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Museum Education Programs

At the EAA AirVenture Museum we believe aviation is a fun, exciting and stimulating subject and therefore a wonderful environment for learning!

Here you will find all of the programs offered in the Museum by EAA’s Education Department. Each of the programs is intended for a range of student ages and group sizes.

Each of our programs are taught by a staff of professional educators, dedicated to fundamental learning objectives and engaging teaching methods. The collection of our museum is filled with exciting stories and lessons, and so are our programs.

Programs | Scout Programs | Night Flights

Programs

Build your visit from the options listed below.

Group (10 +) Museum admission costs: $6.50
* 1 free chaperone for every 8 students

Self-Guided Tour of the Museum
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 10/unlimited participants
Amount of Time Required: 1-3 hours
Available anytime during Museum hours

Guided Tour of the Museum
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 10/unlimited participants
Amount of Time Required: 1-1.5 hours
Available anytime during Museum hours with 3 weeks advance notice

Come see one of the greatest aviation museums in the country! With over 150 airplanes on display, the dreams of aviation come to life at EAA. A self-guided tour allows you to see the museum at your own pace while you browse through the extensive galleries. Guided tour groups are paired with one of the superb volunteers that support EAA, their enthusiasm for the subject and the Museum make every visit memorable. Visit today and make flight come alive! Learn more

Straw Rockets Add-On Program (K-2)
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 20/75 participants
Amount of Time Required: 1 Hour
$2.50 additional per student

What do you think of when you hear the word rocket? Does a straw, an earplug and a piece of string come to mind? You definitely need to see this rocket fly! Students learn about Newton’s third law of motion, the parts of a rocket, and the forces of flight. Learn more

Paper Pilots- Basic Concepts of Flight (1st-8th)
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 20/40 participants
Amount of Time Required: 1 Hour
$3.50 additional per student

How does an airplane stay in the air? In this hands-on lesson students learn about the four forces of flight and the parts of an airplane. Students will build their own paper airplane and launch it for distance, accuracy, and time aloft. Learn more

Teamwork in Aerospace- (3rd-12th)
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 20/40 participants
Amount of Time Required: 1 Hour
$3.50 additional per student

NASA Glenn Research Center requires a new paper glider aircraft for its Visitor Center student outreach activities. The aircraft is to be hand launched with no other external or internal power source, and the aircraft is to be built for distance (not time aloft or speed). Students will work in “companies” to create and launch their glider in hopes of winning the award with a contract through NASA. Learn more

Wooden Wing Rib Add-On Program- (8th - 12th graders)
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 20/30 participants
Amount of Time Required: 1 Hour
$10.00 additional per student

Learn about how an airplane wing is constructed as you create your very own wooden wing rib.

Balsa Gliders I - (4th – 8th graders)
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 20/30 students
Amount of Time Required: 1 Hour
$5.00 additional per student

In this activity students will learn about gliders and basic terminology of an airplane. The students will put together a pre-packaged glider and test fly to get an understanding of flight. Learn more

Balsa Gliders II - (8th – 12th graders)
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 20/30 students
Amount of Time Required: 1 Hour
$9.00 additional per student

Burt Rutan was enthralled with constructing gliders when he was only a child and he eventually created a glider that helped launch SpaceShipOne into space, winning the $10 million Ansari-X prize. In this activity students will learn about gliders and follow in Burt Rutan’s footsteps by designing, constructing and flying their very own balsa glider. Learn more

Fizzing Rockets Add-On Program- (3rd- 5th graders)
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 20/30 participants
Amount of Time Required: 1 Hour
$3.50 additional per student
*If students want to keep their fizzing rocket they must bring their own inner locking fugi film canister.

