Columbia children’s museum, EdVenture, is getting a new look on the outside, thanks to a grant from NASA and the new exhibit “Flight.”
A Boeing 757 cockpit will be installed on the second-story outside wall overlooking the Columbia Canal, the museum announced.
Friday morning the cockpit will be hoisted into place with a crane and attached to the building with 20-foot steel beams in advance of the exhibit’s mid-July opening.
When the exhibit is complete, children will be able to sit in the pilot’s seat and look out of the cockpit, test their own wings in a windtunnel and fly in flight simulators.
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IF YOU WANT TO GO:
When: 7 a.m., June 9, 2017
Where: EdVenture, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Boeing has three major South Carolina facilities, including a final assembly facility for the 787 Dreamliner and a plant that fabricates, assembles and installs systems for rear fuselage sections of the Boeing 787.