McMinnville, Ore. –Students, grades 1-12, are invited to join the aerospace adventure summer camps in June, July and August at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Featured aviation or space themed camps include: Aileron Adventure, Aviation in Motion, Aviation Academy Camp, Blast-Off Day Camp, Space X-plorers and Aerospace Challenge. Students will have fun learning about the science and history of flight while building gliders, airplanes, rockets and weather stations among the museum’s collection of more than 150 historic aircraft, spacecraft and exhibits. They will also be able to navigate flights and launch satellites on various museum simulators, as well as watch a showing of either Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag, Magnificent Desolation or Space Station 3D at the Evergreen IMAX® 3D Theater. The line up of summer camps also includes two overnight camps in conjunction with Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Students will spend the first part of the camp at the Evergreen Museum and then will travel to the Seattle Museum of Flight for the second part of the camp.
Each camp is age group specific. Camp prices range from $47 to $399 depending on the camp. Special prices are available for museum members and for campers that sign up together. Detailed camp descriptions can be found on www.evergreenmuseum.org. To register for the camps, contact the Education Department at (503) 434‑4005 or email at [email protected]. Register soon, space is limited!
The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is best known as the home of the world’s largest wooden airplane, the” Spruce Goose”, SR-71 “Blackbird”, the Titan II SLV Missile and the Grumman F6F-3 “Hellcat”. In addition, there are more than 150 historic aircraft, spacecraft and exhibits on display, along with artwork, traveling displays, the Spruce Goose Café, the Right Stuff store and the Rotors, Wings & Things store. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, daily except when it is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and Easter. The Museum facility is located at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, across the highway from the McMinnville Airport and about three miles southeast of McMinnville, Ore., on Highway 18. Regular visitor admission is required. Call 503-434-4180 for more information, and visit www.evergreenmuseum.org.
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