The Family Zone is home to a number of different activities, all designed around a theme of aircraft manufacturing and assembly. Activity carts let visitors build a simple aircraft model, or use our Lego (and Lego-compatible) pieces to express new ideas about aircraft design. A kid-sized airport and aircraft allow future pilots of all ages to practice their take-offs and landings. Currently, the Family Zone is also home to a highly engaging, hands-on nanotechnology exhibit, and our new Bernoulli Table, an exciting interactive experience that teaches the relationship between the velocity of air and the pressure it exerts. Coloring and reading activities are also available, and drop-ins are welcome. Admission is free for ticket holders and for Institute of Flight Members.
Maker Mondays, open from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. takes place in the Future of Flight Aviation Center Gallery Maker Space. Collaborative maker spaces give you the opportunity to work on your own projects, while sharing and improving your 3D-modeling skills. Print your project on the MakerBot Replicator. Makers under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-ins are welcome.
1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. every Monday
Free to members, $5/seat to non-members
$1/gram printing ($4-$10 for most objects)
5g of free 3D Printing Credit comes with every membership purchase
11:30-2:30 every Saturday
Different workshop activities each month
Variable pricing, discounted to members
February we’re making pop-up cards using a digital die cutters – a kid-friendly CNC tool!
Weekend Family Workshops are 90-minute aviation themed workshops in the Flightline Room (adjacent to the Gallery) on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Each workshop includes an aviation story and a make-and-take project. Drop-ins are welcome. No extra charge for ticket holders. Admission free for Institute of Flight Members.