|Exhibit Salutes History's Original Flying Creatures|
the world of flight begins to see the innovations taking shape in
aviation’s second century, the EAA AirVenture Museum is also looking
back - way back - to the first flying creatures in a new exhibit that
opened on Saturday, May 21, 2005.
“DINO-SOAR!” digs into the very origins of flight, from the earliest flying insects and reptiles, and connects them to aviation today. The highly interactive exhibit includes artifacts and models ranging from the evolution of dinosaurs into birds that inspired modern-day aviation.
“This exhibit is something quite different for EAA and looks at flight in a way many of us have never considered,” said Alan Westby, EAA AirVenture Museum curator. “Through the DINO-SOAR! exhibit, people of all ages can discover, in a very fun way, how flight came to exist on Earth. It shows how the history of flight has been uninterrupted for millions of years, eventually creating the dreams and, quite recently, the reality of humans being able to fly.”
The 3,000-square foot exhibit will open along the museum’s Wittman Concourse and is included in regular museum admission. It will remain at EAA through April 2006. Among the fascinating items within the DINO-SOAR! exhibit are:
In addition, five interactive exhibits will engage young people and older enthusiasts:
The EAA AirVenture Museum is located just off Highway 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EAA members receive free museum admission year-round and family memberships are available. For more information, call the EAA AirVenture Museum at (920) 426-6108 or visit http://www.airventuremuseum.org/.
June 5, 2005
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