All school and public groups with advance reservations receive a guided tour of the Museumís collection for no additional charge.† Led by knowledgeable staff and volunteers, tours start in the Museumís Atrium and last approximately 30 minutes.†
Content varies by tour topic and grade level, but each includes dynamic demonstrations and opportunities to explore an airplane or helicopter cockpit hands-on.† Specific tour topics are recommended for different ages, but each field trip group may request any one tour shown below.
Following the tour, field trip groups will have a minimum of 20-30 minutes free exploration time to investigate exhibits more closely under the supervision of a teacher or chaperone. Popular exhibits include our Gallery-level flight simulators, aircraft cockpits, and the 747 exhibit. The Museumís Gift Shop is also open; students and children are required to be accompanied by an adult in the Gift Shop.
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.