February School Vacation Activities

February 16 - 24

Explore three giant exhibit hangars filled with over sixty historic aircraft and experience the wonders of flight through daily hands-on activities including:

  • Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft
  • Hands-on Build & Fly Challenges
  • Interactive Flight Science Demonstrations
  • Computerized Flight Simulators

In addition to these daily activities, the following special events are scheduled:

  • February 18: Model Airplane Workshop (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
    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.
  • February 19: LEGO Flying Machine Contest (10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)
    Back by popular demand! Youth ages 3-14 are invited to construct a flying machine using the Museum's collection of LEGOs. Winners will be awarded prizes in three age categories, and participants need not be present to win.
  • February 20: Foam Flyer Challenge (10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)
  • Are you an aerospace engineer? Find out by building and launching a foam flyer to take home.
  • February 21: Fun with Constellation Viewers (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
    Learn about the secrets of the night sky and make your own constellation viewer to take home.
  • February 22: Straw Glider Challenge (10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)
    Learn the science of flight while building and launching straw gliders to take home.


New England Air Musuem
36 Perimeter Rd.
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
United States




(860) 623-3305

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