The EAA AirVenture Museum draws visitors from around the world. It’s one of the largest aviation-related attractions on earth and arguably the most exciting museum in the state.
The museum is not only an interesting place for aviation enthusiasts, it’s also a great place for people who are new to aviation, especially young people. The museum has displays and hands-on exhibits designed specifically for children.
A number of these child-friendly exhibits teach young people about the science behind man-powered flight. Each important concept related to the physics of flight is broken down through simple demonstrations or simulations. For example, one exhibit demonstrates the Bernoulli Principle by allowing the visitor to float a ball on a stream of air, seemingly defying gravity. Children and grown-ups alike love this exhibit.
Other exhibits provide a chance to experience the world of pilots and air-traffic controllers. Children can hop inside cockpits taken from real aircraft. A set of air-traffic control simulators lets visitors imagine what it’s like to orchestrate the landing and take-off of aircraft at a working airport.
The educational exhibits at the EAA AirVenture Museum aren’t the only things children will enjoy. Visitors of every age are thrilled by the vast collection of planes that adorn the walls, ceilings and floors of the museum. More than 200 aircraft are on display to set your mind reeling with thoughts of racing through the atmosphere.
If you’re looking for something fun to do with your children or grandchildren this winter, head to Oshkosh and experience some supersonic fun at the EAA AirVenture Museum.