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Frontiers of Flight Museum celebrates Engineers Week Family Day with an array of STEM education festivities, hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations on Feb. 19.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum will kick off its Engineers Week Family Day celebration with a host of fun, hands-on STEM activities on Monday, Feb. 19 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: https://www.flightmuseum.com/event/engineers-week-family-day-2/.

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 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:  

  • Fluor Engineering Challenge: Build and test a catapult competing against kid-engineers all across the nation.
  • Frontier Flyer: Explore the engineering advancements around and inside our own educationally adapted airplane.
  • SPOC Planetarium Shows: New this year - public shows inside our portable planetarium! Follow Curiosity’s footprints on Mars and learn about the many engineering challenges we face as we attempt to colonize the red planet (Additional $5 cost). 
  • Model Building: Construct your own Frontier Shuttle in our professional model shop.
  • College Engineering Programs: Hear from local colleges about their engineering opportunities as your children plan their futures.

For more information on how you can participate in Engineers Week Family Day at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Feb. 19 visit:  www.flightmuseum.com.

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 www.flightmuseum.com.

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