Teacher Professional Development

Program Audience(s): 

To register:

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

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, Oct. 3, 2015  9am – 1pm

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016  9am – 1pm

Saturday, May 7, 2016  9am – 1pm


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

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015  9am – 1pm

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016  9am – 1pm

Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016  9am – 1pm



Aviation Careers and the Basics of Flight: STEM Opportunities for the Next Generation

Airplane manufacturing is a large part of the heritage and community in the Seattle area. Boeing and The Museum of Flight are presenting this workshop to introduce high school teachers to the concepts of flight and the STEM career opportunities they can introduce to their students.

The current market outlook defines a huge demand for airplanes; it forecasts that over 38,000 jetliners are needed to fulfill global demand in the next 20 years. Well over one million pilots and technicians will be needed to keep those airplanes flying. The Boeing Company would like to invite educators to become advocates for aviation careers and engage with local youth to help them explore opportunities in all facets of aviation.

This workshop provides hands-on experience to demonstrate the principles of flight, increased awareness of the many career opportunities in aviation/aerospace, and gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Boeing Company. Classroom resources that meet NGSS and state science standards are included and WA State Clock Hours are offered at no charge. In addition, all participants receive a $75 stipend.

Presented by Larry Seto, Marketing Product Manager of Flight Training, the Boeing Company

Date:                  Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Time:                  6:30 am – 4:00 pm (includes travel time)              

Audience:          Educators teaching students in grades 9 – 12

Clock Hours:      Six for free

Fee:                     none

Location:           Boeing Factory, Everett

  • Participants will be transported via bus to/from Museum of Flight or a designated P&R

Questions:         mkwong@museumofflight.org or 206-768-7216

Pre-register by:   Nov. 4, 2015

dsmith@museumofflight.org or 206-764-1384



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.




Educator Open House

Museum of Flight

November 11, 2015       10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

All K – 12 educators, administrators, and their families are invited to enjoy The Museum of Flight free of charge. Come explore our exhibits, learn about our educational programs, and discover air and space resources, products, and programs. No registration required.

For questions, contact education@museumofflight.org or 206-768-7157

Big Ideas: 

The Museum offers a wide range of teacher professional development workshops. Washington State Clock Hours are available.