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May 4th: Science fiction day at RAMWC

May 4 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Join us on May 4th as we explore aviation’s influence on the world of science fiction.

The term ‘star fighter’ has become part of the lexicon of science fiction and there’s speculation the name was inspired by the iconic aircraft the F104 Starfighter (or CF-104 Starfighter as it’s known in Canada).

On May 4th, enjoy a special science fiction-themed tour, featuring the Starfighter. During this 30-45 minute tour, your guide will draw connections between our aircraft and popular film franchises, as well as the lives of their creators.

We’re also excited to welcome back the River City Sabers for lightsaber demonstrations and lessons, and costumers from local chapters of the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Droid Builders, and Mando Mercs.

Former Starfighter pilots Merv Kuruluk and Gary Hook, and Starfighter expert Steve Pajot will be on hand throughout the day to share stories and answer visitor questions. These special guests will have unique artefacts on display and a video presentation about the CF-104 Starfighter, the iconic airplane behind the term ‘star fighter’ that fans everywhere recognize. Be sure not to miss the opportunity to learn firsthand from the people who have flown and preserved this airplane.

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

10:30 am | Science fiction-themed tour (30-45 minutes)

10:30 – 11:30 am | Children’s space-themed STEM programming
Join one of our museum educators for a fun exploration of microgravity using experimentation and hands-on activities! This program is best suited to children aged 7-12.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm | 501st Legion on-site for photo ops

11:00 am | River City Sabers demo followed by an opportunity for visitors to have a short lightsaber lesson

12:30 pm | Science fiction-themed tour (30-45 minutes)

12:30 – 1:30 pm | Children’s space-themed STEM programming
Join one of our museum educators for a fun exploration of microgravity using experimentation and hands-on activities! This program is best suited to children aged 7-12.

1:30 pm | River City Sabers demo followed by an opportunity for visitors to have a short lightsaber lesson

3:00 pm | Science fiction-themed tour (30-45 minutes)

This event is suitable for all ages and all activities are included with admission.

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