What do you get when you mix Alka Seltzer and water in a film canister? Why your own rocket of course! Students learn about Newton’s third law of motion, the parts of a rocket, and the forces of flight. Learn more

Pop Rocket Add-On Program- (3rd – 5th graders)
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 20/40 students
Amount of Time Required: 1 - 1 Hours
$4.50 additional per student

Blastoff to distant planets, through the Milky Way and into Black Holes as you launch your Pop Rocket through various obstacles. Learn what makes a Pop Rocket soar using a soda bottle and your vary-own Pop Rocket. Learn more

Houston We Have an Omelet Add-On Program- (K- 12th graders)
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 20/75 participants in teams of two
Amount of Time Required: 1 hour
$5.00 additional per student

Learn about SS1 and feathering as you build a reentry vehicle to keep your “eggstronaunt” safe while re-entering the atmosphere. Learn more

Compressed Air Rocket Add-On Program- (3rd - 8th graders)
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required:
1 launch: 20/30 participants
2 launches: 20/30 participants
Amount of Time Required: 1 - 2 Hours
$5.00 additional per student

3, 2, 1 Blastoff! Learn what makes a rocket fly high as you build an air compressed rocket out of basic household materials. Even compressed air can propel a rocket. Students learn about Newton’s third law of motion, the parts of a rocket, and the forces of flight. (Available April 1st - November 1st only). Learn more

Rocket Car Add-On Program- (5th – 8th graders)
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 20/40 students
Amount of Time Required: 1 - 1 Hours
$4.50 additional per student

Create your vary-own air driven Rocket Car. Learn what makes your Rocket Car speed across the floor along a tape measure as you apply Sir Isaac Newton’s “Three Laws of Motion” while building the ultimate car with Styrofoam, Straws and a Balloon to go the distance!” Learn more

Ground School - (4th - 12th)
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required:
10/14 participants, 1:1 student/computer ratio
15/28 participants, 2:1 student/computer ratio
Amount of Time Required: 1 hour depending on group size
$5.00 per student plus Museum admission

Formation Flight is a very flexible program designed to meet the needs of large groups. Based around your student’s aviation background you can choose which level of Formation Flight would best meet your student’s needs. Formation Flight levels include: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. Learn more

Operation Aviation - (6th- 12th graders)
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 15/21 in groups of 3
Amount of Time Required: 2 -3 Hours
$16.50 per student and that includes Museum admission

A 9.3 magnitude earthquake has struck the Los Angeles Basin. It is your duty to work together as a team to train, plan and complete your mission in the time allotted. Good Luck! Learn more

Check out the Operation Aviation web page for more information.

*All prices subject to change without notice.
*For availability and to make a reservation contact
museum@eaa.org

Scout Programs

Boy Scout Merit Badge Program
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 20/30 scouts
. Adult chaperones are counted separately.

*If you do not meet the minimum count requirement you will be charged for the minimum count of scouts.

Amount of Time Required: 5 Hours
$15.00 per scout

This four-hour program (plus a one-hour tour) will provide aviation experiences for qualifying participants to receive the boy scout application for merit badge endorsed by one of EAA’s Aviation Merit Badge counselors.

Check out the program overview here!

Webelos/ Cub Scout Aerospace Program
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 20/30 scouts. Adult chaperones are counted separately.

*If you do not meet the minimum count requirement you will be charged for the minimum count of scouts.

Amount of Time Required: 2 Hours
$12.00 per scout

This program is full of fun things to help participants experience aerospace. It includes a guided one-hour museum tour, time in the KidVenture Gallery, and the “Paper Pilots” program, which is an additional one-hour program that explores how an airplane can stay in the air.

Check out the program overview here!

Girl Scout Aerospace Badge Program
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 20/30 scouts
. Adult chaperones are counted separately.

*If you do not meet the minimum count requirement you will be charged for the minimum count of scouts.

Amount of Time Required: 4 Hours
$14.00 per scout

This program includes a guided one-hour museum tour emphasizing the interrelationships of women, technology, and career opportunities in aviation, plus the three-hour aerospace program, which includes activity based explorations in flight.

Check out the program overview here!

*All pricing subject to change without notice.
*For availability and to make a reservation contact
museum@eaa.org

Night Flight

Sleepover in the Museum
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required: 20/40 students

*If you do not meet the minimum count requirement you will be charged for the minimum count of scouts.

Amount of Time Required: 5 PM- 8AM
$35.00 per participant & $15.00 per chaperone

A once in a lifetime chance to sleep along side the airplanes during this unique overnight experience! Your time will be spent exploring the museum and its exciting galleries. A dinner at night and breakfast in the morning help provide the fuel needed for a fun filled adventure in the EAA AirVenture Museum after hours!
* 1 chaperone required for every 8 children

*All pricing subject to change without notice.
*For availability and to make a reservation contact
museum@eaa.org

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