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The museum offers a variety of programs with learning opportunities related to science, technology, engineering and math, as well as history (and other social studies fields). Classes are offered at the museum Tuesday - Thursday.
All programs are free and open to group sizes of 15-36 students. Groups larger than 36, please contact the Education Division directly before scheduling at 937-255-8048.
Click HERE to place your Educational Class request. All requests must be received at least 4 weeks prior to requested date.
All programs meet Ohio Department of Education Learning Standards academic content standards.
Materials for these programs are provided, in part, by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. (Federal endorsement is not implied).
Note: These programs are restricted to students currently in the grade levels listed below.
All classes are free of charge.
This class is designed to teach students the historical significance of kites (especially in regards to the Wright brothers) - and for older students, introduce them to the forces that affect flight.
Ohio Learning Standards for Social Studies and Science:
This class is designed to give students practice with certain math skills while building a sled kite (thus including following directions and fine motor skills).
This class is designed to teach students about force and motion through the exciting field of rocketry
This class is designed to teach about forces and motion through the study of the scientific principles behind flight
This class is designed to teach the Engineering Design Process and to allow students to practice this new knowledge by working in teams to design, build and test a cardboard CubeSat using the steps of the EDP
Duration: This version of the Intro to EDP class is about 1.5 hours long and does not include a provision for having the students work within the constraint of costs/weight
Ohio Learning Standards for Technology:
Society and Technology: 6-8.ST.2.a
Design and Technology: 6-8.DT.1.c; 6-8.DT.2.d; 6-8.DT.2.e; 6-8.DT.3.a; 6-8.DT.4.a
Duration: This version of the Intro to EDP class is about 3.0 hours long and includes a provision for having the students work within the constraint of costs/weight
Students will learn about and practice the skills needed to make and break codes while learning about some significant 20th century codebreaking – with emphasis on Elizebeth Smith Friedman and the Dayton Codebreakers.
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.