We Need Your Support!
We appreciate you as a friend and a member of our Museum family. Your support is critical to the successful development of our high quality exhibits and educational projects which enrich the lives of so many. As we look to the future, we know San Diego's children will continue to compete in an innovative and technology-driven world. In order to retain our lead as a country, we must emphasize the importance of education, specifically in math, science, and engineering. Our primary goal is to excite children's interest to ultimately inspire them to excel in their lives and prepare them for the high-tech work force in the United States.
With the help of our supporters, we surpassed our 2009 goals and look forward to making 2010 even better. Some, but not all of our accomplishments for 2009 include the following:
- Opening The Da Vinci Experience, a special traveling exhibition of more than 60 precise and interactive replicas of machines and art designed by Leonardo da Vinci over 500 years ago. The exhibition has brought in over 125 school groups and over 5,000 students. With your support, we have been able to give 2,878 underprivileged students a free visit to the exhibition
- Continuing to bring air-and-space-themed exhibitions to San Diego that exemplify the importance of imagination with The Science of Aliens, opening February 1, 2010
- Expanding our educational and family programs including: Space Day, Family Days, Summer Camps, school field trips, outreach programs and Ground School
- Teaching the San Diego community to think "green" with our Green Skills for Life family day at the Museum
- Creating How Things Fly, a hands-on exhibit that teaches the basics of aerodynamics
- Restoring, painting and unveiling the FA18 Blue Angel Hornet
- Bringing the Lockheed Vega from the movie Amelia to the Museum
- Collaborating with the National Geographic Channel to bring the Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing reproduction, Hitler's Stealth Fighter, to the Museum
- Examining the history of Apollo 10 and the Peanuts characters' role in that flight and in the NASA Manned Flight Awareness safety program with the exhibition, To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA
- Continuing to preserve our world-class Library & Archives, the 3rd largest in the nation
- Managing and preserving over 70 aircraft and related artifacts
- Celebrating air and space legends at our International Aerospace Hall of Fame Gala
- Hosting our 26th Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Swing Ding Dinner to benefit our many educational programs
- Continuing to progress on the following projects: P26 Peashooter, Vought F4U Corsair, Robinson R-44, Northrop Grumman Fire Scout, Nieuport 11 and others
The Museum has been able to accomplish the projects listed above and so much more because of our supporters - and we need your help to make 2010 even better.
You can start out the New Year by assisting an organization dedicated to making a difference - something we strive for everyday. Your contribution helps us fulfill our mission to visitors from around the world and right here in the Southwest region. We greatly appreciate the support you have given us in the past, and we are hopeful you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to the San Diego Air & Space Museum's Annual Appeal today.
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