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Fly away at the Air Classics Museum in Sugar Grove

The Air Classics Museum of Aviation, located in Sugar Grove near the Aurora Airport, is home to retired aircraft and helicopters, an exhibit featuring plane engines, and the stories of innovators and heroes in aviation.

Families can arrange private tours during the week or visit the museum during general admission hours on Saturdays and Sundays.
Before exploring the planes outside, families are guided through an indoor exhibit featuring airplane models and equipment and stories of people who lived their dream to fly. There is a coloring station to keep kids busy if they get antsy
while parents explore.
Outside is the most exciting part of the tour: the planes! Families can sit in two planes and one helicopter to play pilot and co-pilot while learning about how technologically advanced planes are and why some were painted like sharks to fool the enemy during wartime.
The museum is creating an exhibit dedicated to commercial aviation. Henry Winkler, the museum's curator, says new things always are being added.
Air Classics Museum of Aviation
44W546 U.S. 30
Sugar Grove
airclassicsmuseum.org

The Air Classics Museum of Aviation, located in Sugar Grove near the Aurora Airport, is home to retired aircraft and helicopters, an exhibit featuring plane engines, and the stories of innovators and heroes in aviation.

Families can arrange private tours during the week or visit the museum during general admission hours on Saturdays and Sundays.

Before exploring the planes outside, families are guided through an indoor exhibit featuring airplane models and equipment and stories of people who lived their dream to fly. There is a coloring station to keep kids busy if they get antsy while parents explore.

Outside is the most exciting part of the tour: the planes! Families can sit in two planes and one helicopter to play pilot and co-pilot while learning about how technologically advanced planes are and why some were painted like sharks to fool the enemy during wartime.

The museum is creating an exhibit dedicated to commercial aviation. Henry Winkler, the museum's curator, says new things always are being added.

Air Classics Museum of Aviation
44W546 U.S. 30
Sugar Grove
airclassicsmuseum.org

 

 
 
 







 
 
 
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