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Pioneers of Flight
Saturday, November 20, 2010
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery
Museum in Washington, DC
To celebrate the opening of the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery, the Museum is hosting a Family Day. Activities will focus on the 1920s and 1930s, formative decades in aviation when flight technology rapidly advanced; military and civilian aviation grew tremendously; record-setting and air racing captured public interest; African Americans began to breach the social barriers of flight; and modern rocketry was born.
Fun for the whole family! Be one of the first visitors to experience the Museum's brand new exhibition about the early pioneers of flight.
- Earn a Junior Aviator’s Certificate by learning about rockets, famous airplanes and their pilots, and air-minded organizations.
- Talk to family members of people featured in the exhibition and other experts.
- Interact with Amelia Earhart at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
- Come to three story times at 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, and 1:30 PM
- Experience Little Red Rocket Hood, a puppet show by the Good Life Theater 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM.
- Learn about William Powell in a play by Discovery Theater 11:15 AM, 12:45 PM, and 2:15 PM.
- Meet Tuskegee Airmen at 11:00 AM and 12:45 PM
Hands-on activities throughout the day.
This schedule is subject to change. A complete schedule of events will be available at the Welcome Center on the day of the event.
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.