Calendar -2

Feb
18
Mon
2019
Imagination Playground
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Flight Sim Zone – Holiday Hours
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone - Holiday Hours

Flight Sim Zone

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm

Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required.

  • $3 per Pass (in addition to museum admission).
  • Pass is free for Members.
  • Two people can fly on one Pass (pilot and co-pilot).
  • Obtain Passes at museum Gift Shop.
  • Each Pass good for up to 30 minutes of flight time.
  • Seating is limited.

Also Open Monday-Tuesday July 3-4.

Flight Sim Zone workstations consist of the following:

  • 3-screen, 3,840 x 1,024 pixel display
  • Saitek flight yoke and throttle quadrant
  • Saitek or PFC rudder pedals
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (v9 and FSX)

How Sessions Operate

We follow a flight instruction model. Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control a Cessna 172 airplane, including the all-important landing procedure. Once proficiency has been achieved in basic procedures, the instructor will help you implement a more advanced real-world flying scenario based on your interests including: cross-country flight, multi-engine and airline procedures, bad-weather flying, instrument procedures and flight plans, among many other possibilities.

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

Invention Lab – Holiday Hours
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab - Holiday Hours

Invention Lab

Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Special hours 11 am – 4 pm Monday, September 3

Included with Museum Admission

Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Perfect for older children and adults.

Current Invention Lab Activities

Through July, 2017

Build-a-Plane (Ages 3 -7)
Use kid-rated tools to build and disassemble an airplane model!

Wind Tunnel Challenge (Ages 5 and Up)
Design, construct and test a device able to fly in a vertically-oriented wind tunnel!

Program is included with museum admission and no advance registration is required.  Facilitators will be available to help throughout the process.  Recommended for ages as indicated for the activities above.

Feb
19
Tue
2019
Imagination Playground
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Feb
20
Wed
2019
Imagination Playground
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Imagination Playground
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Imagination Playground
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Imagination Playground
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Drone Plex – AM
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Drone Plex - AM

Drone Plex

Every Saturday & Sunday

10:30 am – 12 pm (demonstration / simulation – no additional ticket required)

1 pm – 3 pm (Flight Experience – additional ticket required)

Flight Experience for Ages 8 and up


Purchase Flight Experience tickets at Museum gift shop:
$5 for 25-minute experience.
$4 for museum Members.

Available 10:30 am – 11 am and 1:30 pm – 3 pm on May 13

 

Drones are one of the most significant advances in aviation of the 21st century. Get a “taste” of flying them in a safe arena with an instructor who will show you techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and “do’s and dont’s” practices for responsible drone flight.

Try Flying a Drone!

Discover the fun and challenge of drone flight with instruction. Each 20-minute Flight Experience program includes:

  • Preflight briefing
  • Practice with a drone flight simulator
  • Flight time with a real quadcopter within the Drone Plex

FAA Drone Safety Video

Invention Lab
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm Included with Museum Admission

Also open Monday, February 18, 11 am - 4 pm

Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Perfect for older children and adults.

Current Invention Lab Activities

February 2, 2019

Flying Football Fun Fest (Ages 3+)
Celebrate the big game by experimenting with footballs in a flow-visualizing wind tunnel, then build and fly paper helicopters!

February 3-24, 2019

Paper Motors (Ages 7+)
Investigate the workings of a four-stroke piston engine by building a simple paper engine model!

Program is included with museum admission and no advance registration is required.  Facilitators will be available to help throughout the process.  Recommended for ages as indicated for the activities above.