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Learn about the International Space Station


Saturday, November 19:

DAYTON, Ohio — Commemorate the 16th anniversary of a continuous human presence in space and learn about the greatest engineering feat in modern history – the International Space Station – during Family Day on Nov. 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several interactive opportunities for all to enjoy. Visitors will be able to learn about spaceflight, living in space and rocketry through a variety of demonstrations and hands-on activities.


“Storytime” begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the STEM Learning Node in the Global Reach Gallery in the fourth building. Preschool and primary-grade children and their families are invited to listen to space-related stories, followed by a hands-on activity. In addition, a limited number of books will be available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis during each storytime through the generosity of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. and PNC Foundation. (No federal endorsement implied.)

All activities are free, and no advanced reservations are necessary. Call the Education Division at (937) 255-4646 for additional information.

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.


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Location

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

For details and seasonal date schedules see https://www.nps.gov/daav/planyourvisit/hours.htm

or please call (937) 225-7705 for the current park schedule.

Parking:

From W. Third St., turn south on Williams St and then turn left on Fourth St. Go 1/2 block and turn left into the Visitor Center parking area.

CLICK HERE for a parking map.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours.

Travel Note - Third St. Bridge closure:

The Third Street Bridge will be CLOSED beginning Jan. 1, 2020 until approximately Oct. 2021. Visitors can use the Fifth St. Bridge or the Salem Ave. Bridge as detours from downtown Dayton. A file with more detailed instructions for visitors traveling from the north or south via I-75, or from the east and west via US35 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.

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