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Up, Up, and Away: Family Day at the Museum

July 23, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Come fly with us!

This summer planes, trains, helicopters and hot-air balloons will fill the day and skies at the Benton County Historical Museum for our free “Up, Up and Away Family Day at the Museum”. So pack a picnic and bring the whole family for a free day of fun at the museum.Hot Air Balloons

Beginning at 8:00a.m. the museum’s front lawn will be filled with hot-air balloons and other activities. Members of the Willamette Aerostat Society will set-up their hot-air balloons and a circuit of information stations Children and their families can speak to the pilots, learn fun-facts about balloon flight and, weather permitting, take a tethered hot-air balloon ride.
Planes, Trains and Helicopters

In the afternoon model airplanes and drone demonstrations will fill the sky along with a visit by the REACH Air-Ambulance helicopter. Art activities will be available for kids of all ages courtesy of local artists and the Corvallis Arts Center. The Benton County Public Library Bookmobile will be visiting with craft projects and books about flight.
Model Trains

The Oregon Electric O Gaugers will have 2 model train displays with moving trains in the museum’s Moreland Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition:“The Documentation of the End of the Age of Steam – Railroad Photography by John Ullman”.

Families can maximize the museum experience by doing a scavenger hunt while exploring a fascinating exhibition on flight which covers everything from the early development of the airplane to kites, helicopters, toys and commercial travel. Did you know the Wright Brothers’ father, Milton, spent time in Benton County and that CH2M cofounder Fred Merryfield was a biplane pilot during WWI?
Bring a picnic and make a day of it.

Bring the whole family and a picnic to enjoy a fun-filled totally immersive experience at the Benton County Historical Museum. No alcohol or pets allowed.

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July 23, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Benton County Historical Museum
(541) 929-6230


Benton County Historical Museum
1101 Main St
Philomath, 97370 United States
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(541) 929-6230