SCHOOL

PROGRAMS

CLASSROOM PROGRAMS
SCHOOL GROUP FEES

- Self-guided Visit: $7.00 per student
- Guided Tour: $10.00 per student
- Classroom Program: $12.00 per student
- Combination Tour & Program: $15.00 per student

All school staff members are admitted free of charge, while all parent chaperones will be admitted at the discounted adult admission rate of $10.00 per person.

One payment for the entire group will be due at check-in on the day of your visit in the form of cash, school check, or credit card. We do not accept purchase orders. Overpayments will be reimbursed in the form of a mailed check within 7-10 days of your visit.

All school groups receive a grade level appropriate scavenger hunt as well as self-guided time and the use of our dining facilities for a lunch break.

THINGS THAT FLY

What do birds, seeds, and helicopters have in common? They fly! Through hands-on demonstrations and an interactive story time, students will compare natural versus mechanical fight before building and launching their own flying machines.

Grade Level| Preschool
Duration| 60 Minutes
Capacity| Up to 30 Students per session

PLAN TRIP
PUSHES, PULLS & PARACHUTES

What pulls us toward the Earth? How does drag slow us down? Students will test the forces of gravity and drag through focused experiments before constructing and launching a load-carrying parachute.

Grade Level | K-2
Duration | 60 Minutes
Capacity | Up to 30 Students per session

PLAN TRIP
FLIGHT, FORCES & MOTION

Students will discover the science of flight through interactive demonstrations of the four forces (lift, thrust, weight and drag) before conducting a focused investigation as they design, build and test fly their own straw gliders.

Grade Level | 3-5
Duration | 60 Minutes
Capacity | Up to 30 Students per session

PLAN TRIP
THE PHYSICS OF FLIGHT

Explore the connections between Sir Isaac Newton and flight! Students will work in teams to increase the speed of an aircraft in flight by utilizing their knowledge of aeronautics and the Three Laws of Motion.

Grade Level | 6-12
Duration | 60 Minutes
Capacity | Up to 30 Students per session

PLAN TRIP
GUIDED TOURS
TAKE FLIGHT!

Lighter than air flight, heavier than air flight, spaceflight…this tour introduces visitors to the fascinating history of flight with a special focus on New England’s contributions to aviation, both past and present.

Grade Level | K-12
Duration | 60 Minutes
Capacity | Up to 30 Students per session

PLAN TRIP
CENTURY OF INNOVATION

From biplanes to spacesuits, this tour highlights Connecticut's role in the past, present, and future of aviation through the exploration of over one hundred years of local aerospace history.

Grade Level | 3-12
Duration | 60 Minutes
Capacity | Up to 45 Students per session

PLAN TRIP
AMERICAN WARBIRDS

This tour focuses on the history of military aviation and its significance during World War II, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, as well as military actions of the late 20th century and today.

Grade Level | 8-12
Duration | 60 Minutes
Capacity | Up to 45 Students per session

PLAN TRIP
OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Bring one of our educational programs to your classroom, school night, library, or community center.

Outreach programs last 45 minutes and can accommodate up to 30 people per program session, with multiple sessions available to book for a single outreach visit.

$150 for the first session, $75 for each additional session, with mileage fees at the rate of $0.50 per mile for locations located more than 25 miles away from the museum.

For information on scheduling a program, contact Amanda Goodheart Parks, Ph.D., Director of Education, by phone at 860-623-3305 X313.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The New England Air Museum offers professional development to local educators and school districts on a variety of topics by request.

Contact Amanda Goodheart Parks, Ph.D., Director of Education, by phone at 860-623-3305 X313 or submit this Contact Education Form for more information.