Get ready to blast off and explore your inner astronaut during EAA’s Space Day, launching October 6, at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh. Kids and adults of all ages are invited to join us as we celebrate World Space Week 2018 with a series of out-of-this-world activities, interactive exhibits, and special events.
Saturday, October 6
(Lunch will be available for purchase between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.)
Space Discovery for Kids | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | EAA Aviation Museum
Kids of all ages can enjoy a variety of space-themed activities that will educate and spark their curiosity in flight. Those who attend can participate in these activities:
- NEW! Virtual Reality Experience– Rocket into space with your feet planted firmly on the ground. Explore the final frontier and a taste of life out of this world!
- “Houston, We May Have an Omelet”— Build your very own “eggstronaut” space capsule. After you are finished with construction, you will have a chance to launch it off a balcony and see if it has a successful landing.
- Straw Rockets — Learn about the parts of a rocket and forces of flight as you build and fly your own straw rocket.
- Fizzy Rockets — What do you get when you mix Alka-Seltzer and water? Come experiment with us to see how high your fizzy rocket can go!
- Mercury and Gemini Capsule Replicas — Climb inside a full-scale replica of the Mercuryand Geminispace capsules and experience outer space with a launch simulation.
- Space-themed Flight Simulators— Here is your chance to train just like the astronauts do and pilot a spacecraft to a faraway world.
- Meet Aviore— EAA’s superhero and inspiration to young people all over the world, encouraging them to follow their passions and find their place in the sky.
- Coloring Station — Pick your favorite space shuttle to color and take home with you.
- Scavenger Hunt— Cruise around the museum galaxy and locate space stamps for your scavenger hunt.
Alyssa Carson | 3 p.m. | Eagle Hangar
Alyssa, NASA’s Blueberry, is currently training to be one of the youngest astronauts ever. She has her sights set on a mission to Mars. Join us as she explains the training, mindset, and dedication needed to achieve a dream in her inspirational talk.
Al Worden | 5 p.m. | Eagle Hangar
Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden was the Command Module Pilot for the 1971 mission to the moon. He will share stories about what it was like to fly from the Earth to the Moon.
All Space Day activities are included with regular admission unless noted (adults, $12.50; seniors age 62+, $10.50; students age 6-17, $9.50; children age 5 and under, free; family rate of two adults plus children, $31).
For more information, please call Bob Campbell, EAA’s museum director, at 920-426-4815.