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Spe­cial Event The CH-46 Sea Knight has served America’s mil­i­tary with dis­tinc­tion for more than 50 years. On Satur­day, Au­gust 1, there will be a re­tire­ment cer­e­mony for the his­toric air­craft . Join the Mu­seum at noon as one of the last CH-46 Sea Knights makes its fi­nal flight to the Steven F. Ud­var-hazy Cen­ter in north­ern Virginia. The event is free; park­ing is $15.

Fam­ily Days Cel­e­brate achieve­ments in the fields of sci­ence, math, tech­nol­ogy, and en­gi­neer­ing on Satur­day, Au­gust 1, at the We Share STEM! Con­nect­ing Across Cul­tures fam­ily day at the Ud­var-hazy Cen­ter. Meet sci­en­tists and engi­neers ac­tive in ro­bot­ics, aero­space design, and aviation, and de­velop your own skills through hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties. On Satur­day, Au­gust 8, head to the Mu­seum on the Na­tional Mall and ex­plore the past, present, and fu­ture of flight and space ex­plo­ration at the Mile­stones in Aviation and Space fam­ily day. Learn how jets made Hawaii a va­ca­tion des­ti­na­tion, how the CST-100 took as­tro­nauts into space, and more. With pre­sen­ta­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties, this fam­ily day has some­thing to of­fer ev­ery­one. Both events are free, and run from 10 am to 3 pm. Park­ing is $15 at the Ud­var-hazy Cen­ter.

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