In the Fossett Flyers programs, students learn about the science of flight while exploring the Flight Zone section of the Museum, as well as through a variety of hands-on activity stations.

For all Fossett programs, 1 chaperone for every 5 students is required.

For more information or to schedule a program, contact 206-764-1384 or educationreservations@museumofflight.org.

Availability & Price

Fossett Adventurers

Students will learn how the shape of a bug's wings affects its flight and discover the amazing world of insect flight. This program is offered to students in Pre-K - K, allows for a maximum of 20 participants and is available Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM and 12:30 PM.

  • 1-hour Program $150

Download Fossett Adventurers Objectives & Standards

Fossett Engineers

In this interactive program, participants discover how airplane parts work together, experience imagination-fueled flights in one of the Flight Zone’s real aircraft, and assemble and test unique gliders. This program is offered to students in K - 1st grade, allows for a maximum of 30 participants and is available Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM and 12:30 PM.

  • 1-hour Program $150

Download Fossett Engineers Objectives & Standards

Fossett Captains

Through hands-on explorations, students investigate pushes and pulls, balance and the four forces of flight. This program is offered to students in 2 - 3rd grade, allows for a maximum of 30 participants and is available Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM and 12:30 PM.

  • 1-hour Program $150

Download Fossett Captains Objectives & Standards

Fossett Designers

Students explore the four forces of flight and the engineering design process, then build and test their own balsa wood gliders and parachutes, using specially designed launchers and wind tunnels. This program is offered to students in 4 - 6th grade, allows for a maximum of 30 participants and is available Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

  • 90-minute Program $200

Download Fossett Designers Objectives & Standards


Fossett Explorers

Students work through introductory, hands-on activities in programming and engineering design. Using LEGO Mindstorms and tablets, students work in teams to program robots to complete space-themed challenges. Groups also design and build straw rockets to reach specific targets. Once built, launchers are used to test students’ rocket designs, adjusting angle of launch and rocket design to reach designated targets.

This program is offered to students in 4th – 12th grade, allows for a maximum of 30 participants and is available Monday through Friday at 10:00am and 12:00pm.

90 minute program $200

*For the 2017-2018 school year, this program will be offered at no charge, due to the ongoing content development.