Noah came home from school a few weeks ago and asked me if I knew where all of the airplanes lived. I assumed he meant the airport…wrong! He was talking about the EAA Air Museum in Oshkosh, WI. A friend at school recently went there with his family and told Noah all about it. Needless to say, Noah really wanted to go there!
We haven’t had too many adventures as of late (hello, pregnancy tiredness). So, we thought we’d take a day for a little road trip and head up to the EAA Air Museum so he could check out all of the airplanes.
When we went there, we really had zero expectation for what to expect. Honestly, I thought it was going to be fairly boring for a four year old. I had every expectation that we’d be there for maybe 30 minutes and Noah would be bored and ready to go.
Turns out, I was very wrong! In fact, we had so much fun, we were there for hours.
One of the exhibits at EAA Air Museum is the KidVenture area, which has 16 interactive exhibits for kids to learn about aviation. Not only are the exhibits a fun for kids, they are a lot of fun for adults! Our favorite was definitely the hand glider exhibit where you sit on a swing and “fly” through an interactive experience.
We also walked around the rest of the museum and it was really neat to see all of the history of aviation here in WI and around the world.
Noah has loved learning about space for a couple years now so we were really excited to see that they had a SpaceShipOne exhibit. Along with that, they also have a featured exhibit right now called The Borman Collection: An EAA Member’s Space Odyssey. It’s all about astronaut Col. Frank Borman and his accomplishments in space aviation.
The EAA Air Musem is a fantastic option for a weekend road trip from Milwaukee. It’s a pretty quick drive and definitely worth the time! We went on a Sunday morning and got there right when they opened. I’m not sure if it’s like this all of the time, but when we were there, it was completely dead! We were actually the only ones in the entire KidVenture area! It was really quite pleasant and made it much more fun because we didn’t have to wait for our turn and could just play. I suspect it’s probably like this most of the winter months.