Take Flight, a dynamic interactive exploration into the creative process of flight, opens at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin, Illinois, on January 14 . It will run through March 14. This exhibition combines historical information with hands-on activities to engage visitors in creating their own flying experience while learning the fundamental principles of flight. The exhibition was developed by ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland, Oregon.
The exhibit features a wind tube, hoverport and a Bernoulli blower that will invite visitors to discover the principles and forces that make flight possible for airplanes, helicopters and rockets. Visitors will explore the history of flight and check out a model of one of the earliest functional plane designs by pioneers of flight, the Wright brothers.
There will be programs that feature an paper airplane and rocket launcher.