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Museum Explorations

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Museum Explorations encourage students to dig for information through a variety of challenges and objectives.

Self-guided Explorations start with a brief introduction from a Museum Docent who will provide the appropriate resources for the Exploration, then students have the freedom to roam the galleries with their chaperone.

Docent-led Explorations take students through exhibit highlights, illustrating important facts and interesting stories behind the history of flight.


Strange and Amazing Aircraft Investigation

Students receive an illustrated booklet to use as they discover and analyze a wide range of aircraft designs from the most interesting to the strange and amazing.

  • This is a self-guided exploration
  • Suitable for 2nd and 3rd grade
  • Maximum group size: 30 participants
  • Program Length: 1-hour
  • Student groups require one chaperone for every 10 students. Additional chaperones (more than 10) will need to purchase Adult general admission.

Availability and Price:

Multiple start times offered Monday through Friday, every half hour from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Request form works best from a computer, not a mobile device.

Fee: $180

Download Strange and Amazing Aircraft Investigation Objectives & Standards

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Flying Through Time

From the oldest aircraft to modern jets, students explore aviation history, science, and technology through fun and engaging booklets that guide them to discover, question and extend their thinking about the development of aviation.

  • This is a self-guided exploration
  • Suitable for 4th to 6th grade
  • Maximum group size: 30 participants
  • Program Length: 1-hour
  • Student groups require one chaperone for every 10 students. Additional chaperones (more than 10) will need to purchase Adult general admission.

Availability and Price:

Multiple start times offered Monday through Friday, every half hour from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Request form works best from a computer, not a mobile device.

Fee: $180

Download Flying Through Time Objectives & Standards

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Dream of Flight

From the earliest dreams of flight to modern day space travel, students view these milestones as they are guided through the T.A Wilson Great Gallery and The Red Barn® exhibits. While tracing the development of flight, a Museum Docent highlights pivotal innovations in aircraft engineering and design.

  • This is a Docent-led exploration
  • Suitable for 6th to 12th grade
  • Maximum group size: 30 participants
  • Program Length: 1-hour
  • Student groups require one chaperone for every 10 students. Additional chaperones (more than 10) will need to purchase Adult general admission.

Availability and Price:

Multiple start times offered Monday through Friday, every half hour from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Request form works best from a computer, not a mobile device.

Fee: $180

Download Dream of Flight Objectives & Standards

Request Dreams of Flight



For more information or to schedule a program, contact 206-764-0384 or Education@museumofflight.org.