Field Trips and Programs

The National STEM Academy at the Museum of Aviation offers history and STEM field trips and outreach programs to schools, homeschool students/groups, private groups, Boy and Girl Scout troops, ROTC groups, and more.  Field trip options begin for grades Pre K and are offered all the way up to 12th grade students.  Education programs are aligned to state and national standards and can be customized to fit curricula needs. 

To schedule a trip, please review program details below and complete the Field Trip Request Form at the bottom of this page.  A field trip coordinator will be in touch personally to schedule your Museum of Aviation National STEM Academy Field Trip.

*For special needs groups, please contact us for alternative options for each program.

See what people are saying about our programs!

“All of the teachers and students thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our trip…  We appreciate so much the hands on activities that correlated so well with our standards…  Your professionalism and commitment to quality were very evident.” – Katherine Wade, Bleckley County Teacher

“Everything was phenomenal.Our children were engaged and enjoyed everything.”  Shelly Osborne, Houston County Teacher

“This was probably the most stress-free field trip we have ever been on. Thank you so much for all of the help and recommendations in planning.  Tour was very appropriate and engaging.” -P. Parten, Worth County Teacher

PreK - 5th Grade Field Trips and Programs

ACE Wonder Wings -- Pre K

ACE Wonder Wings at the Museum of Aviation

This program aims to encourage STEM learning at an early age with fun hands-on activities.  ACE Wonder Wings program is specifically designed to correlate with the GA Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS).

  • LENGTH: 90 minute learning experience
  • AGES: Pre K students.
  • COST: $3 per student
  • MININUM: 10 students
  • MAXIMUM: 50 students
  • DAYS: Tuesdays – Fridays  August – May, not offered June –  July.                  
  • TIMES: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

ACE Wonder Wings "On The Go" (Outreach) -- Pre K

ACE Wonder Wings “On the Go”

The Wonder Wings program is brought to your classroom. This program is offered to schools within 50 miles of the Museum of Aviation. Can see up to 2 classes per visit.

  • AGES: Pre K students.
  • COST: $3 per person
  • MAXIMUM: 25 person class size
  • DAYS: Tuesdays – Fridays    August – May, not offered June –  July.                    
  • TIMES: 9:00 – 11:00 am, but can vary to accommodate classroom schedule

Homeschool STEM Workshop Series -- PreK - 5th Grade

Homeschool STEM Workshop Series

  • Pre K – 5th Grades
  • 9:30 am – 12 noon, two Mondays a month
  • $15 per student, per session

Classes are offered two Mondays a month, September –  May (except December). Each month features a different theme and students will explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through engaging, hands-on activities.

Spaces are limited, pre-registration is required.

National STEM Academy, Museum of Aviation Foundation, Inc., Warner Robins, GA

2017 – 2018 ACE Homeschool STEM Workshop Series Pre K – 5th Grade Schedule

*Please note that there will be no classes in December.

Dates:

Classes are offered twice monthly, please choose only one day each month.

Pre K – 1st

Using the Let’s Read and Find Out Science book series, students will learn and explore a new topic each month using hands-on, STEM activities.

2nd – 5th 

Students will explore and discover each month’s topic using hands-on activities.

Sept. 11 or 18 Air is All Around You Forces and Motion
Oct. 2 or 16 My Hands and My Feet Chemistry
Nov. 6 or 20 The Planets in our Solar System Magnets
Jan. 8 or 22 Snow is Falling Engineering
Feb. 5 or 26 Sounds All Around Electricity
Mar. 12 or 26 Clouds and Wind Weather
Apr. 9 or 23 What is the World Made of? Simple Machines
May 14 or 21 Forces Make Things Move Robotics

 

For more information or questions, please contact Valerie Myers at 478-222-7580 or email vgill@museumofaviation.org.

Guided History Tour -- Age 5 - Adult

Guided History Tour

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.
  • The Guided Tour will include one or more buildings.
  • The minimum number of students required for a tour is 20 and the maximum number is 90.
  • Guided Tours are offered Tuesday – Saturday
  • Fee: $5 per participant

ACE - Ask, Challenge, Educate-- K - 5th Grade

ACE – Ask, Challenge, Educate

The ACE STEM Field Trip Program is designed to spark students’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through engaging, hands-on activities specifically correlated to GA Standards of Excellence for Science. Objectives can be found below.

