Science of Music

Ashland, Neb. (March 14, 2016) – The Strategic Air & Space Museum is proud to once again partner with the Nebraska Science Festival, an initiative of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), as a host facility for hundreds of youth who participate in this celebration of all things science.

On Saturday, April 16, 2016, The Strategic Air & Space Museum is offering a free (with coupon) public day for an event held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This Science of Music event, sponsored by Midlands Community Foundation, will feature the Strategic Air & Space Museum’s Mad Scientist demonstrating how musical vibrations and waves can be used to produce dancing flames using fire and water in the experiment! Younger visitors will get a chance to make their own mini guitar and take it home with them. The USAF Heartland of America Band and the 1st Nebraska Volunteers Brass Band will be on site to educate and entertain guests of the Museum. Coupons can be found in the Nebraska Science Festival program book or on the Museum’s website. (Click here for coupon!)

“As a leader in making science and technology fun for all ages, we are excited to support Nebraska’s premier science festival. We look forward to igniting the thrill of discovery for all who participate in the hands-on science and technology activities being planned at the Strategic Air & Space Museum during the festival,” said Phil Onwiler, the Museum’s education director.

Students will show off their works at the Strategic Air & Space Museum student expo on April 21 from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as part of the Nebraska Science Festival. For more information about the festival visit