Kids Free at Paper Airplane Festival March...

Kids Free at Paper Airplane Festival March 17th at the San Diego Air & Space Museum

San Diego, 2.28.2012


San Diego, CA – February 29, 2012 - The San Diego Air & Space Museum is set to launch its annual Paper Airplane Festival, Saturday, March 17. Attendees will participate in a family-friendly, inspirational and educational day at the Museum, enjoying hands-on experiences while gaining insight into the science of flight by creating many fun types of paper airplanes.

During the festival people of all ages can engage in hands-on activities, competitions and participate in a mass launch at the end of the festival. Attendees can learn to fold many different types of space-themed paper airplanes and enter into competitions which include farthest flight distance, longest air time, and flight accuracy.

Food will be available for purchase from the Flight Path Grill on the Museum's back patio. Everyone is encouraged to stay for the group launch in front of the Museum at 3 pm.

2012 Festival Information:
Location: San Diego Air & Space Museum's Pavilion of Flight
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Group Launch: 3 pm (great photo opportunity)
Admission: Up to four children 12 and under free with regular or discount adult admission
(does not include admission to special exhibition)

To sign up for the adult admission discount coupon, click here.

The Paper Airplane Festival is part of a Balboa Park-Wide Science Family Day. For more information on the Park-Wide Science Family Day, click here.

For more information on the San Diego Air & Space Museum please visit

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is California's official air and space museum and education center. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and it was the first aero-themed Museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. Now on display, “How Things Fly,” a special exhibition that examines the wonder of flight through four fun and interactive zones. The Museum is located at 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101. The Museum and gift store are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with admissions until 4:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


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