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.

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).

Schedule:

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

Offered Wednesday – Friday and must be scheduled in advance.

Class size:

Minimum of 20 – Maximum of 50 participants

Cost:

$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.

Schedule:

The Tuskegee Tour lasts approximately 2 – 2.5 hours.  Wednesday – Friday and must be scheduled in advance.

Class Size:

Minimum of 20 – Maximum of 50 participants

Cost:

$5 per participant

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On the Home Front During WWII (Outreach) (5th Grades)

Bring World War II Family Life to your classroom!

This outreach program for 5th grade students takes place at your school and lasts approximately 1 hour.  View real artifacts as you learn the roles of the family during WW II.

Learn about rationing and what measures Mom and the family had to take to survive the war.

Students will discover “Rosie the Riveter” and how the roles of women changed in their effort to support the war.  The class will also participate in a hands-on activity.

Social Studies Standards met are SS5H6 (a) (e).

Schedule:

Program is offered to schools within 50 miles of the Museum of Aviation.  Wednesday – Friday between the hours of 10:00 and 1:00 and must be scheduled in advance.

Cost:

$5 per student

 

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 guided tour will end with a Scavenger Hunt activity.

Schedule:

The Georgia Studies Tour lasts approximately 2 hours.  Wednesday – Friday and must be scheduled in advance.

Class Size:

Minimum of 20 – Maximum of 50 participants

Cost:

$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.

Schedule:

Wednesday – Friday

Cost:

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

All other ACE guidelines apply.

 

Testimonials

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

 

Birthday Parties

The Guided Tour Program also offers Birthday Parties!

Contact

Candi James | 478-926-5558 | Cjames@museumofaviation.org

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.