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Museum Presents Annual Day Of Fun And Learning For Those With Special Needs - 01/22/19

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum dedicates a full day of activities and workshops each year to serve the special needs community

McMinnville, Oregon, January 22, 2019 – On Saturday, January 26, from 10am to 3pm, the Museum holds its annual Reaching for the Stars event, with the objective to create a memorable and joyful learning experience for participants of all ages with developmental or physical disabilities. All event activities and spaces are wheelchair-accessible and tailored to accommodate a wide variety of participant needs. Event highlights include hands-on workshops, exploration tables, informational booths and more. Our friends from the local Star Wars group Cloud City Garrison will make an appearance, and Oregon State University’s rocket team will build and launch rockets!

Museum Education Director Kathryn Sinor says, “This Saturday will be a full day of fun happenings! Guests will be able to participate in activities all about flight on this planet—and outside it—as a fun scavenger hunt will lead them through the Museum. From learning about hot air balloons to taking pictures in front of alien moons to launching rockets, there will be tons of opportunities to learn about aviation and space in the Museum!”

Pre-registration is required. Cost is $5 per participant, and caretakers receive free admission. Register online at www.evergreenmuseum.org.

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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Call 503-434-4180 or visit www.evergreenmuseum.org for more information. 

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is best known as the home of the world's largest wooden aircraft, the Hughes Flying Boat "Spruce Goose." The Museum collection also includes a rare SR-71 "Blackbird," and the Titan II SLV Missile--with its original launch room, and a full-motion interactive flight simulator ride. Discover more than 150 historic aircraft, spacecraft, and exhibits on display, along with artwork and traveling exhibits. The Museum values its educational partnerships, which include the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, the Oregon Space Consortium and the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. The Museum is located at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, across the highway from the McMinnville Airport and about three miles southeast of McMinnville, Ore., on Highway 18. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @evergreenmuseum for the latest updates.