Weekend Fun – Air Museums

Weekend funWeekends are always a special time for us. My husband works an insane number of hours and always tries to at least take a half-day out of the weekend to do something with us as a family.

One of his (and my daughter’s) favorite pastimes is to go to air museums. I go along mostly for the history, as well as the ability to not have my daughter bouncing off the walls for a few hours. It is just nice to get out of the house and away from our computers for a while.

Our most recent trip was to the Lyon Air Museum.┬áIt isn’t the biggest museum we have been to, but it is a really snazzy facility right off of a smaller airport in Orange County. I was really excited because there was a lot of WWII memorabilia, and I was able to take some great shots with my new phone, my last phone took a dump a few weeks ago.

Air museums are great for a few reasons:

  • My daughter can run around. They have a lot of space to move around, and she is less fidgety when she can walk around.
  • We get to walk around. With my new wellness kick, I like to do things where there is walking involved.
  • They are inexpensive – if I can keep my hubby in control at the gift shop. Admission at most air museums is usually $10-15 per adult, and half that for kids. Since my daughter is 3 and my son is less than a year old, they usually get in for free.
  • You actually learn something. Every air museum has information about the different planes, where they were made, when they were active, etc. They also usually have memorabilia, newspaper clippings and more. I am always down for an educational day out.
  • Even my son is entertained by all of the cool things to look at.
  • We get to take little drives to the different museums. I love a day trip.

It is always hard to find things to entertain everyone in our family, but I find museums are a great way to entertain, educate, and just spend a little time with my family.

What are your favorite things to do as a family?

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