Education Programs and Group Tours

Energizes young minds to explore, discover, and experiment with aviation science, technology, and engineering through accessible and immersive labs and learning areas.

Group Tours

Your group of 10 or more can enjoy the exciting history of flight! As you view more than 200 airplanes, hundreds of artifacts, exhibits, and interactive displays, you’ll find the intriguing tale of manned flight at your fingertips, from the Wright brothers’ Flyer to SpaceShipOne … and beyond!

Choose between a self-guided or guided tour for your group.

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Self-Guided Tour

See the museum at your own pace.

Self-Guided Tour

Group Size: Any
Time Required: 1-2 hours

Available Museum Hours Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Come see one of the greatest aviation museums in the country! With more than 200 airplanes on display, the dreams of aviation come to life at EAA Aviation Museum.

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Group Tour

Guided tour groups are paired with one of the superb volunteers who support EAA. Their enthusiasm for the subject matter and the museum make every visit memorable.

Group Tour

Group Size: Minimum 10 people
Time Required: 1-1.5 hours

Available Monday through Sunday, call for availability (800-564-6322).

The guided group tour of the museum is for groups of 10 or more and includes the movie Oshkosh: The Spirit of Aviation in the Skyscape Theater.

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Group pricing discounts can be extended to groups of 10 or more. If your group does not consist of at least 10 people, regular museum admission rates apply and a self-guided tour is recommended.

Youth Programs

Aviation is a fun, exciting, and stimulating subject, making the EAA Aviation Museum an ideal environment for learning!

Hands-on activities are intended for a range of student ages and group sizes. They are taught by a staff of professional educators using engaging teaching methods dedicated to fundamental learning objectives.

Customize your experience by choosing an interactive, hands-on activity. Then choose between a self-guided or guided tour for your group. One chaperone or teacher is required for every eight children or students.

Grades K-2

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Wind Tunnels

Grades

K-2

Time Required:

1 hour

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Explore the mysteries of flight by creating a device to hover in a wind tunnel. While asking questions and making observations about air, students will learn about forces and how they make flight possible.


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Straw Rockets

Grades

K-2

Time Required:

1 hour

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$3.50 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Can you build a rocket from a straw? Students will discover the nature of rocketry by creating a simple rocket from a straw to take home. While asking questions and making observations about rockets, students will learn about forces and how they make launching rockets possible.


x planes

X-Planes

Grades

K-2

Time Required:

1 hour

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5.00 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Can you design an experimental aircraft? Students will use pre-cut pieces to build their own X-wing aircraft to take home. Then as part of the engineering process, students will test their designs and learn to make simple modifications.


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Paper Pilots

Grades

K-2

Time Required:

1 hour

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$3.50 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Can you design a record breaking paper airplane? Students will use the engineering process to build, test, and modify paper airplanes while asking questions and making observations about forces and how they make flight possible.

Grades 3-5

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Wind Tunnels

Grades

3-5

Time Required:

1 hour

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Explore the mysteries of flight by creating a device to hover in a wind tunnel. While gathering data from various tests in the wind tunnel, students will build on their understanding of forces and learn about the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on falling objects.


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Paper Pilots

Grades

3-5

Time Required:

1 hour

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$3.50 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Can you design a record breaking paper airplane? Students will use the engineering process to build, test, and modify paper airplanes while learning about the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces and how they make flight possible.


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Pop Rockets

Grades

3-5

Time Required:

1 hour

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

How far can you launch your rocket? Students will create a simple rocket from a straw that launches by squeezing a bottle. While gathering data from various tests students will build on their understanding of forces and learn about the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on rockets.


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Air-Compressed Rockets (Available April 1-November 1)

Grades

3-5

Time Required:

1-1.5 hours

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Can you launch a rocket with air? Students will investigate the science of rocketry by creating a simple rocket from a bottle and compressed air. Students will use the engineering process to build, test, and modify rockets made of bottles.


x planes

X-Planes

Grades

3-5

Time Required:

1 - 1.5 hours

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5.00

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Can you design an experimental aircraft? Students will design and build their own X-wing aircraft to take home. Then as part of the engineering process, students will test their designs for distance, accuracy, and endurance while making simple modifications.


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Ground School

Grades

4-5

Time Required:

1 hour

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Learn the basics of aviation by flying a course on a computer flight simulator. While navigating simulator controls, students will learn about careers in aviation and the basic parts of an airplane.

Grades 6-8

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Wind Tunnels

Grades

6-8

Time Required:

1 hour

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Explore the mysteries of flight by creating a device to hover in a wind tunnel. While gathering data from various tests in the wind tunnel, students will learn the four forces of flight and how the motion of an airplane changes based on the sum of the forces acting on it.


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Paper Pilots

Grades

6-8

Time Required:

1 hour

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$3.50 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Can you design a record breaking paper airplane? Students will use the engineering process to build, test, and modify paper airplanes while learning about the four forces of flight and how the motion of an airplane changes based on the sum of the forces acting on it.


