New Discovery Backpacks Available!

By Al Olsen

(Featured in our July/August 2023 Issue of From the Hangar Newsletter)

Child with a blue Alberta Aviation Museum Discovery Backpack
The Alberta Aviation Museum recently revamped its Discovery Backpack Program!

In March of this year, the museum did a big feedback study with parents regarding the activity kits. A consensus was made that people wanted more tactile activities, more opportunities to learn about flight, and more things to take home. This led to a complete redesign of the program.

Seven new activities were arranged on many different topics. These topics are, but are not limited to: morse code, aircraft parts, control surfaces, and dressing for flight. Another big change to the program was the ability to book backpacks for visiting groups who are not looking for a facilitated program.

child looking over activity kits
This group option is perfect for Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, childcare centres and other visiting children’s facilities. The backpacks are a great addition to any self-guided or guided group visit! Each backpack includes materials for up to 5 children and are borrowed in groups of 5 backpacks for $25 (maximum 10 backpacks per group). The group Backpacks include additional activities for children to work on together including becoming their own tour guide.

The backpacks are recommended for children ages 7-12 and can be rented for $3.

Learn more about the Discovery Backpack Program.