Hampton History Museum Family Day: "Trains, Planes & Automobiles"

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Hampton History Museum is back with another great line-up of FREE Family Fun for their Second Saturday Family Day! The theme this month is "Trains, Planes & Automobiles".

Description: Children will have fun with LEGO robot airplanes, sailboats and race cars, K'NEX bridges and N-scale model railroads, as well as crafts and other creative experiences to learn how various modes of transportation and infrastructure have changed through time and shaped how people live, work and play at this free 2nd Saturday Family Event! 

Activities will include a robot sailboat that children can program will make sounds as it rocks back and forth as if it is sailing through a storm. Through a programmable LEGO airplane kids will experience how to change propeller speed as it climbs up and dives down. 

Young drivers can also challenge one another with LEGO race cars to the applause of cheering fans. Sylvan will bring several Bridges- Test Arch, Suspension, and Beam bridges to demonstrate their various applications and for attendees to determine which is the strongest. Families will learn where they can find examples of these bridges across Hampton Roads. 

The Hampton's Streetcar 390 Project will have a mock-up of the 390 streetcar in which children can have their pictures taken. The Peninsula Model Railroad Club - N scale - Lee Hall, VA will display a detailed layout ‘N’ Scale model railroad depicting the Chesapeake and Ohio line from Richmond to Newport News. Staff and volunteers from the Virginia Air & Space Center will be demonstrating the science of flight with interactive activities and scale models of various airplanes and spacecraft. 

Hampton History Museum volunteers will lead children in making paper models of streetcars and in creating different types of paper airplanes to test out to see which ones fly further. Several coloring activities will be available as well.

Where: Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton VA
 

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 11am-2pm

Cost: This 2nd Saturday Family Event is free and takes place in the museum's Great Hall and courtyard. Admission to tour the museum galleries is a special $3 rate on 2nd Saturdays.

 

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