All school and public groups with advance reservations receive a guided tour of the Museum collection for no additional charge.† Led by knowledgeable staff and volunteers, tours last approximately 30 minutes.
Tour content varies by topic and grade level, but all include:
- Observations of historic aircraft.
- Interpretation of historical and/or scientific significance of select aircraft.
- Opportunities to enter aircraft cockpits.
- Demonstrations of aircraft function and/or aerodynamics.
Following their tours and any selected hands-on programs , groups are invited to explore Gallery exhibits more closely under the supervision of a teacher or chaperone.† Popular exhibits include flight simulators, aircraft cockpits and the Boeing 747.† The Museumís Gift Shop is also open; students and children are required to be accompanied by an adult in the Gift Shop.
Exhibit Safaris are "scavenger hunt" style worksheets suitable for an entire class that facilitate additional museum exploration. Safaris correspond with the content presented in each tour in an age-appropriate manner.† Both student worksheets and teacher answer keys are available for download.† Extend the Gallery experience by scouring the Gallery for the answers following a tour experience.