Friday, September 11, 2009

Misawa Aviation Museum

Sunday we wanted a quick adventure - one without long drives on dark mountain roads. We decided to visit the Misawa Aviation and Science Museum.


The kids weren't 100% sold on the idea, but Mike promised a couple of hours and then on to a nearby park.

Wow! We were shocked. What a GREAT place to visit. Each and EVERY child has asked if we can go back. The entrance for children 12 and under is free! It was about Y300 for Jared and Y500 for Mike and I.

Doesn't this look like a scene from Star Wars?

We knew it would have Miss Veedol info...and it did. (Do a blog search for more info).

It also had some aviation displays...but really we never made it through the whole museum. This is what we DID discover....

Anti-gravity chairs...

Fun things to mash our faces into ::snort:: Yes - it's LONGHORN

Pulley's anyone?


Yep - a real cockpit. Mike had a blast explaining it all to the kids.

Yes, a real flight simulator which provided lots of fun.

This was a fun activity - the balloon went to the ceiling and back as you controlled the amount of hot air pumping into it.

This air tube was amazing. You got in and it shot you up and then down and up etc. The kids really liked this "ride".

There was also a room that tilted and spun around and you did various things with tossing balls while it did that.
Zander enjoyed the helicopter but was a bit disappointed it didn't take off....and the way this museum kept surprising us, it could have. ::snort::

Gyro (spelling?)

This went up, down, tilted, twirled....Zander is strapped on the other side.

We were AMAZED at how friendly the "ride" attendants were. They seemed PLEASED to wait on us. We were also amazed that each ride was wiped down after every use. I'm still surprised such a great resource is FREE for youth. It only cost our family of 7 about $10 to enter. The kids also learned a valuable lesson about doing what Dad wants to do, even if you think you'll die of boredom.....sometimes you'll be pleasantly surprised. ::snort::

Choosing Joy!
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Anonymous said...

yet another great adventure!

bre g

Anonymous said...

MY! MY! MY! G'Pa & I am jealous!
What a fun place to learn and explore.

love/prayers --- 2G/s & Dad/Mom T.

Linda said...

Looks like a fabulous place! Would definitely be a hit with my boys, possibly the girls as well.

Wild Homeschool Family said...

Very cool place!

Romany said...

I hope that place is open in the winter! Could be a great place to go to avoid cabin fever!

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Linda - your boys would love it...and I bet the girls would too.

YES - it's open in the winter and is going to be a great indoor activity.

Cynthia said...

What a great museum! Looks like you won't lack for things to do while you're there.

Anonymous said...

"We were also amazed that each ride was wiped down after every use." ~ LOVE THAT!!! Wish that was done over here!