New England Air Museum to offer spring break programs

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn., will run five days of special activities during the April School break.

Monday, April 16 is Scientific Discovery Day. The museum’s education staff will be out on the exhibit floor all day with demonstrations to help children learn about the scientific principles of flight. Also to be offered are a number of entertaining hands-on activities.

Tuesday, April 17: The Museum will host an open cockpit program with about six aircraft to be open including a helicopter, an airliner, a jet fighter and a World War II aircraft. All cockpits will close at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18: A room full of LEGOS will be set up in the conference center and the theme is “You & Your Fantastic Flying Machine.” The program is for ages 3-12 and will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for each age category: 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

Thursday, April 19: The Museum’s tour guides will be on hand to greet visitors and to point out the highlights of the collection in a fun and interesting way for the enjoyment of visitors of all age groups. Learn about the Museum in depth as you walk through all three display hangars.

Friday, April 20: Discover the B-29 Superfortress—the largest aircraft in the museum’s collection. Visitors will be able to go behind the ropes to take a close-up look at this magnificent aircraft from World War II.

The New England Air Museum is located adjacent to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. For more information: 860-623-3305 or



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