Holiday Vacation Fun at the New England Air Museum

The New EnglandAirMuseumwill hold family fun activities December 26th-30th.  Daily activities on these dates include demonstrations about the science of flight, and the Museum’s Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 12pm and 4pm.  Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators to virtually fly any aircraft using real cockpit controls.  Additional activities are scheduled for the following days:

On Wednesday, December 26th step into a room full of LEGOs and create a “fantastic flying machine.”  Prizes will be awarded for the best LEGO creation.

On Thursday, December 27th the Museum will host an Open Cockpit program with about 10 aircraft to be open including helicopters, an airliner, a jet fighter and a WWII aircraft. All cockpits will close at 4:00 p.m. Visitors can also build and fly a model glider with local experts from theAcademy ofModel Aeronautics (there is a fee for the model kit, and this activity is best for ages 8 and up).

On Friday, December 28th, special guests will be on hand to help you learn how to draw your favorite aircraft.  Ronald McDonald will also visit between 1pm-2:30pm.


Activities are included with the price of admission on the day of your visit except where noted.

The New England Air Museum is open 10am-5pm Monday through Sunday and is located in Windsor Locks, Conn. adjacent to Bradley International Airport.  Take I-91 north or south to CT. exit 40 (Route 20) to Route 75 north.  Admission is $12.00 for adults, $11 for seniors and $6.50 for children aged 4-12 (3 and under free).

The New England Air Museum is owned and operated by the Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association, a private, non-profit educational institution organized in 1959. Located at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, the Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England. This educational organization is dedicated to preserving and presenting historically significant aircraft and related artifacts, engaging visitors through high-quality exhibits helping them to understand aviation technology and history and inspiring students through innovative and hands-on educational programs.