Supported by Polk State College
SUN ‘n FUN has made the commitment and is working to “Build a Brighter Future through Aviation.” Expanded education opportunities and youth workshops create learning environments on the SUN ‘n FUN campus in which children can thrive. Age specific activities have been designed to allow students of all ages to explore their interests in the world around them. Florida has a rich history of aerospace professionals and educators who are committed to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education programs and we’ve invited them to join us during the Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo. We believe that the diverse disciplines of the aerospace industry provide a wonderful platform for STEM education.
Piedmont Aerospace Labs Workshops
(Daily 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Grades K-6 will be introduced to the creative side of science. Explore kites, windsocks, parachutes, foam airplanes and paper airplanes or experience an art project on paper or your face. Try out a PC or a full motion flight simulator. Climb aboard and let your spirit fly in a real airplane or helicopter.
Grades 7-12 will have the opportunity to work with engines, electrical circuits, Météo, wave forms, rocketry, construction skills, and robotics. Try out a PC flight simulator. Climb aboard and let your spirit fly in a real airplane or helicopter.
(Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. : LAST TOUR DEPARTS AT 11 A.M.)
Please book Student Tours in advance of the event.
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Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum
(Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Walk through this Center for Aviation Excellence hosting exhibitors, lecturers, and authors. Explore interactive learning workshops featuring a wind tunnel, ham radio, and a hurricane station. See the new presentation of artifacts from our Howard Hughes aviation collection.
Enjoy a museum forum or exhibit, or meet an author.
Also, check out the Kid Zone at the Front Entrance packed with Aviation-Themed Activities!