participants

      What happens when a plane wreck is discovered? Practice key archaeology skills that include mapping a site, excavating, and cataloging artifacts. Finally, work to reassemble a model plane.

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  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    December 28, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Ace Pilot
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    December 28, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    3rd grade and up
    Maximum 14 participants

    Learn how to fly an aircraft on our simulators, guided by a pilot. Once you learn the basics, you’ll be able to take the controls of a simulated flight in one of our war birds over Virginia Beach!

  • Ace Pilot
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    December 28, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    3rd grade and up
    Maximum 14 participants

    Learn how to fly an aircraft on our simulators, guided by a pilot. Once you learn the basics, you’ll be able to take the controls of a simulated flight in one of our war birds over Virginia Beach!

  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    December 28, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    December 28, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Ace Pilot
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    December 28, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    3rd grade and up
    Maximum 14 participants

    Learn how to fly an aircraft on our simulators, guided by a pilot. Once you learn the basics, you’ll be able to take the controls of a simulated flight in one of our war birds over Virginia Beach!

  • More events
    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      10:00 am-11:00 am
      December 28, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Ace Pilot
      10:00 am-11:00 am
      December 28, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      3rd grade and up
      Maximum 14 participants

      Learn how to fly an aircraft on our simulators, guided by a pilot. Once you learn the basics, you’ll be able to take the controls of a simulated flight in one of our war birds over Virginia Beach!

    • Ace Pilot
      12:00 pm-1:00 pm
      December 28, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      3rd grade and up
      Maximum 14 participants

      Learn how to fly an aircraft on our simulators, guided by a pilot. Once you learn the basics, you’ll be able to take the controls of a simulated flight in one of our war birds over Virginia Beach!

    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      12:00 pm-1:00 pm
      December 28, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      2:00 pm-3:00 pm
      December 28, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Ace Pilot
      2:00 pm-3:00 pm
      December 28, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      3rd grade and up
      Maximum 14 participants

      Learn how to fly an aircraft on our simulators, guided by a pilot. Once you learn the basics, you’ll be able to take the controls of a simulated flight in one of our war birds over Virginia Beach!

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  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    December 30, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Cryptography
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    December 30, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    3rd grade and up
    Maximum 20 participants

    During World War II, nations worked to develop codes to share secret messages. Do you have what it takes to be a code breaker? Learn about the Enigma machine, how codes were created, and try your hand at deciphering codes!

  • Cryptography
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    December 30, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    3rd grade and up
    Maximum 20 participants

    During World War II, nations worked to develop codes to share secret messages. Do you have what it takes to be a code breaker? Learn about the Enigma machine, how codes were created, and try your hand at deciphering codes!

  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    December 30, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    December 30, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Cryptography
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    December 30, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    3rd grade and up
    Maximum 20 participants

    During World War II, nations worked to develop codes to share secret messages. Do you have what it takes to be a code breaker? Learn about the Enigma machine, how codes were created, and try your hand at deciphering codes!

  • More events
    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      10:00 am-11:00 am
      December 30, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Cryptography
      10:00 am-11:00 am
      December 30, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      3rd grade and up
      Maximum 20 participants

      During World War II, nations worked to develop codes to share secret messages. Do you have what it takes to be a code breaker? Learn about the Enigma machine, how codes were created, and try your hand at deciphering codes!

    • Cryptography
      12:00 pm-1:00 pm
      December 30, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      3rd grade and up
      Maximum 20 participants

      During World War II, nations worked to develop codes to share secret messages. Do you have what it takes to be a code breaker? Learn about the Enigma machine, how codes were created, and try your hand at deciphering codes!

    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      12:00 pm-1:00 pm
      December 30, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      2:00 pm-3:00 pm
      December 30, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Cryptography
      2:00 pm-3:00 pm
      December 30, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      3rd grade and up
      Maximum 20 participants

      During World War II, nations worked to develop codes to share secret messages. Do you have what it takes to be a code breaker? Learn about the Enigma machine, how codes were created, and try your hand at deciphering codes!

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  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    December 31, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Parachutes
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    December 31, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Maximum 20 participants

    Parachutes are an incredibly important piece of technology. Learn how parachutes are rigged, and how they use drag to safely bring people to the ground. Create your own parachute to protect an egg from a fall!

  • Parachutes
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    December 31, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Maximum 20 participants

    Parachutes are an incredibly important piece of technology. Learn how parachutes are rigged, and how they use drag to safely bring people to the ground. Create your own parachute to protect an egg from a fall!

  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    December 31, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Drop-In Drone Zone
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    December 31, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

    Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

  • Parachutes
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    December 31, 2019

    Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

    All Ages Welcome
    Maximum 20 participants

    Parachutes are an incredibly important piece of technology. Learn how parachutes are rigged, and how they use drag to safely bring people to the ground. Create your own parachute to protect an egg from a fall!

  • More events
    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      10:00 am-11:00 am
      December 31, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Parachutes
      10:00 am-11:00 am
      December 31, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Maximum 20 participants

      Parachutes are an incredibly important piece of technology. Learn how parachutes are rigged, and how they use drag to safely bring people to the ground. Create your own parachute to protect an egg from a fall!

    • Parachutes
      12:00 pm-1:00 pm
      December 31, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Maximum 20 participants

      Parachutes are an incredibly important piece of technology. Learn how parachutes are rigged, and how they use drag to safely bring people to the ground. Create your own parachute to protect an egg from a fall!

    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      12:00 pm-1:00 pm
      December 31, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Drop-In Drone Zone
      2:00 pm-3:00 pm
      December 31, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Cost: $5.00 per 15 minutes

      Practice your drone piloting skills as you race through an obstacle course in our Drone Zone! Never flown a drone before? That’s okay! Our drones are user friendly, for pilots of all ages. Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you along the way.

    • Parachutes
      2:00 pm-3:00 pm
      December 31, 2019

      Aviation Adventure Winter Break Programs

      All Ages Welcome
      Maximum 20 participants

      Parachutes are an incredibly important piece of technology. Learn how parachutes are rigged, and how they use drag to safely bring people to the ground. Create your own parachute to protect an egg from a fall!

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