Grissom Air Museum

When we travel places, we always try to visit something in the area where we can learn something new. It’s the homeschoolers in us.

On our trip to Pennsylvania, we had intended to take the children to tour the Hershey chocolate factory. Unfortunately, we were so sick, all we wanted to do was get home and sleep in our own beds.

I think this was the first time in a very long time that we didn’t do something on a trip other than sell soap.

I thought I’d use this opportunity to post about another place we found on our way home from selling soap the summer of 2009 in Northern Indiana.

Jim found the Grissom Air Museum, and it was absolutely awesome. The children loved it. They had a whole bunch of planes outside that you could see and learn about. Here are just a few:

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The girls got tired of all the learning that was going on:

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Inside was even more fun.  This is a tank made entirely out of toothpicks:

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And a jet made entirely out of toothpicks:

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Then there were a bunch of hands-on learning activities:

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Notice that while everyone else is smiling for the camera, Colter is totally focused and serious:

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This was a replica of the Wright Brothers’ flyer*:

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If you’re ever in the area, definitely worth a visit!

 

PJ

 

 

 

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