Educators

Welcome educators and students! We offer a host of engaging programs for school groups visiting our two locations. Explore our school programs below and make reservations for your next field trip. If you can't visit us in person, we have a wealth of online resources for creating classroom materials, doing homework, or just having fun — while learning, of course!

Plan a Field Trip

Museum Explainer with Young Visitor

Watch orientation videos to find out what you need to know before you go.

Select one of our two locations to get started:

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Look Through Telescopes

Public Observatory

Join our astronomy educators for a close-up look at our nearest star, the Sun, from the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory at the Museum in Washington DC.
Grades: 3+
Group Size: 25 maximum

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IMAX & Planetarium Shows

IMAX Movie Hubble 3D

See a current IMAX film or Planetarium show and enjoy special group rates.
Grades: varies by film
Duration: 25-45 minutes
Group Size: 10 or more

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Take a Tour

Pitts Special S-1C Little Stinker at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Get thematic tour of the Museum with one of our knowledgeable guides.
Grades: K-12
Duration: 30, 60, or 90 minutes
Group Size: 10 minimum

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Get Hands On

How Thing Fly Explainer Assists Visitors with Gyro Chair Interactive

Learn by doing! Fly a paper airplane, plan a mission to Mars, or climb inside a Cessna and work the controls. School groups can reserve a variety of Science Demonstrations, Discovery Stations, and Learning Labs.

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Hear a Story

Story Time at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Sit back and let our educators read you a story of flight. Designed for young learners.
Grades: Pre-K, K, and 1-3
Duration: 30-45 minutes
Group Size: 20 or 25 maximum

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Be Your Own Guide

No reservations required! Download and print these museum guides. Teacher guides are also available. Grades: K-8.

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Learn Online

Teaching a unit on how things fly? Need images to show in class? Looking for a fun assignment? Check out these resources:

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Upcoming Events

2010 Become a Pilot Day

We have educational activities scheduled throughout the year. Check out our calendar to see what's going on now.

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