Pima Air and Space Museum’s Programs for Kids

Pima Air & Space Museum
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Based in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, Lew McGinnis guides Consolidated Capital Investments where he leverages more than five decades of real estate investment experience. Community involved, Lew McGinnis is active with the Methodist Church and has past experience as director of the Pima Air and Space Museum.

Situated on 80 acres and encompassing a half dozen indoor exhibit hangars, the Tucson, Arizona, museum maintains an extensive World War II collection and also features iconic aircraft such as the Wright Flyer and the 787 Dreamliner.

A focus of the museum is educating youth on aviation history through Soarin’ Saturdays events that take place in the Space Gallery Classroom and are free with admission. One popular event is the monthly Model Airplane Make N’Take, which provides children with snap-together model airplanes they assemble with guidance from Sonoran Desert Model Builders volunteers.

Every second Saturday of the month is reserved for a rocket science-themed experiential program that provides children with knowledge of the laws of motion through building and testing experiments. Another offering is How Things Fly, which explores aerodynamics through hands-on exercises and demonstrations. All Soarin’ Saturdays events require parent participation, with advance reservations recommended.


Sites to Visit with Natural Beauty in British Columbia

Yoho National Park pic

Yoho National Park
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A real estate investor in Oklahoma, Lew McGinnis has more than 55 years of industry experience. Outside of work, Lew McGinnis has traveled both domestically and abroad and has even been to British Columbia.

Located on Canada’s west coast, British Columbia is rich with natural beauty. The following are a few places to visit in British Columbia:

Yoho National Park. Yoho National Park is teeming with natural beauty, including waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, and its famous Lake O’Hara. Visitors should also check out Takakkaw Falls, which drops 1,260 feet and is among North America’s highest falls.

Whistler Blackcomb. The venue for the downhill ski competition in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Whistler Blackcomb is Canada’s main ski area. Visitors to the area should also check out Whistler Village, which features numerous restaurants and shops.

Butchart Gardens. Located on Vancouver Island at the site of an old quarry, Butchart Gardens features a unique mix of plants, trees, and flowers that change with each season.