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

Picture of a 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:

Museum in DC >
Udvar-Hazy Center in VA >

Get tour tips for working with students in the 2019 – 2020 Printable School Year Brochure.

Look Through Telescopes

View of 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

Learn about our Public Observatory >

IMAX Shows

Hubble 3D Movie Poster

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

Group Tickets >
Shows & Schedules >

Be Your Own Guide

View of What's Tops poster

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

Guides for the Museum in DC >
Guides for the Udvar-Hazy Center >

Upcoming Events

2007 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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Take a Tour

The Bucker Bu-133C Jungmeister at the Udvar-Hazy Center

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

Tours at the Museum in DC >
Tours at the Udvar-Hazy Center >

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. 

Museum in DC >
Udvar-Hazy Center in VA >

Hear a Story

Story Time

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

Story Times at the Museum in DC >

Learn Online

Apollo 11 Photograph - Buzz Aldrin

We've compiled teacher guides, activities, and other educational materials for use in the classroom or at home.

Explore our educator resources >
Find resources by topic >

Engage in STEM

STEM in 30

Have 30 minutes? Join us for a live, fast-paced webcast designed to increase student interest in STEM. Contribute online or join a live filming at the Museum in DC.
Grades: 6-8

Get STEM in 30 >

Discover How Things Fly

How Things Fly

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

Online Activities >
Ask an Explainer >
Play a game >