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Postponed: Lone Star Flight Museum Cleared for Grand Opening

World class facility at Ellington Airport will feature STEM education programs, the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, aircraft collections, flight experiences, a grand opening celebration and more.

Lone Star Flight Museum Cleared for Grand Opening Labor Day Weekend | News | Houston, Texas, USA

© Photo courtesy of Lone Star Flight Musuem


Please note:

The Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington Field will postpone both its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, September 1 and grand opening celebration on Saturday, September 2.


Due to weather impacts from Hurricane Harvey and current rescue and recovery efforts, we will postpone our ribbon cutting and grand opening until a more appropriate time, said Douglas H. Owens, Lt Gen (ret), CEO, Lone Star Flight Museum. Our thoughts and prayers are with our staff and community and all those affected by the storm and flooding. We will support recovery efforts as we are able and look forward to bringing our new museum to Houston when it is time. ...


For more information on the rescheduled opening date, please check the museum's website and social platforms at www.lonestarflight.org and @Lonestarflightmuseum on Facebook and Instagram.


See previous news release below.


Source: Lone Star Flight Museum | 7/27/17 | Houston

The Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) will open the doors of its new $38 million, 130,000 square-foot aviation history and STEM facility, Saturday, September 2, 2017. Breaking ground almost a year and a half ago at Ellington Airport, the world-class facility will share the story of flight in the Lone Star State and feature the contributions Texas and Texans have made to aviation. Highlights of the museum include interactive exhibits focused on science, technology engineering and math (STEM) concepts essential to flight, a $1 million Aviation Learning Center, the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame and a marvelous flying collection of historically significant aircraft.


To celebrate its grand opening, the Lone Star Flight Museum will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The Museum will open to the public on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with fun, family activities, food trucks, and free admission for children 11 and under. Grand Opening Weekend festivities will conclude on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


STEM EDUCATION


The Lone Star Flight Museum will combine a comprehensive education program with an immersive aviation experience. With a focus on teaching history through science, and science through history, LSFM will promote a lifelong learning of STEM concepts. Dynamic programming and interactive experiences include the Aviation Learning Center and classes. All classes are aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards.


The $1 million Aviation Learning Center (ALC), the second of its kind in the U.S., immerses visitors in the energy and excitement of flight through a hands-on learning experience. Designed for students in grades 5-12, participants get a taste of aviation training, preflight a Mooney aircraft, and pilot a simulated flight.


The Lone Star Flight Museum is an ideal destination for school field trips with the ability to customize itineraries for students K-12. Students can experience 26 hands-on interactives as part of their school field trip experience.


The Flight Academy introduces visitors to the foundations of flight and aircraft design with hands-on exhibits including three replica cockpits, two hang glider simulators, and a theatre featuring a film about the principles and history of flight development.


The Texas Aviation Heritage Gallery is a chronological walk through the history of aviation in Texas. Dive deeper into the story of flight in the Lone Star State through rich graphic panels and touch-screen interactives to learn more about military training, civilian aviators, commercial endeavors, aviation manufacturing and the ways that Texas continues to influence the world of flight.


Established in 1995 at the Museum's Galveston location, the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame honors the men and women who have shaped the aviation world. Nominations are now being accepted until July 31st for the 2018 inductees into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. Those selected will be announced this Fall and will be inducted during the Lone Star Flight Museum's annual gala on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Those honored will join an impressive list of 71 past inductees representing trailblazers and explorers such as Bessie Coleman; leaders such as President George H. W. Bush; wartime leaders such as Tex Hill; and entrepreneurs such as Howard Hughes and Herb Kelleher.


The Aircraft Collection is housed in two 30,000 square-foot hangars and features more than 20 beautifully restored, historic aircraft including: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, North American B-25 Mitchell, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Chance Vought F4U Corsair, Douglas SBD Dauntless, and Douglas DC-3.


FLIGHT EXPERIENCES AND EVENTS


LSFM features a historic aircraft collection that still flies! Visitors may purchase flight experiences in the B-17, B-25, PT-17 Stearman, and PT-19 Cornell. The new museum offers an array of unique spaces ideal for weddings, conferences, meetings, reunions and private events of all kind. Available spaces can accommodate from anything from an intimate event to a grand gala and include classrooms, meeting spaces, hangars, and an executive boardroom.


Enthusiasts can soar down to Houston and experience the new Lone Star Flight Museum with the Wheels Down Houston package that includes two passes to Lone Star Flight Museum, two passes to the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport and first class accommodations at Hilton Houston NASA. Packages start at $159 and rates valid for reservations from 9/2/2017 - 12/30/2017. To reserve, please call 281-333-9300 or visit lonestarflight.org/wheelsdown.


The museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Ticket pricing and membership information can be found at www.LSFM.org


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Lone Star Flight Museum

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