Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor – Summer Youth Activities

The Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor has a host of aviation-related youth activities this summer, something which we at WarbirdsNews feel is very important to promote. The future of the historic aviation preservation movement will depend upon such programs, and we will endeavor to promote as many as we can... (image via Pacific Aviation Museum)

One of our primary missions here at WarbirdsNews is to help promote the preservation of aviation history and historical artifacts for the future. To ensure that this happens, it is essential to encourage younger generations to get involved in aviation, which is why we applaud and publicize the efforts of museums, groups and individuals in such endeavors. The Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii has a full summer’s worth of youth activities for 2018, so we thought we would share them here…

The Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor has a host of aviation-related youth activities this summer, something which we at WarbirdsNews feel is very important to promote. The future of the historic aviation preservation movement will depend upon such programs, and we will endeavor to promote as many as we can… (image via Pacific Aviation Museum)

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Offers Summer Youth Programs and Activities

June 2 – Flight Adventures: 9 am – 3 pm. Hands-on aviation and STEM-related activities for kids of all ages and their families, including a remote control program, flight simulator training, and open cockpits. Event will culminate with flight demonstrations by award winning remote control aircraft pilots from Warbirds West. Admission $5 per person, or free with Museum admission. 

June 5 – Midway Youth Day: This special event is for 6th-9th grade students. Program is free and registration is required. Participation is limited to 100 students. Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, located 1,300 miles from Oahu, was the center of WWII battle that “turned the tide in the Pacific.” Students will explore the importance of the battle, and learn about ongoing efforts to protect and preserve this important site. Midway Youth Day is held in partnership with NOAA and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, who in addition to the State of Hawaii, co-administer the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Call (808) 445-9137 or email Education@PacificAviationMuseum.org for more information.

June 11-15 – Flight School For Boys: 9 am – 4 pm. A five-day adventure in the history and technology of aviation for 6th-8th graders. Immersive, hands on activities with an emphasis on Pacific aviation and fun. $330 per student ($290 for Museum Members) for the five-day program and includes all materials, lunches, snacks, and a Flight School logo tee shirt. Free add-on Family Membership for those who register at the non-member price. Membership is good through October 31, 2018. Call (808) 445-9137 or email Education@PacificAviationMuseum.org for more information.

June 19-22 & July 17-20– Explorers Club.  STEM camp for grades 3-5, featuring hands-on activities that promote collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving. Program cost is $240 ($210 for Museum members), and covers lunches, snacks, t-shirt, and all materials. Free add-on Family Membership for those who register at the non-member price. Membership is good through October 31, 2018. Call (808) 445-9137 or email Education@PacificAviationMuseum.org for more information.

July 23-27: Flight School For Girls: 9 am – 4 pm. A five-day adventure in the history and technology of aviation for 6th-8th graders. Immersive, hands on activities with an emphasis on Pacific aviation and fun. $330 per student ($290 for Museum Members) for the five-day program and includes all materials, lunches, snacks, and a Flight School logo tee shirt. Free add-on Family Membership for those who register at the non-member price. Membership is good through October 31, 2018. Call (808) 445-9137 or email Education@PacificAviationMuseum.org for more information.

July 24: Happy 121st Birthday, Amelia Earhart! The Museum fronts

Luke Field on Ford Island, where Earhart ground looped her

Lockheed Electra on takeoff March 20, 1937, while attempting

her Round-the-World-Flight. Free birthday celebration cake and punch at 11 am.

July 30-August 1 – Aviation Adventure: 9 am – 4 pm. Coed residential adventure camp for teens. Students, ages 13 – 15, (or graduates of the Museum’s Flight School) will discover the ways aviation has transformed Hawaii and the Pacific region over the past century. Campers will work together to enhance teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking. Overnight stay on the USS Missouri Battleship Memorial. Program fee of $340 ($300 Museum Members) for this three-day/two-night program includes all materials, meals, snacks, overnight lodging, and a logo tee shirt. Free add-on Family Membership for those who register at the non-member price. Membership is good through October 31, 2018. Call (808) 445-9137 or email Education@PacificAviationMuseum.org for more information.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is located on Historic Ford Island, where bombs fell during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Visitors to the Museum can see remnants from that day of infamy, including the 158-foot tall, red and white iconic Ford Island Field Control Tower, Hangars 37 and 79, and bullet holes in Hangar 79. Through its preservation and restoration of World War II fighter planes and accompanying artifacts in the Museum’s historic hangars, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor shares the story of the vital role aviation played in the winning of World War II, and its continuing role in maintaining America’s freedom and peace. 

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on Historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history. Contact: 808-441-1000; Marketing@PacificAviationMuseum.org

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