Strategic Air & Space Museum
Aviation and aerospace engineering get center stage at the Strategic Air & Space Museum. The museum's atrium, constructed of 525 glass panels, encases the awesome Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, while two aircraft display hangars house the rest of the museum's collection and other exhibits. An aircraft restoration gallery allows visitors to watch technicians painstakingly restore old warplanes to their original specifications. One of those aircraft, a refurbished C-119 "Flying Boxcar" built in 1951, is now used to support the Museum Overnight program, in which children of all ages can experience sleeping in a cargo aircraft from the Cold War era.
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Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Fun Fact:The museum's collection includes a B-47 Stratojet manufactured in 1955 by Douglas Aircraft (Boeing). It was the first swept-wing, jet-propelled bomber produced in large numbers by any nation. It was noted for its high speed (max. 650 mph at 20,000 feet) and sleek configuration (thin, laminar-flow wings swept back 35 degrees).