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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:

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:

About the Frontiers of Flight Museum

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







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