The National STEM Academy is a registered trademark program of the Museum of Aviation Foundation.  The National STEM Academy offers field trip and individual programs that integrate innovative, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines, including the ‘Arts‘ such as history, literature, and more through the Heritage, ACE (Ask. Challenge. Educate.), Mission Quest, and the Educator Resource Center programs. These programs are offered for learners ages 4 through adult. Rigorous, goal-setting experiences challenge participants to solve problems and are aligned to state and national education standards. Career opportunities and workforce development strategies are highlighted throughout.

Field trips, workshops, and special events are conducted both at the Museum of Aviation, “On the Go” through outreach at school sites, and via live virtual field trips. 36,224 students and teachers were served by National STEM Academy programs during FY 2019.  STARBASE ROBINS served 16,988, for a total of 53,212 students and teachers served by the Museum of Aviation Foundation Education Center.

The Museum of Aviation Foundation, including the National STEM Academy, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Proceeds from all National STEM Academy programs, as well as, National STEM Academy monetary donations, go directly back to support the National STEM Academy.  If you would like more information or to donate or support a program, please contact Valerie Myers at for education donation information.

The Museum of Aviation does not offer lunch or lunch arrangements. For a list of preferred caterers, click here.

A Note from the Director:

Students have amazing imaginations.  Their ideas and willingness to design and create is truly remarkable and is what will be our future workforce.  The National STEM Academy proudly offers many programs that support learning opportunities for all ages four and over.   STEM Labs which are usually a few hours on a Saturday, and STEM Camps which are usually five consecutive days during a holiday week or Summer are very popular with families seeking STEM learning experiences for their student.

STEM Labs and Camps are interactive experiences that integrate innovative hands-on STEM disciplines.  Students of all ages learn about the Engineering Design Process through creative problem solving.  The goal-setting experiences often use scientific equipment and a variety of technology which includes robotics, virtual reality, 3D printers, flight simulators and much more.

STEM Labs and Camps also provide hands-on opportunities to create, build and learn in a relaxed environment without tests and specific benchmarks.   Students thrive in this type of classroom because there is less fear of failure and they have fun learning as they play.   Albert Einstein said, “play is the highest form of research”.   Our trained staff specifically allow students the time to think creatively, take risks, and communicate their design process.   It is often during the messiest activities that we see the students formulate the best ideas.    When your student leaves the National STEM Academy with what looks like a pile of popsicle sticks wrapped in masking tape or some sort of paper plate animal, please ask them what they learned while experimenting with this creation.

Thank you for your support as the National STEM Academy continues to provide learning opportunities that promote creativity and exploration.   Our team is sincerely grateful to all the families participating in programs located at the Museum of Aviation.


Melissa Spalding

Director of Education

National STEM Academy

Museum of Aviation Foundation

P.O. Box 2469

Warner Robins, GA 31099

STARBASE Robins Programs

5th – 8th Grade

Part of the premiere Department of Defense STARBASE STEM Program. The program engages students through its inquiry-based curriculum with its “hands-on, mind-on” experiential activities. During each student’s 25 hours of instruction, they are introduced to many STEM concepts and skills as well as 3D modeling and 3D printing. STARBASE ROBINS programs include its signature fifth grade program as well as its STARBASE 2.0 Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program, summer academies and robotics tournaments.

STARBASE Robins is located at the Museum of Aviation and is a part the Museum of Aviation Foundation’s Education Center.

National STEM Academy Program Guide

National STEM Academy Handbook of Policies and Procedures

Click the button below to view our Policies and Procedures Handbook.  You are welcome to download and/or print a copy for your records.

All participants for all National STEM Academy programs must acknowledge receipt of the Handbook.

If you are paying online through the registration system or in person via electronic check or credit card, you will sign the form electronically confirming receipt and agreeance to these policies.

If paying by cash, paper check, or money order, the below must be signed by Program Coordinator or Parent/Guardian at the time of registration or reservation for any program.  You may download the form, sign it electronically and email it back to your coordinator.

For questions or issues accessing this document, please call or email 478-926-1985,

Education Resources

The National STEM Academy Educator Resource Center offers many education resources, lessons, a lending library, and more.

Curriculum Standards Correlations

The National STEM Academy strives to correlate all programs with state and national education standards.  Please see standards correlations for each program on that program’s page by clicking the appropriate grade level in the navigation bar.

STAR Partners

STAR Partners are partners who have generously donated $5,000 or more to support the National STEM Academy.

Feedback and Reviews

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The Museum of Aviation and the National STEM Academy have been blessed with many awards throughout the years.

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Virtual Field Trips

Bring Live Virtual STEM and Social Studies Programs into your Classroom!

Live Virtual field trips are easy to do and can be set up by us, using our video conferencing software, or by you.

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Check out some awesome education videos, lessons, story times, and more!

For more information on Field Trips and Group Programs click the appropriate option in the Navigation Menu above, under the ‘Learn’ tab.  You may also contact the National STEM Academy Directly: