Teacher Professional Development

To register:

call: 206-764-1384
email: dsmith@museumofflight.org

Program Audience(s): 

The Museum of Flight is committed to delivering rich educational experiences for all educators, including workshops and educator events.

Washington State Clock-Hours available at no charge for all workshops.

Advance reservations are required for all workshops. To register, please email dsmith@museumofflight.org or call 206-764-1384.



The Museum of Flight offers workshops in connection with its on-site Learning Center programs and in partnership with other organizations such as NASA, EMP Museum, and the Nordic Heritage Museum. All educators are welcome to attend, including formal, informal, and pre-service.

Washington State Clock Hours are available at no charge for all workshops. 

Registration is required for all workshops. See below for Registration Policies.


The Museum of Flight offers two on-site immersive aerospace experiences: the Aviation Learning Center (ALC) and the Challenger Learning Center (CLC). Both the ALC and CLC have a corresponding educator workshops. These workshops—in addition to providing aerospace resources and activities designed to benefit any classroom curriculum—offer a preview of the corresponding facility (ALC or CLC) and its program.

Educators who attend a Learning Center workshop in advance of their scheduled program receive a $100 discount off the program fee for the next 2-3 years. Upon completion of their program, educators are eligible for a one-year free family membership to the Museum. 


Aviation Learning Center
For educators teaching 4th grade and up.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
1:00 – 4:00p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015
9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.


Challenger Learning Center
For educators teaching 5th grade and up.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.*
*Stay after the workshop to attend a free Public Program at 2:00p.m. featuring NASA Shuttle Astronaut Nick Patrick.

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015
9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.



Mars Cubed - Mars, Magnetism and MAVEN
What do Mars, Magnetism and MAVEN have in common? Explore magnetism, electro-magnetic fields and the mystery of Mars’ missing atmosphere using activities and data from the MAVEN satellite mission. This session includes an overview of the science, hands-on inquiry and engineering activities, and plenty of classroom resources that meet NGSS and state science standards. WA State Clock Hours are offered at no charge, and all participants receive a $10 gift certificate to the Museum Store.

Presented by NASA Solar System Exploration Educator Denise Thompson.


Date:                 Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time:                 9:00 a.m. - noon
Audience:          Educators teaching students in grades 6 – 12
Clock Hours:     Three for free
Fee:                   $10

Location:           Museum of Flight
Questions:         mkwong@museumofflight.org or 206-768-7216
Register by:       March 11, 2015



Registration Policies for All Workshops

Advance registration is required for all workshops. Space is limited.  Most workshops require a $10 registration fee.  However, the registration fee ($10) is waived for educators attending either of the two Learning Center Workshops.

The Museum of Flight reserves the right to cancel any workshop, and in such a case will issue a complete refund of any registration fees.  Educators who register for a workshop but fail to attend, or neglect to cancel three working days prior to the event, forfeit their registration fee.

To inquire about a workshop, register, or cancel a registration, please call (206) 764-1384 or email dsmith@museumofflight.org.