Virginia Aviation Museum

From historic aircraft to airplane engines, visitors can explore all things aviation at the Virginia Aviation Museum located at the Richmond International Airport. Take a guided tour through the facility to learn about the history and importance of American aviation, from the Wright Brothers to World War II. Hands-on exhibits include a wind tunnel and Forces of Flight, exploring the different forces and elements that affect how a plane flies such as lift, thrust, weight, and drag. Register for educational programs that include the history of African American pilots, women in aviation, a paper airplane workshop, and more.
Contact Info
Address: 5701 Hunstman Rd, Richmond, VA 23250. Henrico County. Tel: 804-236-3622. Email: Eandrews@smv.orgWebsite: www.vam.smv.orgHrs: Tue.-Sat. 9:30AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Programs, Guided Demonstrations. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Science

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