  • MINIMUM: 20 students
  • MAXIMUM: 90 students
  • DAYS: Tuesdays – Fridays   August – May, not offered June –  July.
  • TIMES: 10am – Noon
  • COST: $5 per student

Key Objectives:

Kindergarten: SKP2 Force and Motion

Using various objects students will compare different types of motion.

1st Grade: S1P1/S1P2: Sound Light and Magnetism

Students will investigate magnets, and build a device that creates light and sound.

2nd Grade: S2P2 Forces and Motion

Students will demonstrate the effect of force upon an object.

3rd Grade: S3P1 Heat and Energy

Students will explore and identify sources of heat energy and experience an exothermic reaction.

4th Grade: S4P3 Gravitational Force

Students will demonstrate how gravitational force affects an object.

5th Grade:S5P2/S5P3 Magnetism and Electricity

Students will investigate Electricity and its relationship to magnetism.

ACE Plus History Guided Tours -- K - 5th Grade

ACE Plus History Guided Tours

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.

The added Guided Tour is scheduled from 12:30 – 2:00. Fee: $10 per student

All other ACE guidelines apply.

ACE "On The Go" -- K - 5th Grade

ACE “On The Go”

ACE STEM-based activities are brought to your classroom.
This program is offered to schools within 50 miles of the Museum of Aviation.

ACE On The Go Programs are scheduled Tuesdays – Fridays    August – May, not offered June –  July.

Times are flexible to meet the needs of the schools.

Fee: $5 per student. Can see one grade level per visit.

WWII Education Project Feat. the Tuskegee Airmen -- 5th Grade

WWII Education Project Featuring the Tuskegee Airmen

This program for 5th grade students provides a special tour of the Museum of Aviation’s WWII Hangar which includes the Black Eagles exhibit and the D-Day Down to Earth exhibit.  The students view authentic artifacts, participate in a parachute activity and receive a glider.

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 2 – 2.5 hours.
  • The minimum number required for the tour is 20 students and the maximum is 90 students.
  • Guided Tours are offered Tuesday – Saturday
  • Fee: $6 per participant

On the Home Front During WWII (Outreach) -- 5th Grade

On the Home Front During WWII (Outreach)

Bring World War II Family Life to your classroom!

This outreach program for 5th grade students takes place at your school.  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).
  • Program is offered to schools within 50 miles of the Museum of Aviation
  • Tuesday – Friday between the hours of 10:00 and 1:00.
  •  5th Grade
  • $60 per class (10-30 students)
  • Approximately 1 hour program

6th - 12th Grade Field Trips and Programs

Mission Quest Flight Simulation -- 6th-12th Grade

Mission Quest Flight Simulation

The Mission Quest Flight Simulation Program is for groups of students in grades 6th-12th.  This  3-hour program involves planning and flying a mission.  Mission success depends upon working together as a team for mutual support.  Students will fly the B-1, C-17 or F-15 flight simulators.  The state of the art software and hardware create an exciting and accurate experience.

Basic instruction includes:

  • Aerodynamics / Basic Flight Physics / Communications
  • Situational Awareness / Flight Planning & Chart Use
  • Teamwork / Decision Making / Risk Assessment
  • Aerospace Math / Science & Technology

Recent renovations make Mission Quest a state of the art facility for simulated flight and non-combat aviation applications. Currently, this program is not approved for FAA flight licensure or official flight log time but has been proven to be an excellent platform for maintaining and improving aviation skills.

*NEW* Careers in Aviation: This optional 1-hour program, featuring aviation careers and workforce development, can be added to any regular Mission Quest field trip program for $5 per participant.

Group Program:

  • Programs are offered Monday – Saturday from 9am to noon or 1pm-4pm | Program must be scheduled in advance
  • Minimum of 10 participants, maximum of 16, $15 per person

Mission Quest Aviation Outreach -- 6th-12th Grade

Mission Quest Aviation Outreach

Mission Quest Aviation Outreach is a 50-minute program for 6th – 12th-grade students.  The program is taught by Museum of Aviation STEM Specialists at the school site.  Please contact the Museum to schedule the Aviation Outreach program for your school.

Program includes:

  • Aerodynamics / Aerospace History
  •  Bernoulli’s Principle / Pilot Licensing
  • F-15 Eagle Cockpit Display

Group Program:

  • Each 50-minute program is suitable for approximately 25 students and costs $150.
  • Each additional program on that same day costs $125 each.
  • The program requires one classroom space and one paved area for the F-15 cockpit.

