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Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
FREE Admission & Parking

Welcome to the Education Division - Our mission is to inspire and educate students in the fields of STEM education, and support their educators & youth leaders

 

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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

 

 

If you would like to book an Educational field trip, tour, or program for your group, please complete the request HERE.

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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.

Explore these educational teams and programs in blue letters with a red line underneath and graphics of a rocket, cyber lock and airplane to the right

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Mottled blue background with a stack of books on the right. On the left is the museum logo and the words "Read Across America" with an airplane underneathThe 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. 

 

summer aerospace camps

Students in the Summer Rocketry Camp display their model rockets



This summer, the National Museum of the United States Air Force will offer free beginner-level aerospace camps for students having entering grades 5 or 6 in the 2024/25 school year.

Click here for more information.

 

 

Cyber Programs in blue letters with a red line underneathTorso image of a student wearing a striped shirt sitting at a computer with a graphic of a cyber lock symbol floating above the keyboard.

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.

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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.

 

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A student sits behind the simulator in the Intro to Pilot Class



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.

 

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A model rocket is going up to the sky after being launched. A crowd of people stands behind it looking up.
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 6-12 are encouraged to apply for this free program. 

Click the photo to the left for more information.

The NMUSAF ARC Team is made possible by generous support from the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied)

 

 

 

Special Programs

Dinosaurs In Motion with a black dinosaur skeleton

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.


Women's History Month Free Guided and Self Tours. Words in a circle with a watermark image of the first female airman in the background

March is Women's History Month. Click the image above for free tour options honoring USAF Women's History.


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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. 

 

Learn more about all upcomimg museum events HERE.

If you have Education-related questions not addressed here, please contact the Education Division at nationalmuseum.mut@us.af.mil or call (937) 255-8048.