Events, Kids

New England Air Museum Hosts Holiday Break Activities

December 23, 2014 by

Open Cockpit

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT, is known to for a variety of programs and activities for visitors, and over the holiday season break they will be hosting activities for kids from December 26-31.

These activities include fun but interesting things like demonstrations about the science of flight. To go along with that, the Museum’s Flight Sim Spot lets visitors use state-of-the art simulators to fly any aircraft virtually by using authentic cockpit controls.

New England Museum

Air Museum Holiday Break Activities for Kids

Activities are planned starting Friday, Dec. 26 and end on Dec. 31.

  • LEGO Contest (Dec. 26- 27th): Due to the popularity of this event, it is held for two days. Kids love stepping into a room full of LEGOs to face the challenge of building a futuristic flying machine. This is an activity for ages 3 through 12, and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Prizes awarded in each age category.
  • Aircraft Drawing Contest (Dec 28): “What I love about flight!” Kids from age 3 to 15 can participate in this event which challenges kids to create a drawing or collage. Artwork must have been created at the museum with the materials provided to be eligible to win an award.
  • Aero Modeling Workshop (Dec. 29): This program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Children ages 8-14 can participate. The program is designed to help kids build and fly their own models. Kids must be accompanied by an adult for this event, and there is a cost of $5.00 for the kit.
  • Open Cockpit: (Dec. 30): For this event, the Air Museum offers the chance to view the cockpits of eight aircraft including helicopters, jet fighters and WWII aircraft. Cockpits will be closed at 4:00 p.m.
  • Recyclable glider family competition (Dec. 31): This event is a challenge for the entire family as they work together to create a glider out of recyclable materials provided. Once the gliders are finished they will be tested to see which can fly an egg for the longest distance.

For the most part this slate of daily activities is included with the price of admission on the day you visit. For more information, visit their website or call (860) 623-3305

Photo credits: moravan, New England, USA



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  1. Penny W. says:

    Do kids still love planes as much as their dads or granddads used to? This would be fun to get inside the cockpits of real planes.


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