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 206-764-0384 or educationreservations@museumofflight.org.

Availability & Price

Fossett Adventurers

Program available for booking starting October 1, 2020.

Fossett Engineers

In this interactive program, participants discover how airplane parts work together, experience imagination-fueled flights in the Flight Zone’s real aircraft, and assemble and test unique Flying Contraptions. This program is offered to students in K-1st grade, allows for a maximum of 32 participants and is available Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, and 12:30 PM.

  • 1-hour Program $200

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 32 participants and is available Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM and 12:30 PM.

  • 1-hour Program $200

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 32 participants and is available Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM.

  • 90-minute Program $250

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. Students will also design and build a pressure suit for a marshmallow, solving the problem of how to protect an explorer in the low-pressure environment of space.

This program is offered to students in 4th – 8th grade, allows for a maximum of 32 participants and is available Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM.

  • 90 minute program $250