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LittleFokker
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New Children's Museum with 737

Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:02 am

In the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, a new children's museum by the name of Kidzania will be opening next summer. One of the featured exhibits will be a real life 737 complete with simulators. An article with more details:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ ... story.html

There is a similar one opening in up Frisco, TX (northern suburb of the DFW metroplex), and an article there stated that a B737-500 was being used, but I can't find any info on the type of 737 being used in Oak Brook. In either case, I haven't been able to find any info on the aircraft registration to figure out who the previous owner/operators of each aircraft were. Does anyone have better information on the history of the aircraft being used?
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Re: New Children's Museum with 737

Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:31 am

Apparently it's also a 737-500.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... s/Nr6MSonj

PS: KidZania is not really a museum, more like a career theme park.
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Re: New Children's Museum with 737

Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:45 pm

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Apparently it's also a 737-500.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... s/Nr6MSonj

PS: KidZania is not really a museum, more like a career theme park.


Thank you for the info. I wonder if they did a package deal with Aerolineas Argentina for all of their old 735s (since they have multiple locations around the world)?

And duly noted about the career theme park distinction, I had never heard of it before.
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Re: New Children's Museum with 737

Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:34 pm

LittleFokker wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Apparently it's also a 737-500.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... s/Nr6MSonj

PS: KidZania is not really a museum, more like a career theme park.


Thank you for the info. I wonder if they did a package deal with Aerolineas Argentina for all of their old 735s (since they have multiple locations around the world)?

And duly noted about the career theme park distinction, I had never heard of it before.


Not sure about the rest, but here in Malaysia our KidZania got its 737 from AirAsia, while the Singapore KidZania have a Qatar 737.

It looks fun, but since I don't have a kid yet and my nephews are still too young to go there, I haven't been able to check it out yet.
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Re: New Children's Museum with 737

Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:34 am

LittleFokker wrote:
There is a similar one opening in up Frisco, TX (northern suburb of the DFW metroplex)



I do live in Frisco. Do you have any details of this new one?


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Re: New Children's Museum with 737

Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:50 am

As a pediatrician, I'd like to encourage A.net members near these museums who have some aviation qualifications to reach out to the museums' management to discuss the possibility that you might give a talk or two for the kids. Please don't be afraid. Museum staff might be willing to help you find some age-appropriate material to cover.

For my part, I have spoken at local science museums about medicine and biology, and the human body to children and it's a lot of fun.
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Re: New Children's Museum with 737

Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:14 am

744lover wrote:
LittleFokker wrote:
There is a similar one opening in up Frisco, TX (northern suburb of the DFW metroplex)



I do live in Frisco. Do you have any details of this new one?


Thanks,
744lover


https://www.dallasnews.com/news/frisco/ ... s-location

Looks like Stonebriar Centre shopping mall, across the street from the minor league baseball park. My mom used to live in Frisco, so I was a regular visitor to the area. Frisco is growing crazy fast.
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