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National Aviation Day

“Curiosity takes flight on National Aviation Day at McWane Science Center! Design the perfect paper airplane or launch a sounding rocket with a science payload. Also, join us for a one-day celebration in the IMAX DOME for a special viewing of “Carriers.” Enjoy $5 off the purchase of an Adventure Hall/IMAX combo ticket for this one day only!
Aircraft Carriers is a 45-minute-long IMAX documentary that highlights one of the greatest engineering feats in the history of warfare, the modern Nimitz-class carrier. The carrier is a masterpiece of technology and the flagship of the fleet. With RIMPAC, the world’s largest and most comprehensive international maritime training exercise providing a stunning visual context for the story, find yourself aboard the USS Ronald Reagan alongside the 5,000 highly skilled sea and air personnel conducting flight operations in the midst of the simulated war exercises taking place there. Rarely has there been a topic so visually suited and compelling for IMAX®️ and other giant-screen theaters.
Time Program Venue
10:30 AM Whirlygigs Demo Station
11:30 AM Paper Airplane Workshop Workshop
12:30 PM Wing Walkers Workshop
1:30 PM Design Challenge: Stomp Rockets Workshop
2:30 PM Tinker Shop: Take Flight Itty Bitty Magic City


Aug 19 2023


10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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