See the Goodyear Blimp and have fun with science

WATERTOWN, NY — The Sci-Tech Center of Northern New York invites the community to discover some of the science of flight and how blimps work, at a free live science presentation on Sunday, August 19, at the Watertown International Airport.

Appropriate for children and adults, the “Fun With Science” program will be repeated 3 times at 4:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm in the airport ARFF Building, where there will also be a clear view to the Goodyear Blimp on its mooring post – unless weather issues impede its arrival. These “Fun With Science” programs will use a variety of props to explain some of the principles of flight, as they apply to various types of flying devices, and will even include a little Science Magic.

As an exciting bonus, starting at 4:30 p.m., a limited number of visitors – on a first come, first served basis – will be brought out for a close-up look at the Blimp. Visitors can sign up for these tours when they arrive, but are cautioned that space in them is very limited.

To locate the “Fun With Science” program site, use the regular Watertown International Airport entrance from Route 12F. Drive about 400 feet passing the first group of buildings on the left. The ARFF Building, where the program will be held, is right after the next building that you pass on the left – and parking is available right along that first building, just before you reach the ARFF Building garage entrance. Or, if you prefer, you can park in the main parking area in front of the passenger terminal.

Sci-Tech greatly appreciates the courtesy and assistance being provided by the Watertown
International Airport, and its Manager, Grant Sussey, that is making this event possible.
Sci-Tech is the North Country’s hands-on science museum, with exhibits, classes, workshops, and outreach programming for children and adults, and is open year-round in downtown Watertown.

Sci-Tech partners with more than 300 other science museums around the Nation, who offer free admission to Sci-Tech members.