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April Break Activities

April 8-18, 2017
April Break Activities

Join us this April Break for some Unique and Fun Activities!

Explore 100 years of aviation with 75 air and space craft in 8 exhibit galleries, take in a giant dome film or planetarium show, play your favorite classic games in our Retro Video Game Exhibit and take a spin on the historic Nunley’s Carousel!

Special April Break Activities

Astronomy & Space Day - Thursday, April 13, Activities 12-4 pm, Atrium
The Amateur Observer’s Society (AOS) will be here to help us celebrate with solar telescopes, conduct star lab programs, hands-on demos, a radio telescope and a make and take family activity. Free with museum admission. Special Space Lab Presentation: Celestial Navigation - before we all had cellphones in our pockets getting around was a lot harder! Join us in the giant dome to see how the stars can be used to find your way over oceans, through the sky, and even across the stars. - 12 pm, separate admission required.

90th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s Transatlantic Flight Celebration - April 9-18, Activity 12-4 pm, Atrium
Charles Lindbergh made history right here on Long Island when he was the first person to fly solo and non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean. Taking off from Roosevelt Field, fighting fog, icing, and sleep deprivation, Lindbergh landed safely at Le Bourget Field in Paris at 10:22pm on May 20, 1927. A new aviation hero was born, and the "Spirit of St. Louis” that carried him over 3,600 miles in 33.5 hours, attained legendary status. Come and explore our Golden Age gallery, where you can see an original sister ship of The Spirit of Saint Louis and learn all about the pilot and his monumental journey!
Activity: Make a Lindbergh Periscope - Because the fuel tanks were located ahead of the cockpit for safety in case of an accident, Lindbergh could not see directly ahead, except by using a periscope! Join us at our craft table from 12-4 pm and make your own periscope to take home.

Hands-On Science Zone - April 11-13, Activities 11am-4pm, 3rd for Atrium
Three great hands-on activities! Rising Sea: See how the land can change as waters rise. Ice Orbs: See how astronauts might look for signs of life hidden on a frozen planet. Imagining Life: Imagine a faraway planet and the alien life you think inhabits it.

The Current Night Sky - Live Astronomy Programs - April 8-18, 12 pm
Long before television, GPS and street lights, there were the stars of the night sky. Visitors will travel through the seasonal night sky to learn about constellations, hear mythical stories and observe the magnificent Long Island sky. Each of our Space Labs is led by an Educator and Pilot who will guide you through the universe and show you the points of interest!