The Museum of Aviation is always bustling and busy with visitors, students from all over the state, and guests who come for special events. This summer, however, is proving to be an exceptionally busy one for the museum. In addition to the new Food Truck Fridays bringing in all sorts of yumminess for lunch each week and our many private events, the education center and our own special events are filling up the hot, humid days!
May 21st was the opening day for the MathAlive! travelling exhibit, presented by Raytheon, and visitors from all over Georgia have expressed their excitement and enthusiasm by visiting the hands-on, interactive exhibit. The exhibit will be at the Museum until July 4th in the Century of Flight hangar.
June 6th was the first official day of summer camps for the National STEM Academy at the Museum; however, STARBASE ROBINS and GEAR UP Bibb County began camps a week earlier. Over 1500 Pre K – 12th grade students will participate in fun, hands-on, STEM based activities throughout the seven different weeks camps are in session at the museum this summer.
Over 1000 visitors are already on the calendar for June and July to be treated to a guided tour by the Museum’s awesome tour guides, led by Ms. James from the Aviation Heritage Center. Included with a guided tour is the chance to go inside of a C-130 airplane that is not open to the general public.
The SCOTTCON 2016: Model Aircraft Contest took place Saturday, June 11, bringing in some of the best scale modelers in the southeast.
And the summer will round out and finish up with the annual Auction, Raffle and Taste of Local Cuisine, benefiting the Museum of Aviation Foundation, held on July 23rd. Raffle tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here. Sponsors are also needed for this wonderful event and you can contact Christin McFarland for more information.
Wow! So much is happening right here at the Museum of Aviation in such a short period of time! Stop by anytime to see what we’ve got going on. There’s always fresh coffee in Jet Fuel Java and Aviation Gift shop!