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The National STEM Academy offers several educational adult programs.  Guided Tours are history-based tours led by trained staff from the Museum of Aviation Education Center, and participants have an opportunity to go inside an airplane.  Businesses and organizations of all kinds can sign up for a Mission Quest Team Building program that will help to strengthen any team and focuses on teamwork and communication.  The Resource Center offers workshops and resources to teachers and educators of all kinds, including homeschooling parents.  Details can be found below.

Guided Tours (Ages 4 - Adult)

Explore World History through exhibits and aircraft at The Museum of Aviation! Guided Tours are history-based tours led by trained staff from the Museum of Aviation Education Center.

You will also go inside the C-130 “Hercules” airplane for an Inside-an-aircraft experience.  While inside the C-130 “Hercules,” you will watch a video on paratroopers and other missions performed by the C-130.

  • Guided Tours last approximately 1.5 hours.
  • The Guided Tour will include one or more buildings.
  • Guided Tours are offered Tuesday – Saturday
  • Fee: $5 per participant

To schedule, please complete the request form below.

Mission Quest Adult Team Building (Adult Groups & Organizations)

The Aviation Team Building program builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration.  This is a customizable 3 – 6 hour program designed to fit your needs.  It provides your staff an opportunity to plan and fly a mission in the Mission Quest Flight Simulation lab.  Your mission success depends on working together for mutual support.  Your team will have learned valuable team building cohesiveness and leadership skills.

The program offers participants the opportunity to engage in historical combat scenarios.  “Crew members” will fly state-of-the-art B-1, C-17, or F-15 flight simulators while working to complete specific team-oriented goals.  Live ATC will monitor your mission, but you will have to plan it with your squadron.  No flight experience necessary.

The program includes:
  • Situational Awareness
  • Science and Technology
  • Teamwork
  • Basic Flight Physics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Decision-making
  • Flight Planning
  • Communications

To schedule, please complete the form below.

Resource Center (Adults, Educators, & College Students)

K – 12 and University Educators, College Students, & Homeschool Parents: Adult programs are offered to educators and future educators. These programs provide free materials, monthly STEM workshops, online training opportunities, STEM conferences and intern opportunities to future educators.

The National STEM Academy Resource Center is located in the Space and Innovation Center at the Museum of Aviation and serves as a preview and distribution center for educational materials which focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. It offers K-12 and University educators easy access to STEM resources suitable for use in their classrooms.

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Due to COVID-19, some hours and programs may have temporary changes, including, but not limited to minimum and maximum numbers for in-house programs. Program adjustments will be relayed as needed after completing a program request form on each program page.