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The National STEM Academy’s Heritage programs offer in-house, virtual, and ‘On the Go’ outreach field trip programs to schools and groups ages 5 to adult.  Guided tours feature the C-130 “Hercules” for an inside-an-aircraft experience.  There are several program options to choose from, including specialized programs aligned to 5th, 7th, & 8th grade standards.

Guided Tour (Ages 5 - 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.

To correlate the Guided Tour specifically to your classroom curriculum, please advise when scheduling.  Standards that can be met are SSH6 (a)(b)(d)(e).


Guided Tours last approximately 1.5 hours and will include one or more buildings.

Must be scheduled in advance.

Class size:

Minimum of 10 participants for Guided Tours


$5 per participant

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WWII Education Project Featuring the Tuskegee Airmen (5th Grade)

This program, for 5th grade students, provides a special guided tour of the Museum of Aviation’s WWII Hangar which includes the Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit and the D-Day Down to Earth Exhibit.

The teachers receive a Tuskegee Airmen Resource guide which includes detailed information and follow-up activities.

To correlate the Guided Tour specifically to your classroom curriculum, please advise when scheduling.  Standards that can be met are SS5H6 and SS5H8.


The Tuskegee Tour lasts approximately 1 hour.  Must be scheduled in advance.

Class Size:

Minimum of 10 participants


$5 per participant

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GA Studies Guided Tour (7th & 8th Grades)

This guided tour highlights our home-town WWII hero and accomplished author Robert L. Scott who was from Macon, Georgia. His adventurous life included achievements in scouting, an incredible military career, and the experience of walking the Great Wall of China. The students will go inside the Lockheed-Martin C-130 Hercules Airplane for an inside-an-aircraft experience. Robins Air Force Base is a service depot for C-130s and students will learn of its history and how Paratroopers use this plane after being trained at Fort Benning, GA. A short video about the plane will be shown.


The Georgia Studies Tour lasts approximately 2 hours.  Must be scheduled in advance.

Class Size:

Minimum of 10 participants


$5 per participant

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

ACE Plus combines both the ACE STEM Program 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.


Must be scheduled in advance.


$10 per student ($5 for ACE & $5 for Guided Tour)

All other ACE guidelines apply.


'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.

Self-Guided Tours – Free, No Tour Guide

The Museum offers downloadable resources to assist you as you guide your group through the hangars.

For self-guided tours of 20 or more please complete the Self Guided Tour Package Inquiry at the bottom of the page.


Self-Guided Tour – Digital Option

The Digital Self-Guided Tour includes the check-out of tablets for your tour that will take you through a digital scavenger hunt tour!

Digital Self-Guided Tours are offered to groups up to 19 participants.  Over 19, please consider booking a Guided Tour with a live tour guide.

Cost: $40.00, flat fee, not charged per tablet

Must be scheduled in advance.  Use the registration system at the bottom of the page to schedule a ‘Self Guided Tour’ and mention in comments that you would like the ‘Digital’ option and how many tablets you want to reserve, max 10 tablets if available.

Upon tablet pick up on day of program, a license and/or credit card will be held until tablets are returned in good condition.


See what teachers are saying about our programs!

“Thank you Liz and Candi. The program was wonderful, I wish we had time for more questions. My students were fascinated by the 4 forces of flight and motion. They loved seeing the helicopters and planes.” – Instructor

“Students were very engaged. Seeing parts of the museum will likely encourage them to visit with their families.” – Instructor

“What a wonderful and informative guides we had.” – Instructor

“Everything went flawlessly! Students were engaged and were given opportunity to still ask questions.” – 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 Guided Tours and History 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.

Birthday Parties

The Guided Tour Program also offers Birthday Parties!