Join us for a special Super Science Saturday focusing on helicopters!
Real helicopters, flying in just for the occasion, will be on display outside the Center, while demonstrations and hands-on activities will be offered inside. Visitors of all ages will become immersed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics in a fun and engaging way.
Helicopter fans will have the opportunity to see a variety of helicopters, weather permitting, including:
• Bell 429 (Fairfax County Police)
• A-Star AS 350B (WBAL-TV)
• Bell 427
• R-44 Rescue
In addition, attendees can learn about how helicopters work at interactive Discovery Stations, enjoy a RC helicopter demo with vertical flight curator Roger Connor, and listen to presentations from helicopter associations, including the Virginia Airborne Search and Rescue and the Whirly Girls. The team of University of Maryland students who set a world record with Gamera II, a human-powered helicopter, will also staff a display inside the Center.