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The Frontiers of Flight Museum will kick off its Engineers Week Family Day celebration with an array of hands-on and interactive STEM activities on Monday, Feb. 20.

Event celebrates STEM education with an array of hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations 

The Frontiers of Flight Museum will kick off its Engineers Week Family Day celebration, presented by ExxonMobil, with a host of fun, hands-on STEM activities on Monday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event is free with paid museum admission and free for museum members.

Since school is out for many Dallas-area students in commemoration of the Presidents’ Day holiday, it’s a perfect time to visit the Museum and explore mind-expanding engineering and interactive learning opportunities. Visit: http://www.flightmuseum.com/engineers-day-family-day-2017/.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum joins the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in its efforts to help raise a diverse and well-educated future workforce in STEM related careers.

“Our Engineers Week Family Day is the one of the only events of its kind in our community to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and help increase the public dialogue about the need for engineers,” says Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, Frontiers of Flight Museum CEO.  “Our event also helps bring engineering to life for kids, educators and parents.”

The Museum is part of a national coalition dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to our society.  “This special community event makes learning fun while promoting the importance of STEM education,” says Sutterfield-Jones.  “We hope to inspire and motivate students to pursue engineering careers to support a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce for tomorrow.”   

During Engineers Week Family Day guests at the Frontiers of Flight Museum will enjoy a full day of family activities:  

  • Get a sneak peek of the upcoming solar eclipse in our portable planetarium SPOC: SPOC (Space Portal Odyssey Capsule) isa portable digital planetarium system which uses innovative nightshade simulation and visualization software for teaching and exploring astronomy, Earth science, and related topics. This 6-meter dome planetarium features a unique fisheye lens and allows guests to have a 360-degree visual experience offering perfect viewing from any position. 
  • Robotics experience: Guide a robot around the “red” planet to explore its topography and landing sites of past and current rover missions on the Giant Destination Mars Map. 
  • Solar telescope: Visitors can see what’s happening on the surface of the sun.
  • Become a planetary scientist: Kids can investigate frozen orbs to learn about objects hidden inside.
  • Discover the vastness of our Solar System: Guests will create a take-home pocket-sized scale model of our Solar System.
  • STEM Scouts®: Solve an engaging engineering challenge using teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking. 
  • Build and battle LEGO robots: LEGO fans will hone building skills using Play-Well TEKnologies

For more information on how you can participate in Engineers Week Family Day at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Feb. 20 visit:  www.flightmuseum.com.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum is conveniently located just north of downtown on Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport, north of Mockingbird Lane. Housed in a modern 100,000-square-foot facility, the Museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation, as mankind continues to pursue going higher, faster and farther. Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission: Adults $10; Seniors (65+) $8; Youths/Students (3-17) $7 and children under 3 are free.  For more information, visit www.flightmuseum.com.