SOARIN' SATURDAYS FOR KIDS (AND 1 WEDNESDAY PROGRAM TOO)

Do your kids like to build model airplanes, experiment with rockets, learn about flight, or explore aviation and aerospace? If so we have the STEM program for you! If not, these STEM programs may inspire them!

Soarin' Saturdays repeat monthly and are free with paid or member admission. All programs, approximately 90-minutes in length, are held in the Space Gallery Classroom and parent participation is required.

  • 1st Saturday—Model Airplane Make 'N Take for ages 5 and up, 1:00pm
    Introduce your young aviator to the hobby of model building with the Sonoran Desert Model Builders. Each child will be given a snap-together model airplane to assemble and take home. 
  • 2nd Saturday—Imagine Rockets for ages 8 and up, 1:00pm
    Introduce your young rocket scientist to the fundamentals of rocketry in this fun hands-on experiential program. Each child will build and test experiments while learning about the laws of motion. 
  • 3rd Saturday—How Things Fly for ages 8 and up, 1:00pm
    Introduce your young aeronautical engineer to the fundamentals of flight in this fun hands-on experiential program. Each child will build and test experiments that demonstrate the principals of aerodynamics.

  • 4th Saturday—NEW!!! LEGO® Robotics Experience for ages 8 and up, 1:00pm
    This 90-minute adventure explores robots and uses computer programing to make a LEGO® MINDSTORM® NXT robot accomplish preset tasks. Space is extremely limited so revervations are required. Due to Night Wings, the museum's cool summer Saturday evening events, this program does not occur in June, July, & August.
  • 4th SaturdayYoung Flyers Fun for ages 4 through 7, 3:00pm
    Introduce your young flyer to the fun of aviation museums through gallery tours, story time and hands-on craft activities. Each month there is a different topic (the same topics is covered on both Wed. and Sat.). Everything from jet airplanes to exploring the solar system. Due to Night Wings, the museum's cool summer Saturday evening events, this program does not occur in June, July, & August.

  • 4th WednesdayYoung Flyers Fun Encore Performance for ages 4 through 7, 10:00am
    Introduce your young flyer to the fun of aviation museums through gallery tours, story time and hands-on craft activities. Each month there is a different topic (the same topics is covered on both Wed. and Sat.). Everything from jet airplanes to exploring the solar system. This Wed. session does run in June, July, & August.

To confirm details, dates, and times check our events calendar. To make reservations, email us or call 520 618-4819.