Get ‘Hands-on’ With the Fun and Physics of Transportation
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum presents “From Here To There,” a fun, hands-on experience with the science behind everyday transportation. Experience physics by doing it: Launch a hot air balloon and float on a “kid-size” hovercraft! Send balls whooshing through air tubes to a friend across the room! Use working locks to move a boat upstream through a canal! Feel the friction on railroad tracks and waterways, or feel the absence of friction as you guide a model “MagLev” train levitating over its magnetic track!
“From Here To There” is designed to spark a child’s curiosity and creativity to reinforce their interest and understanding of science and technology. “From Here to There” is made possible through the generous support of local sponsors: The Airpower Foundation, BNSF Railway and KERA Television and Radio.
The exhibition runs through Saturday, May 12. The C. R. Smith Museum is located on State Highway 360 at FAA Road and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “From Here To There” is free with museum admission: adults $5; military, seniors and children 2-18 $3. Museum members can participate free of charge.
About the C.R. Smith Museum
The C.R. Smith Museum takes visitors on a flight through American Airlines history, with interactive exhibits that entice participation by all age groups. The museum features hundreds of historical artifacts, photographs, full-scale aircraft engines and a rare Douglas DC-3 airliner. In addition, the museum’s state of the art digital theater features The Spirit of American, a film, featuring the history of commercial aviation as well as breathtaking aerial photography