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The ACE (Ask. Challenge. Educate.) field trip program offers Pre K – 5th grade students interactive STEM experiences highlighting goal setting and problem-solving skills.  The programs feature grade-specific hands-on curriculum and activities correlated to the Georgia Science Standards of Excellence.

ACE Wonder Wings (Pre K)

The ACE Wonder Wings STEM program aims to encourage STEM learning at an early age with fun hands-on activities.  The ACE Wonder Wings program is specifically designed to correlate with the GA Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS).


  • COST: $5 per student
  • MINIMUM: 20 students
  • MAXIMUM: 50 students
  • DAYS: Tuesdays – Fridays  August – May, not offered June –  July.                  

ACE (K - 5th Grades)

The ACE STEM Field Trip Program is designed to spark students’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through engaging, hands-on activities specifically correlated to GA Standards of Excellence for Science. Objectives can be found below.  Includes one STEM demonstration and a tour of a hangar.

  • MINIMUM: 20 students
  • DAYS: Tuesdays – Fridays   August – May, not offered June –  July.
  • COST: $7 per student

Key Objectives:

Kindergarten: SKP2 Force and Motion

Using various objects students will compare different types of motion.

1st Grade: S1P1/S1P2: Sound Light and Magnetism

Students will investigate magnets, and build a device that creates light and sound.

2nd Grade: S2P2 Forces and Motion

Students will demonstrate the effect of force upon an object.

3rd Grade: S3P1 Heat and Energy

Students will explore and identify sources of heat energy and experience an exothermic reaction.

4th Grade: S4P3 Gravitational Force

Students will demonstrate how gravitational force affects an object.

5th Grade: S5P2 Electricity

Students will investigate Electricity and build a simple circuit.

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ACE Plus History Guided Tour (K - 5th Grades)

ACE Plus combines two STEM demonstrations with a Guided History Tour of 1-2 buildings. Students also experience the C-130 Hercules Airplane Exhibit by learning about the role of the aircraft and paratroopers.
  • Cost: $14 per student ($7 for ACE & $7 for Guided Tour)

All other ACE guidelines apply.



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'On the Go' Outreach Programs

‘On the Go’ Outreach Programs are offered to schools within 50 miles of the Museum of Aviation.

Programs are for Pre K – 12th Grades and include several different options, based on curriculum needs.


See what teachers are saying about our programs!

“The students enjoyed the program immensely as they were engaged and asking a lot of good questions.” – Instructor

“I would highly recommend this experience to others and look forward to participating again in the future! The program was aligned to our 4th grade Forces and Motion STEM unit, and students were able to make connections to how gravity affects the motion of objects. Students were engaged throughout the experience and loved constructing and testing rotor blades.” -Instructor

“I would like to thank Liz Skinner and Candi James for their expertise. The students really enjoyed it!” – Instructor

“The content was based on fifth grade standards and was an excellent way for the students to make a connection to concepts that can sometimes seem foreign to young students.” -Instructor

Live Virtual Field Trips

The National STEM Academy is now offering Live Virtual Field Trips for groups, schools, and organizations Worldwide!

With many curriculum options to choose from, the National STEM Academy’s ACE STEM programs also offer Live Virtual Field Trip options.  Guided tour and hands-on STEM-focused programs highlight Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in an innovative and interactive setting.

Homeschool Programs

The ACE Program also offers Homeschool workshops throughout the year!