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EVENTS CALENDAR

FAMILY ASTRONOMY NIGHT
JPL, Mars Helicopter Drone, Mimi Aung
Friday, August 4

Meet JPL's Mimi Aung, the lead researcher developing a drone helicopter that could someday fly on Mars. Then stargaze on the flight deck! Free.

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INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE
Cash or Crash: Investing in the Drone Revolution
August 16 & September 22
Space Shuttle Pavilion. $15 (includes one drink ticket)


Become an investor for an evening, and take a (simulated!) gamble on the drone start-up market! Teams of investors hear pitches from entrepreneurs, assess the value of their technology and decide how much to invest.

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EDUCATION PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY AND FAMILY
Intrepid Adventure: Drone On
July 22, 23; August 19, 20; October 14, 15; December 2, 3

Plan, design, and fly in this Intrepid Adventure. Guests will get a chance to learn how drones work, then use basic programming to plan out the route for a drone in our interactive workshop. Free with Museum admission but registration is required.

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PROGRAMS FOR TEACHERS
Drones: A Catalyst for Integrating Engineering, Science and History Professional Development Course
August 21–26

Drawing on the Museum’s exhibition, this six-day institute will focus on the history and engineering of drone technology, as well as the conversations and controversies surrounding the increasing use of drones. Teachers will learn how to program and utilize drones in their classrooms.

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PROGRAMS FOR STUDENT GROUPS
Aviation Next
Available September - November 2017 Grades 6–12, 90 minutes

While exploring the Museum’s aircraft collection and the exhibition Drones, students will discuss technological advances in aviation, compare and contrast manned versus unmanned flight, and discover how advances in aviation affect human populations. Limited availability.

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TOURS, TALKS AND DEMOS


Early Access Tour
9:00am Weekends
beginning May 20.
Daily June 26–September 4
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Take an in-depth tour of the exhibition Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? Learn about the earliest attempts to use unmanned flying machines, advanced systems of the 21st century and exciting developments on the horizon. An expert guide will show you real drones, historical artifacts, model airplanes, three-dimensional computer renderings, rare videos and immersive installations. This tour offers access to the exhibition before the Museum opens to the public.



Drones Next Door Demo
2:30pm Daily*

Even basic drones can do more than fly. In this Interactive demonstration, learn how drones sense the world around them and respond to changes in their environment.
*Subject to change
 

FEATURED ARTIFACT:


Drone Arts Theater
How do flying machines inspire art?

Drone technology has inspired filmmakers and photographers to show us landscapes, architecture and performances from new vantage points. Some artists even use drones as paintbrushes. One installation in our exhibition Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? features excerpts from dozens of projects that show the beauty and whimsy of drone artistry.


Thank you to AirVuz.com, the world’s largest aerial media sharing platform and community, for providing a the full-length video for our exhibition.