Science Saturdays

Science Saturdays at the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

On select Saturdays between January and June 2018, the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center will host special science programs. These hour-long programs will start at 2:00 p.m. and run for approximately one hour. All programs are FREE with your paid museum admission, and no reservations are required.

Mark your calendar now for “Helicopter Hunt,” “Amazing Air,” and “What a Drag!”

01/13 - Helicopter Hunt
01/27 - Amazing Air
02/10 - What a Drag
03/10 - Helicopter Hunt
03/17 - Amazing Air
03/31 - What a Drag
04/28 - Helicopter Hunt
05/05 - Amazing Air
05/12 - What a Drag
05/26 - Helicopter Hunt
06/02 - Amazing Air
06/09 - What a Drag
06/23 - Helicopter Hunt
06/30 - Amazing Air

Helicopter Hunt
Helicopter Hunt uses color images, video and lots of fun activities to help kids learn what a helicopter is, what it can do and the basic parts of a helicopter.  Using shapes and colors, kids identify aircraft, either in the Museum gallery or through large photo posters, in a hunt for various helicopter attributes.

Amazing Air!
A fun, interactive workshop, that uses hands-on experiments and inquiry to help kids learn about air and how it contributes to flight.  Props demonstrate the Amazing effects of Air on various objects. 

What a Drag: The Forces of Flight
Students participate in experiments and activities that demonstrate how the four forces (weight, drag, lift and thrust) impact flying objects, and how helicopters use these forces to fly and maneuver.


For more information, please call (610) 436-9600 or email Paul Kahan at