• Professional Development Workshops

Professional Development Workshops


General Booking Contact

206-764-1384 or
Development Workshop Registration

For questions or more information please see each program listing.

The Museum of Flight is committed to delivering rich educational experiences for all educators. Washington State clock-hours are available upon workshop completion.


Workshops require advance reservations. To register, call 206-764-1384 or e-mail Development Workshop Registration.


All workshops are available for fulfillment of Washington State clock-hour requirements. Fees are $2 per clock-hour in addition to any workshop fee, payable upon completion of the workshop.

Unless Noted Otherwise In The Class Description:

• Workshops are held at the Museum of Flight.
• Classes are free for Museum members and $25 for non-members.

• Class schedule is subject to change. 

K – 12 Educator Open House

K – 12 educators, administrators, and their families can 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.

Dates: November 11, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Audience: K – 12 educators
Fee: Free Museum admission
Questions: education@museumofflight.org or 206-768-7157

Aviation Learning Center Workshop

This workshop introduces the concepts and ideas behind the Aviation Learning Center, while also providing group leaders with materials to prepare their group for an ALC experience. Leaders who attend an ALC Educator Workshop in advance of their scheduled program receive a $100 discount on the program fee.


2010:  October 2, November 9, December 4

2011:  January 13, February 12, March 16, April 16,

          May 10

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Saturday Workshops)
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Weekday Workshops)
Audience: Educators teaching students in grades 5 – 12
Fee: Included in ALC program price; $25 if no program reserved
Questions: alc@museumofflight.org or 206-768-7188

Challenger Learning Center Workshop

Prepare your group to be scientists, engineers, and astronauts in a simulated space mission. This workshop provides group leaders with everything they need to prepare their students for the exciting, hands-on tasks they will encounter in the Challenger Learning Center. Leaders who attend a CLC Workshop in advance of their scheduled program receive a $100 discount on the program fee.


2010:  November 6

2011:  January 19, March 12, April 14

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Saturday Workshops)
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Weekday Workshops)
Audience: Educators teaching students in grades 5 – 12
Fee: Included in CLC program price; $25 if no program reserved
Questions: clc@museumofflight.org or 206-768-7216



Alien Safari! Using Extremophiles To Excite Students And Meet State Science Standards


Join NASA Solar System Exploration Educator Denise Thompson and special guest University of Washington assistant research professor and NASA Astrobiology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology Program project principal investigator Stephen Wood to explore the diversity of the microbial world. Use hands on activities and multi-media tools to investigate life, extreme environments, habitability, and microbial diversity.  Includes a variety of FREE NASA astrobiology curricular materials.

(WA state clock hours available at no charge).


Date:               October 9, 2010

Time:              9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Audience:       Educators teaching students in grades 6 - 12

Location:        Museum of Flight

Fee:                Free

Registration: dsmith @museumofflight.org or 206-764-1384

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





The Science Of Sound


Sounds and silence, resonating instruments, tone, rhythm, melody, and harmony all have an effect on our physical and emotional responses to life. 

Join Museum of Flight and EMP|SFM educators to learn how to teach students about sound and explore it as a form of energy.  Investigate the ways in which sound vibrations are generated, transmitted, received, and interpreted through music. Participants will engage in:

  • Activities from the FOSS (Full Option Science System) “Physics of Sound” kit
  •  Creation of simple percussion instruments (problem solving)
  •  Investigation of sound transmission using different substances
  •  Discussions about the ear (antennas or receptors) and the brain (interpretation centers)
  •  Conversations with peer educators about bringing science of sound to students
  •  Exhibitions – Tour the Sound Lab, Guitar Lab and other exhibits at EMP/SFM


Date:               November 13, 2010


Time:               9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Audience:         Educators teaching students in grades 3 - 5


Location:          Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum


Fee:                 $15 (WA State clock hours available for additional $8)


Registration:      www.brownpapertickets.com/event/124359


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

                        patriciack@emp/sfm.org or 206-262-3250