EdVenture’s newest exhibit will be taking flight on July 15, thanks to a grant from NASA.
The FLIGHT exhibit will help children explore the wonders and science of flying through hands-on activities like building paper airplanes, experiencing the sensations of flight in three Boeing 747 simulators and feeling the power of wind in the museum’s wind tunnel.
The highlight of the exhibit is the chance to get a pilot’s view of Columbia’s historic Gervais Street Bridge and the Columbia Canal in a real Boeing 757 cockpit. The cockpit was installed on June 9 on the second story of EdVenture’s building.
EdVenutre’s FLIGHT exhibit aims to:
- Teach the forces of flight;
- Introduce young people to the world of aeronautics;
- Highlight the wealth of career opportunities that are available in South Carolina;
- Convey fundamentals of flight, flight technology, materials science and NASA’s role in aeronautics for audiences ages 3 to 12;
- Create the sensation of flying above the nearby Congaree River, as it will be the closest a child can come to really feel what it feels like to fly; and
- Inform the community of the many resources and support provided by NASA.
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