San Diego, CA - March 14, 2011 - The San Diego Air & Space Museum is set to launch its annual Paper Airplane Festival, Saturday, March 19. Attendees will participate in a family-friendly, inspirational and educational day at the Museum, enjoying hands-on experiences while gaining insight into the science of flight by creating many fun types of paper airplanes.
During the festival people of all ages can engage in hands-on activities, competitions and participate in a mass launch at the end of the festival. Attendees can learn to fold many different types of space-themed paper airplanes and enter into competitions which include farthest flight distance, longest air time, and flight accuracy.
Food will be available for purchase from the Flight Path Grill on the Museum's back patio. Everyone is encouraged to stay for the group launch in front of the Museum at 3 pm.
2011 Festival Information:
Location: San Diego Air & Space Museum's Pavilion of Flight
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Group Launch: 3 pm (great photo opportunity)
Admission: Up to four children 17 and under free with paid adult admission (does not include admission to special exhibitions)
To sign up for the adult admission discount coupon, click here, https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHJfQXBBSGxRVXFSampVeGJJQWpKSlE6MQ#gid=0.
The Paper Airplane Festival is part of a Balboa Park-Wide Science Family Day. For more information on the Park-Wide Science Family Day, click here, http://www.balboapark.org/calendar/event/2011-03-19/balboa-park-science-family-day.
For more information on the San Diego Air & Space Museum please visit www.sandiegoairandspace.org.
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