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Exciting Changes at Alberta Aviation Museum

Missing travel? Now you can let your imagination take flight thanks to a new program and new membership options at the Alberta Aviation Museum (AAM).

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AAM is more than a wonderful collection of planes from a variety of aviation eras. It preserves and showcases the province’s rich aviation history, and how Alberta, and its pilots, were key players in both times of war and early exploration of the North.

With COVID-19 restricting gatherings, the museum has created an agile response to ensure a continued robust and engaging experience. One of those changes is the new Discovery Backpack program, which launched on October 22.

Designed for children ages 4-10, Discovery Backpacks are filled with activities, scavenger hunts, and adventure-based learning that are used as they explore the museum’s aircrafts. For just $5 on top of regular admission, this experience not only enhances the child’s visit, it can be part of their homeschool or distance learning curriculum.

Backpacks are sanitized upon return, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Children get to make their own artwork and paper planes to take home as a souvenir.

“The museum continues to innovate ways to showcase the rich aviation history of Blatchford Field and the role of aviation in the development of the North,” Nicholas Mather Marketing & Advancement Coordinator, further explained. “This includes the online delivery of the museum’s popular Grade 6 Theory of Flight program.” Those interested can visit @abavmuseum (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), call, or email to learn more.

AAM has also revamped its membership program, offering even more choice for a variety of guests’ needs. Memberships available include:

Basic Membership:

- free, unlimited museum admission for the membership holder

- additional free museum admission for 1 accompanying guest

- access to museum research library (by appointment only)

- membership voting privileges (must be over 18)

Preferred Membership:

- free, unlimited museum admission for the membership holder

- additional free museum admission for 2 accompanying guests

- open cockpit style seating access to select aircraft (1 per year by appointment)

- partnership discounts to other community organizations (as they become available)

- 10% off gift shop purchases and non-corporate facility rentals

- 2 individual discount entry tickets to gift to friends and family (25% off)

- access to museum research library (by appointment only)

- membership voting privileges (must be over 18)

Family Membership:

- free, unlimited family museum admission for the membership holder (two adults and up to four children)

- membership discount on all family museum programming

- open cockpit style seating access to select aircraft (1 per year by appointment)

- partnership discounts to other community organizations (as they become available)

- 10% off gift shop purchases and non-corporate facility rentals

- 1 family pass discount entry ticket to gift to friends or family (25% off)

- access to museum research library (by appointment only)

- membership voting privileges (must be over 18)

Lifetime Membership:

- lifetime membership status (VIP benefits yearly)

- lifetime museum admission for the membership holder

- lifetime additional museum admission for 2 accompanying guests

- open cockpit style seating access to select aircraft (1 per year  by appointment)

- partnership discounts to other community organizations (as they become available)

- 10% off gift shop purchases and non-corporate facility rentals

- 2 individual discount entry tickets to gift to friends and family (25% off)

- access to museum research library (by appointment only)

- membership voting privileges (must be over 18)

Volunteer Membership:

- free, unlimited museum admission for the membership holder

- additional free museum admission for 1 accompanying guest

- 10% off gift shop purchases

- access to museum research library (by appointment only)

- membership voting privileges (must be over 18)

Learn more about AAM, Discovery Backpacks, memberships and more by visiting www.albertaaviationmuseum.com.

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