AACA Museum opens for home-schooled children

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HERSHEY, Pa. - Innovation and invention will be the focus of the Homeschool Day 2007 event at the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pa., March 14.

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Age-appropriate activities and learning labs supported by Pennsylvania State Standards in history, math, economics, English, science and technology will occur throughout the exhibits, all told through automotive culture.

"In addition to the special brass-era cars, the children will have an opportunity to cruise eight decades of automobiles in unique settings," said AACA Museum curator Jeff Bliemeister, "and they will have wonderful interactive experiences as well, like sitting at the counter of a restored 1941 diner comparing menu prices, or jumping on the bell of a recreated World War II-era service station."

Bliemeister also added that families can visit the museum's recreated circa-1900 auto machine shop, handle historic auto-related artifacts or make various take-home projects.

The museum's Homeschool Day 2007 is a self-guided program, and advance registration is requested. The special activities extend from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., and regular admission prices apply for students (a $2-per-person discount will be offered to adults accompanying the students for this event).

For further information, call 717-566-7100, or visit www.aacamuseum.org.

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