The Frontiers of Flight Museum, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, will open its doors free of charge along with over 1,400 other participating venues for the 10th annual Museum Day Live! on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Admission with Online Ticket – Event Celebrates Knowledge and Fun At Participating Museum’s Nationwide
The Frontiers of Flight Museum, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, will open its doors free of charge along with over 1,400 other participating venues for the 10th annual Museum Day Live! on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This immensely successful program, in which the Frontiers of Flight Museum will emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, encourages learning and the spread of knowledge nationwide. The Frontiers of Flight Museum is located 6911 Lemmon Ave.
Inclusive by design, Museum Day Live! fulfills the Smithsonian’s mission to make cultural education accessible to everyone. For one day only, the Frontiers of Flight Museum will grant free access to visitors who download a Museum Day Live! ticket at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/tickets/. The ticket is good for two admissions on Sept. 27, 2014 only.
During Museum Day Live! guests at the Frontiers of Flight Museum will enjoy a full day of family activities:
All Day – On the mezzanine level, the Museum presents its always-popular Annual Aviation Swap Meet where flight visitors will find the perfect model kit, airplane book or bit of historical aviation memorabilia for your young aviation enthusiasts. The Museum will also feature “Author’s Row” where guests can meet well-known aviation authors and ask them to autograph copies of their books (available in the Museum Store).
10:00 a.m. – 3p.m. Scheduled to be at Museum on this special day are three World War II vintage aircraft, including the rare Curtiss P-40 “Warhawk” (courtesy of the Cavanaugh Flight Museum) flown by the American Volunteer Group the famous “Flying Tigers.”
Also scheduled to appear is a Grumman TBM “Avenger” torpedo bomber, similar to that flown by President George H. W. Bush, courtesy of Congressman Sam Graves (R-Missouri).
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – Author Winifred Barnum Newman presents a reading of her popular children’s book Gumwrappers and Goggles (The tale of the Jet). Copies of the book will be available in the Museum Store.
For more information on how you can participate in Museum Day Live! and join the national celebration of knowledge and fun at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Sept. 27 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 $8; Seniors (65+) $6; Youths/Students (3-17) $5 and children under 3 are free. For more information, visit www.flightmuseum.com.
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