Weekend Family Workshops: hands-on, family
experiences investigating science, engineering and aerospace topics in
fun and surprising ways. Held on Saturdays and Sundays. Actual dates
& times vary and are subject to change. Please check upon arrival for the day's workshop.
Workshops will not be held on the following dates:
- Saturday, July 30, 2022
- Saturday, August 13, 2022
All ages are welcome and youth under age 15 should participate with an adult.
After participating in a Workshop activity at the Museum, we encourage you to check out the resources below to learn and explore more!
- Learn more about the WASP from the The Bullock Texas State History Museum
- The National Women’s History Museum also has information about WASP
- Listen to how WASP finally were recognized for their service Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls : NPR
- Search the official archive of the WASP from Texas Women’s University
- The Flight Deck podcast has An Interview with a WASP and WASP to learn more!
Some Good Reads!
For mid-to-late elementary-aged readers:
- The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee by Julie Leung
- What Grandma Did by Erin Miller
- Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII by Sally Deng
- Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee by Marissa Moss
For middle school readers:
- Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
- Seized by the Sun: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins by James W. Ure
- Flying Higher: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II by Wanda Langley
For high school and adult readers:
- The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line by Major General Mari K. Eder
- A WASP Among Eagles by Ann B. Carl
- The Women with Silver Wings by Katherine Sharp Landdeck
- Wings: A Novel of World War II Flygirls by Dr. Karl Friedrich
- Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win World War II by P. O’Connell Pearson
- Learn about how birds have inspired mechanical flight - NASA.gov
- Natural flight, bird wings and paper airplanes – Learn how bird wings inspire airplane wing shapes – wvstateu.edu
- Butterfly Wings: using Nature to learn about Flight – Learn how wings use the flying force of LIFT – stemlibrarylab.org
- How we lifted flight from bird evolution – learn how early engineers like the Wright Brothers used Bird, Bat and insect wings to make their flying machines – hrwc.org by Erin Malsbury
Some Good Reads!
Perseverance Rover & Ingenuity Whirligig
- Take a virtual tour of the Perseverance rover and learn about all of the components in a very up-close way! - Learn About the Rover - NASA Mars
- Find out all about the 23 cameras on Perseverance including where they are and what they do! - Rover Cameras - NASA Mars
- Learn more about Ingenuity including its flight log from Mars! - Mars Helicopter - NASA Mars
- Spend some time coloring with an expert and learn about the Ingenuity helicopter!
- Play a low-tech game with someone to learn about the communication delay on Mars! - Sorry for the Delay
Some Good Reads!
- Mars' First Friends by Susanna Leonard Hill and Elisa Paganelli
- Mars Science Lab Engineer Diana Trujillo by Kari Cornell
- Interplanetary Robots: True Stories of Space Exploration by Rod Pyle
Weekend Family Workshops are made possible through a generous sponsorship from Swire Coca-Cola, USA