An additional travel charge will be added for any school or destination farther than 45 miles from the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia.  The mileage rate will be calculated and charged at the time of scheduling.

Air Traffic Control Lab -- 6th-12th Grade

Air Traffic Control Lab

ATC is a 3-hour program for groups of students in grades 6th-12th.  Students learn about the interesting and challenging careers of air traffic controllers.  Controllers are responsible for moving aircraft safely through the skies around the world.

In this workshop, students learn about the roles of radar arrival, radar departure, and the flight data specialists in a real world environment of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.  Students will work as a team just as in a real radar center.

This program is perfect for scouts, CAP, JROTC, or any other group interested in the career of Air Traffic Control or  wanting a great team building exercise.

Group Program:

  • Programs are scheduled Monday – Saturday from 9am to 12 noon
  • Afternoon programs available upon request, Program must be scheduled in advance.
  • Group Size:   Minimum 6 and Maximum 14, $15 per person

Homeschool STEM Workshop Series -- 6th-12th Grade

  • 6th – 12th Grade Students
  • $15 per student, per session
  • 9:00 am – 12 noon

Classes are offered once a month, September – May (except December). Each month features a different theme and students will explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics through engaging, hands-on activities in the Mission Quest Flight Simulation Lab.

Spaces are limited, pre-registration is required.

National STEM Academy, Museum of Aviation Foundation, Inc., Warner Robins, GA  

2017-2018 Mission Quest Homeschool STEM Workshop Series 6th –  12th Grade Schedule

Dates Topic
Sept. 11 Flight Simulation 1.0
Oct. 2 Air Traffic Control
Nov. 6 Space Exploration 1.0
Jan. 8 Robotics
Feb. 5 Space Exploration 2.0
Mar. 12 Flight Simulation 2.0/The Effects of Weather on Flight
Apr. 9 Land Navigation
May 14 Flight Simulation 2.0 or 3.0 pending attendance

For more information or questions, please contact Valerie Myers at 478-222-7580 or email vgill@museumofaviation.org.

Advance MQ Series for Homeschool Students --6th-12th Grade

  • 6th – 12th Grade
  • 9:00 am – 12 noon
  • $15 per student, per session

This is an advanced series of 8 classes that are offered once a month, September – May (except December) and cannot be offered any other way.

These classes will take place in our Mission Quest Flight Simulation Lab where students will learn what it’s like to be a real pilot through advanced aeronautical lessons.

Spaces are limited, pre-registration is required.

National STEM Academy, Museum of Aviation Foundation, Inc., Warner Robins, GA

2017 – 2018 Mission Quest Advanced Aeronautical Science Series for Homeschool Students 6th –  12th Grade Schedule

Dates Topic
Sept. 18 Flight Simulation 1.0/Intro to Navigation
Oct. 16 Flight Simulation 2.0/Bernoulli’s Principle
Nov. 20 Flight Simulation 3.0/Night Flight
Jan. 22 Flight Simulation 4.0/Combat Assignment I
Feb. 26 Flight Simulation 5.0/Intro to Cessna
Mar. 26 Flight Simulation 6.0/Instrument Landings
Apr. 23 Flight Simulation 7.0/Combat Assignment II
May 21 Flight Simulation 8.0/Seaplanes (NEW!)

For more information or questions, please contact Valerie Myers at  478-222-7580 or email vgill@museumofaviation.org.

Guided History Tour -- Age 5 - Adult

Guided History Tour

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.
  • The Guided Tour will include one or more buildings.
  • The minimum number of students required for a tour is 20 and the maximum number is 90.
  • Guided Tours are offered Tuesday – Saturday
  • Fee: $5 per participant

GA Studies Tour -- 7th - 8th Grade

GA Studies Tour

This 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 tour will end with a Scavenger Hunt activity.

Group Program:

  • The Georgia Studies Tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
  • The minimum number required for the tour is 25 students and the maximum is 75 students.
  • Georgia Studies Tours are conducted Tuesday – Saturdays
  • Fee: $5 per participant

Field Trip Request Form

To schedule a visit for any of our programs, please complete the form below. This is a request form only. Programs and Field Trips are not scheduled until you are contacted by phone or email by a field trip coordinator.

For more information on Field Trips and Group Programs, you may also contact the Museum of Aviation Education Center Directly: