Welcome Air Force Academy AOG! 

AFA Parent’s Weekend:

A Parent/Cadet Event Just For You!

Sunday, September 2, 2012
10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

(Click Here For Aug 30 & 31, or Sept 1 & 4 Options)

From your neighbors at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, we invite you for a day of quality family time.

On Sunday, September 2, 2012, the museum will bring our world-class technical history collection to life just for Air Force Academy Cadets and their Parents!

Come on over at 10:00 (10:00 a.m.), or at 13:00 (1:00 p.m.) and experience it all: Our 19th and 20 century steam engines will rumble to life; you’ll hear the shrill whistle of an Osgood steam shovel; and watch a trammer speed down the rail!

Top it off with learning to gold pan, and by taking a tour of our hard rock gold mining process. Afterward, you’ll have a terrific foundation of knowledge on which to build your new Colorado experience.

Bring a picnic lunch, and enjoy some quality family time before the academic year starts. Admission for this special event is only $6 per person (a box lunch with sandwich is available for the additional cost of $11 each with reservations by Friday, August 31st).

We are located just east of the Academy’s North Gate, off I-25 at exit 156A. We can be reached with a phone call on 719.488.0880, or by email at: rsvp@wmmi.org.

This is a special event for Sunday on Parent's Weekend. If you'd like to visit us at another time, when you are in Colorado Springs, please click here for our typical operating hours.

Best wishes on your Academy experience, and thank you for your service!