Flying Cars and Paper Airplanes This Saturday...

Flying Cars and Paper Airplanes This Saturday at the San Diego Air & Space Museum?Kids Free!

Media recommended to arrive at 2:30pm for best visuals. Interviews also available.

San Diego, 3.11.2013

Contact: Jessica Packard
San Diego Air & Space Museum
Phone 619.234.8291 x140
Fax 619.233.4526

San Diego, CA - March 11, 2013 - Kids 12 and under are free this Saturday for the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s annual Paper Airplane Festival and the first-ever Fly Your Ride! competition finals. During the festival, visitors of all ages can engage and learn to fold many different types of paper airplanes; enter into competitions which include farthest flight distance, longest air time and flight accuracy; and participate in a mass launch at the end of the festival.

The Museum’s first annual Fly Your Ride! competition finals are also being held at the Museum from 10:00am until 3:00pm. Middle school and high school teams from all over San Diego County have been working tirelessly to design and build flying cars. Their final products will be tested to see if they can jump over an ever-increasing gap after going down a ramp. Scholarship prizes will be awarded to winners in each category. The Fly Your Ride! competition was made possible with generous sponsorship from the Ford Motor Company Fund.

2013 Festival Information:
Location: San Diego Air & Space Museum's Pavilion of Flight
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Fly Your Ride! Competition Finals Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Paper Airplane Festival Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Paper Airplane Festival Group Launch: 3:00pm (great photo opportunity)
Admission: Up to four children 12 and under free with paid adult admission
(does not include admission to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!)

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 3:00pm.

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

These events are part of 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. Currently on display: Ripley's Believe It or Not!, a wacky, weird exhibit that explores the life and artifacts of Robert Ripley. The Museum is located at 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101. The Museum and gift store are open daily from 10:00am to 4:30 pm with admissions until 4:00 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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