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The Education Division offers many hands-on programs, including Classes, Guided Tours, Presentations, Special Needs Programs and more. These aerospace activities provide an excellent opportunity to engage your students in STEM-based curriculum as well as history, social studies, art and language arts.
Visit our FIELD TRIP INFORMATION page to learn more about planning:
► On Your Own Visits
► Scheduling Educational Programs (classes, tours and presentations)
► Special Needs Programs
► Lunch Policies
► Group Visit Guidelines
The Education Division offers a variety of resources that you can print before you visit, or do at home including Scavenger Hunts, Coloring Pages and Word Searches.
Visit our Educational Resources page to learn more.
The museum's Read Across America program returns in 2024 with both Virtual and In-Person options!
Teachers and Educators are encouraged to join us for this FREE and unique program.
Click HERE for more information.
The museum offers cyber programs designed for students with a strong desire to work on a team interested in cybersecurity or other STEM disciplines. Teams will participate in the National Cyber League and National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Application required for students entering grades 9-12.
Click here for additional information.
The AFA CyberCamp program is designed to excite students new to cybersecurity about STEM career opportunities and teach them important cyber defense skills through hands-on instruction and activities. Through the camp, students will learn how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats, as well as how to harden entire networks running Windows 10 and Ubuntu operating systems. The AFA CyberCamp will culminate in an exciting final team competition that simulates real cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals and mimics AFA’s CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. (Federal endorsement not implied.)
Click here to learn more.
This free course consists of Ground School and training at a flight simulator. Students, ages 14-18, must be able to attend all 6 sessions, based on the format of the class.
Advanced registration is required.
Click here for more information.
Each year the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force hosts the "American Rocketry Challenge" (ARC). What is ARC? It is the world's largest rocket contest and involves having students design, build and launch rockets to meet a specific goal which changes each year.
All interested students entering grades 7-12 are encouraged to apply for this free program.
Check back here in May 2024 for registration information.
The NMUSAF ARC Team is made possible by generous support from the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied)
This free and interactive exhibit will engage visitors of all ages with 14 magnificent, fully interactive, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures inspired by actual fossils.
Learn more and download free educational resources by clicking the dinosaur above.
February is Black History Month. Click the image above for free self-tour options honoring USAF Black History.
The Solar Eclipse celebration starts at the museum in March (we just can't wait!!)
Free Eclipse-themed classes throughout March will culminate in an all-day Eclipse celebration on April 8.
Click the image above for more information.
Box lunches can be arranged for delivery Monday - Friday through the 88th Force Support Squadron (FSS). Links to box lunch order forms are below.
All box lunch deliveries should be arranged directly between the requesting group and the 88th FSS. Please ensure that your group has a chaperone available to meet them for acceptance of the delivery outside the museum building.
*Please note that box lunch delivery is not available on Saturdays or Sundays.
Student Boxed Lunches
Adult Boxed Lunches
If you have Education-related questions not addressed here, please contact the Education Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (937) 255-8048.
All visitors may be screened with a metal detector upon entry. In addition all bags are subject to search and may be placed through an X-Ray machine. Weapons are not permitted including pocket knives and firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons.
- Box cutters
- Food and Soda Drinks
* Firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons, are specifically prohibited in Federal facilities in accordance with 18 USC §930 (c)
- Water bottles (clear, sealed bottle, up to 20 oz.)
- Camera bags
- Diaper bags
- Service animals
Please note the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is not responsible for items left in vehicles.
Click here for frequently asked questions regarding items permitted inside the museum.
Notice: Visitors may be filmed, photographed or recorded by the U.S. Air Force for educational and promotional uses, including for posting on public websites and social media.
Individuals are permitted to take their own photographs or videos while touring the museum.