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Virtual Museum Tours

Strange and Amazing Aircraft Tour

If you can’t come to The Museum of Flight then we’ll bring the Museum to you! Virtual Museum Tours use the “story” in “history” to bring the Museum’s galleries and artifacts to life for K-12 learners.

Meets CCSS, NGSS, and 21st Century Skills learning standards.

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Space Shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer Virtual Tour

Every astronaut in the 30-year history of the Space Shuttle program trained on the Space Shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer to get ready to go to space. In this live virtual tour, your students will learn what it was like for a Space Shuttle astronaut to go to and live in space. We use 360 degree high-resolution scans to give an up-close look of the “flight deck” (cockpit) and the “mid-deck” (crew living and working areas), while an educator provides in-depth information about what you're seeing.

Grade Level: 

  • Tour 1: K-2nd grade
  • Tour 2: 3rd-5th grade
  • Tour 3: 6th-8th grade
  • Tour 4: 9th-12th grade

Program length: 

  • Tour 1: 30 minutes
  • Tours 2-4: 45 minutes

All tours are live and include an introduction, tour and Q&A session.

Price:  $75 per class/group (max 40 participants)

Technical requirements:  A computer with internet connection

Availability: Monday through Friday | 9:30AM, 11:30AM and 1:30PM and Wednesdays at 4:00PM (Pacific Time). Other possible times by request, please email us for more info.

Request this Program!*

*Request form works best from a computer, not a mobile device
For additional questions, please email education@museumofflight.org or call 206-764-0384


Strange and Amazing Aircraft Tour

Help! Two of our Museum Educators have been given an important task: locate and observe some of our most strange and amazing aircraft in the Museum's T.A. Wilson Great Gallery and discover what purpose they served. But, the Museum is huge and our poor Educators are lost! Can you help them navigate through the Great Gallery and find all of the aircraft?

This tour introduces students grades K–2 to a wide range of unique aircraft designs. At the end of the program, students will be able to describe different types of aircraft and their functions including gliders, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters, and even flying cars!

Supports Next Generation Science Standards (Engineering Design), Common Core Standards (Speaking and Listening) and 21st Century Skills such as Creativity, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving.


Two ways to experience this tour:

  • Live Tour: Students are guided by a Museum Educator as they take a virtual walk through the Great Gallery. Through engaging videos and reflection questions, the Educator will lead students in an exploration of four strange and amazing aircraft. | 30 minutes
  • Pre-Recorded Tour: You lead students on an exploration of the Great Gallery via a Prezi presentation. After discovering each strange and amazing aircraft through a suite of videos, students will engage in reflection questions to discover the important role each of these strange aircraft serves and their purpose in aviation.

Grade Level: K-2nd grade

Price:

  • Live Tour: $75 per class/group (max 40 participants)
  • Pre-Recorded Tour: $20

Technical requirements: 

  • A computer with internet connection
  • Ability to access YouTube (Pre-Recorded Tour only; all videos are hosted through the Museum’s YouTube channel)

Availability:

  • Live Tour: Monday through Friday | 9:30AM, 11:30AM and 1:30PM and Wednesdays at 4:00PM (Pacific Time). Other possible times by request, please email us for more info.
  • Pre-Recorded Tour: Anytime!

Request a Live Tour!*

Purchase a Pre-Recorded Program!*

*Works best from a computer, not a mobile device
For additional questions, please email education@museumofflight.org or call 206-764-0384

What platform is used to access/participate in these programs?

All live programming at The Museum of Flight is delivered via Zoom—please let us know during registration if an alternative platform is required. Pre-recorded tours utilize Prezi and YouTube.

Are there pre-recorded tours?

Strange and Amazing can be run as a live program, but also has a pre-recorded option!

Are there accompanying program materials?

Yes! After booking you will receive an Educator Guide complete with Big Ideas, Vocabulary, Discussion and Comprehension Questions and Extension Activities that supports State Learning Standards.

There's a tour we'd like to take that isn't listed, can we request a different tour?

Email us at education@museumoffligt.org and we can discuss further.

Does the teacher/group leader need to remain present during the program?

A minimum of one chaperone must remain online for the duration of the program. Chaperone can be a teacher or other school/district/organization staff member. Monitoring of students’ behavior is the chaperone’s responsibility.

How soon do I need to make a reservation?

Programs must be requested at least 2 weeks prior to the date(s) you would like to book, but sooner is better.

When is payment due?

Payment is due at least 2 weeks prior to your program date(s), but sooner is better. Payment can be made over the phone by credit card (preferred) or purchase order (PO).

When will I receive my program link?

You will receive your program link one week prior to your program date.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations made more than 7 days in advance of the scheduled program date are eligible for full refund. Cancellations made within 7 days, including no-shows, are eligible for a refund minus a $50 administrative fee.

Is financial assistance available?

Visit our Financial Assistance page to learn more.


For additional questions, please email education@museumofflight.org or call 206-764-0384