We are currently not able to offer lab classes due to staff shortages. We hope to offer this experience again in the fall. We can schedule tours of the Museum for any group and simulators. 
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ADULT FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

ADMISSION
• $8 per adult for groups of 15 or more. Admission includes a guided tour of the Museum
• $10 per person for a group tour and movie “The Willow Run Story” – A 45-minute documentary about the Willow Run Bomber Plant that famously produced B-24 Liberators during World War Two
• Groups must register in advance to receive group rates
• Groups of 50 or more participants will take a self-guided tour of the Museum due to size of the group or may be broken into smaller groups

GUIDED TOUCH-TOUR

The Yankee Air Museum offers guided touch-tours for guests who are blind or low-vision. This guided, tactile tour allows guests to touch and feel the different aircraft and select artifact on display within the Museum gallery.

Please schedule this type of tour in advance of your visit to ensure we have the staff prepared.

SCHOOL FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

ADMISSION
• $8 per child for groups of 15 or more
• All teachers, chaperones, and bus drivers are free
• Groups must register in advance to receive group rates
• Groups of 50 or more participants will take a self-guided tour of the museum due to size of the group or may be broken into smaller groups
• We request 1 adult chaperone for every 5 children

Admission to the Museum includes a guided tour of the exhibit gallery. You have many options to help enhance your trip by taking one of our Unity in Learning Science Labs, watching a movie, experiencing flight simulation or all of them! We can also come to your site with our Outreach workshops or Distance Learning programs.

LUNCHROOMS FOR SCHOOL GROUPS
The Museum does not offer food services and has limited facilities for groups that bring lunches. A lunchroom may be rented but must be reserved in advance and is based on availability. The cost is $10 for 30 minutes.

NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
$120 deposit is due two weeks after confirmation email is sent. (Billing for programs done at Yankee Air Museum is done through our Unity in Learning partner the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum).

Balance will be invoiced the day of the visit. No refunds.

ENHANCE YOUR TOUR

Add a hands-on lab or program to your tour or field trip.

STANDARD SCIENCE LABS
PREMIUM FLIGHT LABS
ON-SITE OPTIONS
OFF-SITE OUTREACH
DISTANCE LEARNING

STANDARD SCIENCE LABS

TIME: 50 minute lab
FEE: $75 for 20 students
CAPACITY: 20 students per class, 10 adults

Workshops will be held outside in a tent due to current restrictions

ENGINEERING DESIGN | K–2ND

Engineer your way through multiple problems. Design solutions while you experience the engineering process through questioning, planning, building, testing, and analyzing your creation.

MARVELOUS MAGNETS | K–3RD

Learn about magnets as we sort materials into magnetic and non-magnetic groups. Explore whether all metals are magnetic, make magnets attract and repel, even get them to float in mid-air!

FORCE AND SIMPLE MACHINES | 2ND–3RD

Push and pull your way through an exploration of force and simple machines. We’ll learn the golden rule of simple machines and explore how levers and inclined planes can make your work easier!

SOUND SCIENCE | 3RD–5TH

Discover the energy in sound waves and make waves that travel through different states of matter. Listen for pitch and frequency, and discover the amazing physics of sound.

CIRCUIT MASTERS | 4TH–5TH

Students will be “wired” after this electrifying introduction to circuits. Explore the two types of circuits and the parts that make them work. Build a burglar alarm and more with our safe, interlocking electronic components.

PREMIUM FLIGHT LABS

TIME: 50 minute lab
FEE: $75 for 20 students
CAPACITY: 20 students per class, 10 adults

Workshops will be held outside in a tent due to current restrictions

THE FUN OF FLIGHT | K–3RD

We’ll push and pull our way to successful flights in this lab! Students will learn about the engineering process as they create a paper rocket and chart how far it flies.

CRASH LANDING | 3RD–7TH

What goes up must come down in this classic egg drop experiment! Students are given credits to purchase materials to protect their egg from damage in freefall. Concepts in this workshop range from gravity to economics.

FLIGHT SCHOOL | 4TH–8TH

Design and create your own flying machine! Students will learn about the principles of flight while creating a variety of airplanes to test within the lab.

ADDITIONAL ON-SITE OPTIONS

MOVIES

FEE: $2 per student
• Movie can be added during a lunch break (lunch room fee waived)

FLY GIRLS

A film documenting the important work of Women Air Service Pilots (WASPs) during WWII (50 min)

THE WILLOW RUN STORY

A 1940s Ford Motor Company promotional film in Black and White about the Willow Run Bomber Plant (55 min)

THUNDERBIRDS

A Movie about the USAF Thunderbirds and the Teamwork that Binds Them Together (50 min)

ANDY MEETS THE BLUE ANGELS

An animated feature about an adventure meeting the USN Blue Angels (30 min)

FLIGHT SIMULATOR*

FEE: $5 per student for 5 minutes of flight time

Experience the thrill of flight from the pilot’s seat. Use a flight stick and rudder pedals to control a wide variety of civilian and military aircraft while immersed in a full sensory experience. Try your hand at navigating anything from the Wright Flyer, an Airbus A-380 double-deck Jumbo jet or even an F-35 fighter. These are best suited to pilots of at least 8 years of age. In addition to being fun to fly, you can also learn basic flight procedures and navigation skills. From takeoff to landing, you are in control.

* Limited to groups with less than 25 students, based on availability

OFF-SITE OUTREACH PROGRAMS

WORKSHOPS: Our Outreach staff brings the Museum to you—at schools, libraries, community centers, and festivals—by delivering hands-on programming customized to your schedule and curriculum interests. Due to COVID restrictions, all workshops must be held outdoors and all participants must wear a mask. We ask that the site please provide the tables and chairs needed for the workshop.
CAPACITY: Maximum of 30 participants per 50 minute session.
FEES: $200 plus mileage for the first session. $150 for any additional session(s) held on the same day. Mileage is $0.56/mile.

Discounts available for booking 9+ workshops.

THE FUN OF FLIGHT | K–3RD

We’ll push and pull our way to successful flights in this lab! Students will learn about the engineering process as they create a paper rocket and chart how far it flies.

CIRCUIT MASTERS | 4TH–5TH

Students will be “wired” after this electrifying introduction to circuits. Explore the two types of circuits and the parts that make them work. Build a burglar alarm and more with our safe, interlocking electronic components.

CRASH LANDING | 3RD–7TH

What goes up must come down in this classic egg drop experiment! Students are given credits to purchase materials to protect their egg from damage in a freefall. Concepts covered in this workshop range from gravity to economics.

DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Experience live, interactive Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum programs right in your classroom! Our educators use video-conferencing technology to share science and history activities with your students, engaging them in a dynamic, hands-on learning experience.
CAPACITY: Maximum of 30 participants per 50 minute session
FEES: $150- This includes a kit of materials for interactive experiments for 30 students (kit materials are sent digitally)

Forces of Flight | 3RD–8TH

Let your imagination take flight as we discover how different aircraft were built by waiting how different animals fly. From understanding the four forces to meeting live animals, we will discover what it takes for certain animals to achieve flight.

Still not sure we have the experience you’re looking for?  Visit unityinlearning.org to open a gateway to hands-on discovery, exploration of the natural world, and experiences that take flight. Through the Unity in Learning partnership with the Ann Arbor Hands-On MuseumLeslie Science and Nature Center, and Yankee Air Museum we provide over 100 different  programs at our facilities, on site at your location, or through interactive video conferencing.

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