IMG_0889Our Museum recently hosted a tour of 19 5 – 7 year olds.  Led by our Deputy Director, they were very attentive as they spent a full 50 minutes in the main gallery, looking at and learning about a number of artifacts that are on display.

The tour began with questions to our young guests, “What is our place all about?”  The answers came ~ “Science and planes”, “Helicopters”, “Search and Rescue”, “Aircraft”…  As we visited the WWI displays, he asked them about Remembrance Day, “What is it?  Why do we have a Remembrance Day?”  One child knew right away, “They fought for us.  It’s so we can have a safe and peaceful home.”

They enjoyed seeing the different pictures and models of aircraft.  They learned about what an artifact is.  They were quite taken by the story of 14 year old Bobby Waters who “did something brave.”  And they were intrigued by the life raft made for babies.  They took turns sitting in our wooden vehicles, then watched some of the video at the end of the tour…

But most importantly, they asked really good questions! “How come they had a war in Japan?”, “How do you start planes?”, “How do you put planes together?”, “How does a war start?”, “What is a torpedo?”, “How strong is that engine?”, “Did you take that stuff out of a plane?”, “How does that net come down from the helicopter?”…

Do you have a group that would be interested in a tour of our Museum?  Phone us to book your visit!