Parents and Students Learn Together at "Back to School Weekend"
Aug. 24-25 program helps all prepare for science education and careers
SEATTLE, Aug. 16, 2013--The Museum of Flight wants to help students and parents with their autumnal academic choices with "Back to School Weekend," two days of programs, workshops, and presentations about science, technology, engineering, and math education. The Aug. 24-25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. programs will be dedicated to informing students - and especially their parents - about new STEM opportunities in education and careers. Parents will learn more about how to help their children develop their interests in these topics and help them make better choices about future careers in the sciences, space travel and aerospace. Participants receive free school supply packs (while supplies last).
More than two dozen presenters including American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Public Library, University of Washington and Blue Origin will attend. The event is sponsored by Honeywell, and is free with admission to the Museum. King County Foster Families can receive free passes through Treehouse. Free admission to the programs for Honeywell employees with ID.
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The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant air- and spacecraft, the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., and the world's only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 100,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for active military, $10 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org
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