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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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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. 

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Torso image of a student wearing a striped shirt sitting at a computer with a graphic of a cyber lock symbol floating above the keyboard.

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire students towards careers in cybersecurity and learning about securing computer networks. Cyber Patriot is open to applicants entering grades 9-12.

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cyber camp in blue letters with a red line underneath

Image of students working on a computerThe 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.

Cyber camps are open to students entering grades 7-12. 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.)

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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.

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summer aerospace camps

Image of two yound students sitting at a table buidling 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.



national cyber league in blue letters with a red line underneathimage of capital university students standing togetherThe National Cyber League (NCL) is a cybersecurity competition that prepares students for a career in cybercrime. In the NCL Games, students work to solve challenges such as identifying hackers from forensic data, pentesting and auditing vulnerable websites, recovering from ransomware attacks, and more.

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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 is conducted each March and is free to Teachers and Educators.

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