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Ground School

Grades

6-8

Time Required:

1 hour

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Learn about the basics of aviation by flying a course on a computer flight simulator. While navigating simulator controls, students will learn about careers in aviation and how to fly an airplane using flight control surfaces.


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Parachute Engineering

Grades

6-8

Time Required:

1-1.5 hours

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Can you land your parachutist safely? Students will learn the four forces of flight and how the motion of a parachute changes based on the sum of the forces acting on it. They will use the engineering process to build, test, and modify their parachutes after dropping them from the museum mezzanine.


x planes

X-Planes

Grades

6-8

Time Required:

1-1.5 hours

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Can you design an experimental aircraft? Students will design and build their own X-wing aircraft from balsa and foam to take home. Then as part of the engineering process, students will test their designs for distance, accuracy, and endurance, then redesign for optimum performance.


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Air-Compressed Rockets (Available April 1-November 1)

Grades

6-8

Time Required:

1-1.5 hours

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Can you launch a rocket with air? Students will investigate the science of rocketry by creating a simple rocket made from only paper and tape. They will use the engineering process to build and test their rockets outside with our launcher.

Grades 9-12

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Wind Tunnels

Grades

9-12

Time Required:

1 hour

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Explore the mysteries of flight by creating a device to hover in a wind tunnel. While following the engineering process, students will learn how to evaluate the success of their design and then make modifications to improve their hovering device’s endurance in the wind tunnel.


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Ground School

Grades

9-12

Time Required:

1 hour

Group Size:

Maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Learn about the basics of aviation by flying a course on a computer flight simulator. While piloting the simulator controls, students will learn about careers in aviation and how to use flight instruments to navigate the skies.


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Parachute Engineering

Grades

9-12

Time Required:

1-1.5 hours

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Can you land your parachutist safely? Students will learn the four forces of flight and how the motion of a parachute changes based on the sum of the forces acting on it. They will use the engineering process to build, test, and modify their parachutes after dropping them from the museum mezzanine.


x planes

X-Planes

Grades

9-12

Time Required:

1 - 1.5 hours

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$5.00

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

Can you design an experimental aircraft? Students will design and build their own X-wing aircraft to take home. Then as part of the engineering process, students will test their designs for distance, accuracy, and endurance, then redesign for optimum performance. Time permitting, students will be introduced to manufacturing tools such as CAD and laser cutting.


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Wooden Wing Rib

Grades

9-12

Time Required:

1.5-2 hours

Group Size:

Minimum 10 students/maximum 40 students per one-hour program

Cost

$10 per Student

One chaperone is required for every eight students and are complimentary.
Additional adults or chaperones will be charged the group rate.

How are wings built? Students will explore aircraft fabrication by building a wooden wing rib. While constructing a basic wing structure, students will demonstrate basic measuring skills and learn about careers in aviation.

Scouts Programs

Scouts BSA Aviation Merit Badge

This program provides a hands-on learning experience, including fundamentals of flight and the basic concepts of piloting, with EAA’s Aviation Merit Badge counselors. Come for the day, or create an unforgettable experience and stay overnight in the EAA Aviation Museum!

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Scouts BSA Aviation Merit Badge Day Program

Ages

11-17

Time Required:

Merit Badge Program ONLY – 4.5 hrs
Extended Merit Badge Program – 6 hrs

Group Size:

Minimum 10 Scouts/maximum 40 Scouts

Cost

$15 per Scout for Merit Badge Program ONLY
$25 per Scout for an Extended Merit Badge Program
$9.50 per Additional Adult* for the Merit Badge Program ONLY
$14.50 per Additional Adult* for the Extended Merit Badge Program

*One chaperone is required for every eight Scouts. Chaperone fees are complimentary. Any additional adults or chaperones for the day program will be charged at the above rate.

Requirements fulfilled:

1a-e, 2be, 3b, 4c, and 5

Complete your Aviation Merit Badge with expert counselors by touring the EAA Aviation Museum, conducting a preflight inspection, and flying a virtual course on a computer simulator. Consider extending your visit with an additional program and a pizza lunch in the museum.

Cub Scouts Aviation Exploration

This program provides a hands-on learning experience, giving Cub Scouts the opportunity to explore the wonder of aviation. Come for the day, or create an unforgettable experience and stay overnight in the EAA Aviation Museum!

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Cub Scouts Aviation Exploration Day Program

Grades

K-5

Time Required:

Basic Scout Program – 4 hrs
Extended Scout Program – 5.5 hrs

Group Size:

Minimum 10 Scouts/maximum 40 Scouts

Cost

$10 per Scout for Basic Scout Program
$20 per Scout for an Extended Scout Program
$9.50 per Additional Adult* for the Basic Scout Program
$14.50 per Additional Adult* for the Extended Scout Program

*One chaperone is required for every eight Scouts. Chaperone fees are complimentary. Any additional adults or chaperones for the day program will be charged at the above rate.

Explore the wonder of aviation through hands-on learning activities and a tour of the museum, featuring a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes along with world-class galleries and displays.

Girls Scouts Engineering Adventures

This program provides a hands-on learning experience, giving Girl Scouts the opportunity to explore the wonder of aviation. Come for the day, or create an unforgettable experience and stay overnight in the EAA Aviation Museum!

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Daisies Day Program

Grades

K-1

Time Required:

Basic Scout Program – 4 hrs
Extended Scout Program – 5.5 hrs

Group Size:

Minimum 10 Scouts/maximum 40 Scouts

Cost

$10 per Scout for Basic Scout Program
$20 per Scout for an Extended Scout Program
$9.50 per Additional Adult* for the Basic Scout Program
$14.50 per Additional Adult* for the Extended Scout Program

*One chaperone is required for every eight Scouts. Chaperone fees are complimentary. Any additional adults or chaperones for the day program will be charged at the above rate.

Daisies will learn about how engineers think and solve problems by building a Puff Mobile. They will learn how thrust can not only move a car, but aircraft too! Also included in the program is a tour of the museum, featuring a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes along with world-class galleries and displays.


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Brownies Day Program

Grades

2-3

Time Required:

Basic Scout Program – 4 hrs
Extended Scout Program – 5.5 hrs

Group Size:

Minimum 10 Scouts/maximum 40 Scouts

Cost

$10 per Scout for Basic Scout Program
$20 per Scout for an Extended Scout Program
$9.50 per Additional Adult* for the Basic Scout Program
$14.50 per Additional Adult* for the Extended Scout Program

*One chaperone is required for every eight Scouts. Chaperone fees are complimentary. Any additional adults or chaperones for the day program will be charged at the above rate.

Brownies will design, build, and reengineer a Fling Flyer to fly the farthest! Also included in the program is a tour of the museum, featuring a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes along with world-class galleries and displays.


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Juniors Day Program

Grades

4-5

Time Required:

Basic Scout Program – 4 hrs
Extended Scout Program – 5.5 hrs

Group Size:

Minimum 10 Scouts/maximum 40 Scouts

Cost

$10 per Scout for Basic Scout Program
$20 per Scout for an Extended Scout Program
$9.50 per Additional Adult* for the Basic Scout Program
$14.50 per Additional Adult* for the Extended Scout Program

*One chaperone is required for every eight Scouts. Chaperone fees are complimentary. Any additional adults or chaperones for the day program will be charged at the above rate.

Juniors will design, build, and reengineer a Balloon Rocket to launch the highest! Also included in the program is a tour of the museum, featuring a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes along with world-class galleries and displays.


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Cadettes-Ambassadors Day Program

Grades

6-12

Time Required:

Basic Scout Program – 4 hrs
Extended Scout Program – 5.5 hrs

Group Size:

Minimum 10 Scouts/maximum 40 Scouts

Cost

$10 per Scout for Basic Scout Program
$20 per Scout for an Extended Scout Program
$9.50 per Additional Adult* for the Basic Scout Program
$14.50 per Additional Adult* for the Extended Scout Program

*One chaperone is required for every eight Scouts. Chaperone fees are complimentary. Any additional adults or chaperones for the day program will be charged at the above rate.

Cadettes-Ambassadors can explore the wonder of aviation by choosing between two activities: wind tunnels or balsa gliders. Also included in the program is a tour of the museum, featuring a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes along with world-class galleries and displays.

Youth Events

Story Time

EAA Aviation Museum Story Time

Ages:

3-5, but all are welcome

Time:

10:30 – 11:30 am

Dates:

Select Thursdays

Cost:

Free with regular museum admission

Caregivers are expected to be present with children for the duration of the program.

Join educators from the EAA Aviation Museum for an interactive story time. Educators will read a story aloud and lead a related activity for children and their caregivers. Explore a range of aviation-related topics!

Homeschool Half-Days

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Grades

K-12

Time:

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Dates

October 26, February 22, and April 26

Cost:

$15 per student; $9.50 per Chaperone

An adult chaperone is expected to be present with children for the duration of the program. Registration is required for participation. Registration required 24 hours prior to event.

Experience homeschool away from home at the EAA Aviation Museum. Explore our collection of more than 200 historic airplanes to engage in hands-on learning.

Saturday Sessions

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Grades:

6-12

Time:

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dates:

January 28, March 18, and April 22

Cost:

$15 per student

Adults must pay regular museum admission if they plan to stay with their student.

Join educators from the EAA Aviation Museum on select Saturdays to explore the world of aviation. Each weekend session concentrates on a different aspect of aircraft fabrication and includes a hands-on project to take home. Registration required 24 hours prior to event.

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