Learn about meteorology during free event at Air Force museum

Learn about various aspects of weather through a number of free fun demonstrations and hands-on activities during Family Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 17 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Activities include the game “Are you smarter than a fourth grader, weather edition”; demos and other activities about air pressure, density, temperature; a tornado machine and more.

In addition, experts from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Education Outreach Office’s Wizards of Wright program will demonstrate the properties of lightning with a Van de Graaff generator from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Museum’s Cold War Gallery.

“Storytime” begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to hear stories about the weather and create their own weather-themed craft item.

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Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about our extensive collection of Presidential aircraft by attending a fifteen minute “briefing” being offered at 10:45 a.m., 12:30, 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. in the STEM Learning Node located in the Presidential Gallery.

All activities are free, and no advanced reservations are necessary.

For additional information visit 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, 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

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