Learn about ‘Robots Among Us’ during museum’s free event

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Learn about ‘Robots Among Us’ during museum’s free event

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R2D2 to make a special appearance at Family Day Jan. 20 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Learn about the exciting field of robotics during Family Day Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 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 hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Demonstration and activity stations, located in the second and fourth buildings, teach fun aerospace principles, such as the role of robotics in the Air Force, examples of robotic toys, working robotics and more.

“Storytime” begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the fourth building. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to listen to stories about robots and make a paper craft.

During this month’s Aerospace Adventure from 1:30-3 p.m. in the center of the second building, participants can make their own robotic “hand” end effector.

All activities are free, and no advanced reservations are necessary. For additional information visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Education/Family-Day or call the Education Division at 937-255-4646.

Some materials for the program are being provided through the generosity of the Air Force Museum Foundation Inc. (Federal endorsement is not implied).

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, 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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