We Share STEM! Connecting Across Cultures: Heritage Family Day & Helicopter Display

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Saturday, August 02, 2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Parkway
Chantilly, VA 2015
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Cost: Free, Parking $15


This heritage series family day will highlight the contributions of scientists and engineers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professions across cultures, from Juan de la Cierva, the inventor of the Gyroplane, to Dr. George Carruthers, the inventor of the first Moon-based observatory. Outside, see a display of helicopters and meet the pilots who fly these amazing rotorcraft. Indoors, talk to an astronaut, participate in an array of hands-on activities with Museum staff; radio control rocketry and airplane groups; professional engineering organizations; Washington Metropolitan Area LEGO Users Group; and local astronomers. There will also be Flights of Fancy Story time with arts and craft activities for our youngest visitors. Guest presenters in the STEM professions will be on hand, including Latino professionals participating in the ¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert Series, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center.

The Heritage Family Day Series is made possible through the generous support of Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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