New England Air Museum is home to an ever changing roster of events – ranging in focus from children, to students and adults. Please explore our featured upcoming events below!

Flights of Family Fun! Saturdays & Sundays, 10:30AM - 2:30PM

From Story Time and Flight Science Demonstrations to hands-on Build & Fly Challenges and Family Tours, enjoy family-friendly drop-in programs. Included with general admission and subject to change.

Special Film Showing: Wings of Change Month of February 2024

Visit the New England Air Museum to see the award winning film "Wings of Change" for Black History Month to learn about those who overcame major obstacles to become groundbreaking titans of aviation.

Women Take Flight Saturday March 2, 2024 10AM - 3PM

Meet local women in the aerospace industry, participate in hands-on STEM activities, climb aboard historic aircraft, use flight simulators, and more!

Keynote speaker: Terry VandenDolder

Woodturners Day at NEAM Saturday, March 9th, 10AM - 2PM

Join us to learn all about woodturning with the Central Connecticut Woodturners Association! Watch how woodturners work, check out their pieces, and take a "turn" yourself!

Included with admission.

The Fake Death and Final Decades of Howard Hughes Tuesday, March 19th 2PM-3PM

Join us for an author talk with Mark Musick on his book Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes.

Business After Hours with Dr. Michael Winter: Achieving Sustainable Aviation Thursday, March 28th 5:30PM

Join us for a presentation and discussion on sustainable aviation, featuring Dr. Michael Winter, Principal Fellow Advanced Technology, Pratt & Whitney.

Easter Bunny at the Museum Friday, March 29th, 11AM - 1PM

Come meet the Easter Bunny at the New England Air Museum, participate in fun hands-on activities, and more! This event is included with admission.

Library passes cannot be used for this event.

There really WAS a race to the moon - and it was a lot closer than you think! Tuesday, April 9th 10AM - 11AM

Hear the latest in historical research on the Moon Race from Dr. Bill Barry, NASA Chief Historian from 2010 to 2020.

Save the Date: SPACE EXPO 2024 Saturday, April 27, 2024 9AM -3PM

Save the date for this year's Space Expo! This special event will feature guests from our region’s aerospace industry, activities for children and families, and much more! More info to come!

Friend or Foe? The National Model Aircraft Project of World War II Tuesday, May 7th, 10AM - 11AM

NEAM Curator Mike Thornton explores the legacy of the forgotten chapter of World War II and his research into the experiences of students and their schools in the National Model Aircraft Project.

Homeschool Day: Aviation Engineering Monday May 20, 2024, 10AM-3PM

Join us for a special day at the museum just for homeschoolers. Event includes hands-on activities, opportunities to meet retired aerospace engineers, open cockpits, and more!

Travel Program: U.S.S. Constitution & Metropolitan Waterworks Museum Wednesday June 5, 2024

Explore the U.S.S. Constitution and Museum, the Charlestown Navy Yard, and the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in support of NEAM.

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Special Lecture: Gary Powers Jr. on the Cold War & U-2 Incident Saturday, June 22nd, 10AM - 11AM

The New England Air Museum is honored to host a special lecture given by Gary Powers Jr. on the Cold War and U2 Incident. Powers is the son of U-2 pilot Gary Powers, Sr.

Travel Program: The Best of Burlington: Lake Champlain, Shelburne Museum, and Vermont Air National Guard Base Tuesday August 27- Thursday August 29, 2024

Enjoy the best of beautiful Burlington, VT including a dinner cruise on Lake Champlain, Shelburne Museum, and an exclusive tour of the Vermont Air National Guard Base in support of NEAM.

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Travel Program: Eastern Canada: Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec Monday September 30-Saturday October 5, 2024

Explore the best of Eastern Canada with visits to the Canada Air and Space Museum, Chateau Frontenac, Notre Dame Cathedral's AURA show, and a Rideau Canal cruise in support of NEAM.

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