North Kingstown, RI – September 25, 2017 – New England residents flocked to Quonset State Airport to be among the first to see the newly unveiled Air Force One Experience, a full-scale recreation of Air Force One created by the New York-based the Children’s Democracy Project, whose mission to teach children the importance and value of democracy. More than 9,500 guests reserved tours of the experience during opening week.
“We are blown away by the tremendous support and feedback we’ve received from the residents of Rhode Island and all of New England,” said Ari Scharf, Chairman of the Children’s Democracy Project. “The response has been amazing, and we are so pleased that guests have taken advantage of our free preview period as we continue to add to the experience.”
To ensure every visitor enjoys a unique and informative experience, officials are seeking docents to volunteer in providing tours and helpful information to guests on site. “We are looking for people with a passion for American history, democracy, and freedom,” Scharf said. “So many visitors thus far have commented in amazement of the exhibit, and this is an opportunity for individuals to help us spread the true spirit of America through Air Force One. We welcome all Southern New Englanders to get involved.” For more information and to volunteer email firstname.lastname@example.org.
While all 9,000 complimentary tickets have been reserved, New England residents will still have the opportunity to view the exhibit at reduced preview pricing: $17.50 for adults; $15.00 for seniors; $10.00 for kids 5-12; free for kids four years and under. Parking is free. Much like boarding a traditional aircraft, guests must have tickets in hand as they pass through security and access the tarmac where the aircraft is located.
Guests are also encouraged to make a monetary donation during their visit, with one-hundred percent of monies collected going to the American Red Cross Hurricane relief fund. The Air Force One Experience will be open daily for six weeks, through the end of October, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. during its preview period in Rhode Island, its only scheduled stop in New England.
Created to inspire the next generation of leaders, the Air Force One Experience is focused on connecting children with the principles of American democracy through a relatable and exciting experience.
For the first time ever, students, adults and history buffs of all ages will be able to experience an important collection of non-partisan Presidential items in one exhibition. Once on site, visitors will be able to see and touch the Boeing 747, known as the plane that changed the world, and view this massive marvel of technology from every angle, from its tires, to its engines and more.
Located at Quonset State Airport, 150 Airport Street in North Kingstown, RI, the Air Force One Experience is slated for a limited-time preview through October 31st before it embarks on a nationwide journey allowing Americans from across the United States to learn more about this iconic form of Presidential travel. This is the only tour stop in New England.
About The Children’s Democracy Project
The Children’s Democracy Project (CDP) has embarked on a landmark initiative to bring powerful lessons teaching the value of democracy and the right to vote to 50 million children across America. Children are sorely lacking a proper appreciation of the fundamental values that Americans hold dear. Without this appreciation, the next generations are at risk. The CDP has set out to create multiple platforms where children will see and experience democracy in action, learning valuable lessons through well-developed curriculums, powerful testimonials, high impact audio/visual presentations, and highly engaging exhibitions. For more information, visit www.childrensdemocracy.org.