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Take Flight

Join Orville and Wilbur Wright for a look at the science, pilots and inventors that allowed humans to take to the skies.

Join uniquely-animated brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright for a full-throttle adventure through the history and into the future of aeronautics!

Learn about the four forces of flight — lift, weight, thrust and drag — with demonstrations by the Wright brothers and share observations and discoveries with Leonardo da Vinci as he creates his “flying machine.”

Along the way, you’ll meet Bessie Coleman, the first woman of African American and Native American descent to earn an aviation pilot’s license; break the sound barrier with Chuck Yeager; and take an exhilarating flight across the Atlantic Ocean with Amelia Earhart.

Will you become a famous aviator? “Take Flight” could be your first step!

More Information

This show is recommended for ages 8 and up.

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√ Available in Spanish
√ Assistive listening devices available upon request (at least 15 minutes in advance)

Please visit this page for more information about Morehead’s commitment to accessibility.

The show can be presented in Spanish for the entire audience, or Morehead can provide assistive listening devices (headsets) for a Spanish translation (currently serving up to 9 students) while the show is presented in English. If you need one of these options for your class, please discuss this with Morehead Reservations when you are requesting your field trip reservation.

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