Children will have the opportunity to earn a “Certificate of Participation” for a two-way contact by amateur radio on Kids Day on Sunday, June 18, at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.
Amateur Radio Kids Day will be from 1-4 p.m. in the Museum’s Discovery Lab. Participation is free with admission, a press release said.
Kids Day is designed to give on-the-air experience to young people and foster interest in getting their own amateur radio license. It also gives licensed ham radio operators a chance to share their stations and love for amateur radio with children, the press release said.
Children visiting the Museum will have the chance to speak with hams and other children all over North America from a radio station in CMOR’s Discovery Lab. Kids Day is sponsored by ARRL (Amateur Radio Relay League), the National Association for Amateur Radio.
The Children’s Museum, at 461 West Outer Drive in Oak Ridge, offers children and families the opportunity for learning through play, and it is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, the press release said. Museum admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 62 and older, and $6 for children ages 3-18. Admission is free for children under 3 and museum members.
For more information, see the Children’s Museum website at http://childrensmuseumofoakridge.org/ or call (865) 482-1074.
This press release and photos were submitted by Kay Brookshire.