Interactive family exhibition ‘Mission Aerospace’ coming to Reading Public Museum

The Reading Public Museum has announced the arrival of its newest exhibition, opening to the public on Saturday, January 21, 2023.

Mission Aerospace, an interactive family exhibition, will introduce visitors of all ages to flight, navigation, and NASA by coupling the science and history of airplanes, helicopters, rockets, and other aircraft with a fun and educational maze that includes building stations.

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Visitors will make paper airplanes and rockets while learning about aerodynamics, and then test them for distance and air-dexterity in special “launch zones.”

The exhibit will have visitors lifting off from the earliest days of aeronautics to the furthest reaches of outer space. Other parts of the exhibit will explore how gyroscopes are used in navigation and challenge visitors to plot a course of their own while discovering the connections between satellites and GPS.

Visitors will discover some of the world’s most iconic aircraft from the Grumman F4F Wildcat to the Bell-Boeing CV-22 Osprey.

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Visitors will also be immersed in NASA’s vision for the future, including robotic exploration on Mars and fascinating scientific achievements aboard the International Space Station. Everyone will be challenged to apply what they know about flight as they make their way through the massive life-size maze.

Mission Aerospace is created by Minotaur Mazes, a company specializing in interactive maze exhibits. The exhibition will remain open from 11am to 5pm daily through Sunday, May 7, 2023. A special, members-only preview will be held from 9-11am on Saturday, January 21, 2023.

While exploring Mission Aerospace, be sure stop by the Neag Planetarium to experience its brand new star show, “Dream to Fly.”

The Reading Public Museum is supported in part by grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and is located at 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA. Admission per day is: $10 adults (18-64), $6 children/seniors/college students (w/ID) and free to Members and children three years old and under. Admission is also free to Reading School District students (including one parent/guardian) with school ID. The Museum is open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit Online:

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