Take a guided group tour with the option to enhance your tour with hands-on science labs or flight simulators for an experience that really takes flight!
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. The cost is $10 for 30 minutes.
$120 deposit is due two weeks after confirmation email is sent.
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.
ALL ABOUT THE SUN* | PRESCHOOL
Have you ever wondered where the sun goes at night, why your shadow can be big or small, or how plants make your food from the sun? The littlest scientists will investigate our nearest star.
*This lab will only be 30 minutes in length.
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!
BRIGHT IDEA | 1ST–4TH
Explore light and optics as we learn how light travels, the difference between reflection and refraction. Discover what color light really is using flashlights, lenses, special glasses and more.
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.
THE UPS AND DOWNS OF ROLLER COASTER PHYSICS | 4TH–8TH
Students will experiment with momentum, kinetic and potential energy by building roller coasters in teams. Let the forces of physics take you for a ride!
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.
THIS IS ROCKET SCIENCE | 5TH–8TH
Blast off into science as you learn about thrust, trajectory, center of gravity, and all the science of rocketry. Master the force of gravity, overcome the perils of radiation in space, and discover how we can use rockets to colonize other planets.
FEE: $2 per student
• Movie can be added during a lunch break (lunch room fee waived)
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)
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)
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
THE UNIVERSE* | 2ND–5TH
Bring the stars down to Earth with our inflatable, portable planetarium! Students will learn how to locate common constellations in the sky, listen to Greek myths related to stars, and discover how stars have been used by people throughout history. *Please note: Special space requirements
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.
ROLLER COASTERS IN YOUR CLASSROOM | 4TH–8TH
Learn about the physics of energy, force, and motion by designing, building, and testing your own roller coaster.
WIND ENERGY | 4TH–8TH
Discover how wind can be harnessed to make electricity and build a working wind turbine! Experiment with blade design and other variables to find the most efficient design for a wind power generator.
PARACHUTING THROUGH TIME | 4TH–8TH
Catch some air as you learn about the history of the parachute. See examples of early and modern parachutes then create and test your own design.
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