Blue Angels at Discovery Center June 1

Event includes multimedia presentation, questions and answers and autograph session

The Blue Angels will make a stop at Discovery Center Museum from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Friday, June 1, for a special program about the Blue Angel experience.

The event will include a brief multimedia presentation, questions and answers, and time for autographs and photos.

The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform during the 2007 AirFest in Rockford June 1-3.

The Blue Angels’ mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts, and to represent the naval service to the United States, its elected leadership and foreign nations. The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps.

The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly 66 air shows at 35 air show sites in the United States during the 2007 season, as the team celebrates 20 years of flying the F/A-18 Hornet. Last season, more than 15 million spectators watched the Blue Angels perform. Since its inception in 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 427 million fans.

Discovery Center Museum is a non-profit science and children’s museum with more than 200 hands-on exhibits, a planetarium, special area for children younger than 6, and an outdoor science park.

For more information, call (815) 963-6769 or visit

Discovery Center Museum is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. General admission is $5 adults, $4 children (ages 2 to 17) and free to children younger than 2 and Museum members. Hours of operation are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; and noon-5 p.m., Sunday.

from the May 16-22, 2007, issue

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