Free winter break activities at Owls Head museum

Feb 10, 2014

Owls Head — The Owls Head Transportation Museum offers an array of children’s activities during February school vacation week.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 17 and extending through Friday, Feb. 21 the museum will host workshops for students beginning at 10 a.m. each day.

These fun educational workshops are free to the public and materials are provided. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as seating is limited, all participants should be accompanied by an adult.

The schedule is as follows:

Monday, Feb. 17: Paper Airplane Workshop

This perennial favorite is open to a variety of ages and skill levels. These paper airplanes range from the usual paper airplane to some exotic gliders that fly on a wave of air.

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Cardstock Gliders

This is an advanced version of paper airplane construction using cardstock wings and balsa wood bodies to create far-flying airplanes.

Wednesday, Feb. 19: Electric Car Workshop

Participants will each build a small electric car and then test their creations in the Museum’s spacious State of Maine wing.

Thursday, Feb. 20: Stick and Tissue Airplanes

Using balsa sticks, tissue paper, glue and a rubber band, participants will each build a flying model airplane.

Friday, Feb. 21: Hot Air Balloons

Build your own working hot air balloon with tissue paper and glue, then test inside the Museum using a heat gun.

While the Winter Vacation Week activities are free, admission for visitors wishing to view the museum is $12 for adults ($10 for visitors over 65). Children and youth under 18 are admitted free of charge.

For further information about these workshops and all educational programs offered by the Museum please contact Owls Head Transportation Museum Education Director Ethan Yankura at 594-4418 or by email at ey@ohtm.org.

To pre-register a student for any February Vacation Week Workshop please call the museum at 594-4418.

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