Do you or your kids love football? Curious about the science behind the game and understanding more about the football experience? Love to engage in hands-on activities with your family?
An exciting NEW traveling exhibit is coming to the Strategic Air and Space Museum this October! Football: The Exhibit brings a highly interactive experience on the science, technology, and history of the game!
Enter to Win Tickets
Family pass includes four passes to the Museum, two simulator rides, and a cinch pack. Contest lasts from October 1 – October 31, 2015.
Football: The Exhibit (Oct. 4, 2015 – Jan. 2, 2016)
A highly interactive experience, Football: The Exhibit provides hands-on learning while covering a wide array of science topics through football-themed areas such as Forward Pass and Game at the Line of Scrimmage!
With 25 hands-on activities that are divided into 9 different interactive zones, visitors can experience the physics of tackling, the balance needed for cheerleading, and a marching band activity that teaches rotational motion, angular and linear velocity. Guests can learn about the history of the game, the equipment necessary, and the cutting edge medical technology used to prevent and treat common injuries.
The Strategic Air & Space Museum, with the help of donations from sponsors, seeks to bring two popular traveling exhibits to the community annually. The museum focuses on fun interactive exhibits that teach and support lessons in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content.
The exhibits are open to the general public but are also popular among school field trips. Football: The Exhibit focuses on STEM content and also teaches the importance of activity in our daily lives. “Most people think of football as only a game, but laws and principles of science dictate the way the game is played,” said Phil Onwiler, Education Director at the Strategic Air & Space Museum. “Visitors are invited to test their throwing skills in the passing cage and learn what it truly means to have a rifle arm.”
Fun Kids Activities
- Space Shuttle Slide and Bouncer
- HomeSchool Days
- Pint-Sized Play Dates
- Scout Adventures
- Birthday Parties
- Field Trips
- Cool Science 2 Go
- Camps and Workshops
- Annual Science Fair
- Science Zone
- Motion Simulator Ride
- Drone education for youth in its Aviation camps, scout workshops, and school field trips.
- Special events and exhibits throughout the year!
More Upcoming Events
Treats, Planes, Trains, and Autos (Oct. 17-18, 2015) – Special Halloween Event! Visitors can enjoy muscle cars, aircraft, and trains from the 1960’s. Featured aircraft include eight bombers and fighters that played a role in American Aviation history in the 1960 time frame. The aircraft will be surrounded by muscle cars such as Corvettes, Chevelles, and Mustangs, and an Austin-Healy. Trains will be on display to convey all important modes of transportation in the 1960’s.
The Strategic Air & Space Museum will have special Groovy Baby activities from 12 – 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Activities include picture time with Austin Powers and an Austin-Healy, Trick or Treat at the Museum (Guests are encouraged to wear costumes!), Science Demonstration, Space walk, and Free movies in the ConAgra Theater!
Veterans Day (Nov. 11, 2015) The Strategic Air and Space Museum honors America’s military veterans with a special program and lunch on Veteran’s Day. Veterans will be granted free admission to the Museum as appreciation for their service. This program will feature the posting of the colors and the program will include a keynote speaker and a panel of subject matter experts who will speak about the theme or historical event. The Museums will encourage veterans to share their experience particularly related to museum aircraft and/or the aircraft they flew during their careers. Guests should arrive for the program, along with a free box-sandwich lunch, at 11:30 a.m.
Santa Goes to Space (Dec. 5, 2015) The Strategic Air and Space Museum will celebrate the holiday season and space day by bringing Santa Claus, and the Imperial Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion together for a fun-filled family day. Young guests will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and sit inside the Museum’s mini-F111. The Museum will also feature space-related booths, free planetarium showings, and holiday music in Hangar B. Event time is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free with paid admission.
Hours and Admission
Football: The Exhibit is free with paid admission to the Museum, or with Museum membership.
Senior Citizens (65 +) : $11.00
Active/Retired Military: $11.00
Children: $6.00 (Ages 4 – 12)
Parking is Free during your Museum visit.
For more information, please visit the museum website: www.SASMuseum.com.
Special thanks to The Strategic Air and Space Museum for sponsoring this article.