Get Smart Saturdays at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum
(December 13, 2016) ASHLAND, NE
The Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum announces the opening of a new fun education program series called “Get Smart”.
Get Smart will be offered the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and each program is geared toward fun and interactive learning for ages 3-12.
“The Museum is a place where guests can explore, learn, and make discoveries and our goal as a regional science and technology center is to create programs that engage young minds and get them excited about learning,” said the museum’s executive director, Dr. Michael McGinnis.
The program includes science, technology, engineering and math topics with a fun interactive twist. The first program will be offered on January 14, 2017 and will focus on learning about Dinosaurs and flying reptiles through exploration and interactive games. Before the class ends, participants will transform and become their favorite dinosaur!
Every month participants will engage in hands-on activities that range from making animated characters, engineering a moon lander, making and competing robots to learning how to become a scientist. There is even a session on medieval times and one on pirates! The schedule includes:
- January 14: “Dinosaurs”
- February 11: “Animation”
- March 11: “Nebraska Kool-Aid Science”
- April 8: “Candy Science”
- May 13: “Medieval Engineering”
- June 10: “The Magic of Bubbles”
- July 8: “Space Engineer”
- August 12: “Robotics”
- September 9: “Pirates & Ships”
- October 14: “Spooky Science”
- November 11: “Aviation”
- December 9: “Cool Science”
For a full list of topics and descriptions visit the museum’s website at www.sacmuseum.org. Participants must enroll on the Museum’s website before the deadline and the class is limited to approximately 30 participants. The cost is $7.00 per participant for non-members and $5.00 for members. Admission will apply to non-member parents at a discounted rate of $7.00. All youth ages 3-5 must be accompanied in class by a parent.
About the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum – Located between Lincoln and Omaha near Interstate 80, utilizes over 300,000 square feet of exhibit, education, and event space. Organized in 1959, the original mission of the museum was to commemorate the contributions of the Strategic Air Command, which until 1992 was headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base. The museum moved to its current location in 1998 upon completion of a new indoor facility. The museum houses an impressive collection of military aircraft and space artifacts, many of which have been restored in the museum’s on-site restoration facility. To better serve the community, the museum offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education opportunities for students, teachers, families, and adult learners. Traveling exhibits, permanent exhibits, and a variety of special events provide additional unique experiences for the museum’s members and guests.