Tours

Groups of 10 or more may reserve 60-minute guided tours. Three-weeks advance notice is required. Reservation times depend on the availability of tour guides. Your tour guide will contact you prior to your visit to tailor the content of your tour. Teaching posters, when available, will be sent once your reservation is confirmed.

Cornelius R. Coffey

African Americans in Air and Space History

Explore the challenges and successes of the African American pioneers who joined the growing fields of aviation and space from the 1920s to the present. See a P-51 fighter aircraft, and hear tales of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew these fighters during World War II.

 

Online Resources (including classroom lessons): 
Black Wings Exhibition
Grades: 4-12
Availability: 
Tuesday (limit: 45 students)
Reserve this tour

Amelia Earhart, Lockheed Model 5C Vega Special

Discovery
Learn about the world's most famous aircraft and spacecraft through the accomplishments of the aviators and astronauts who flew in them. Hear how the Wright brothers built their 1903 Flyer, how Amelia Earhart crossed the Atlantic in her Lockheed Vega, how early stewardesses cared for passengers on the Ford Tri-Motor, and how astronauts traveled to the Moon in the Apollo 11 command module.

Online resources (including classroom lessons):
Wright Brothers Exhibition
Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
Grades: K-3
Availability: 
Wednesday (limit: 50 students)
Friday (limit: 30 students)
Reserve this tour

Saturn Approach - Full Disk

Exploring the Planets
Learn about other planets and planetary probes such as Magellan and Voyager. The tour includes a look at a Viking lander like the ones that explored Mars.

Online Resource:
Exploring the Planets Teaching Poster
Exploring the Planets Exhibition
Grades: 3-8
Availability: 
Wednesday (limit: 75 students) 
Thursday (limit: 30 students)
Friday (limit: 30 students)
Reserve this tour

Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia

Exploring Space
Study such spacecraft as the Apollo 11 command module and theSkylab Orbital Workshop, and examine the technology and scientific advances that have expanded our horizons.

Online Resource: 
Destiny in Space Teacher Guide and Poster
Explore the Universe Exhibition
Grades: 4-12
Availability: 
Tuesday (limit: 75 students), 
Wednesday (limit: 75 students)
Thursday (limit: 60 students), and
Friday (limit: 30 students)
Reserve this tour

Crab Nebula

Exploring the Universe with Telescopes
Discover a new way of looking at the universe by exploring how telescopes have expanded our view of the heavens from Galileo to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Online Resource: 
Destiny in Space Teacher Guide and Poster
Explore the Universe Exhibition
Grades: 4-12
Availability: Wednesday (limit: 75 students)
Reserve this tour

Wright Flyer in Milestones of Flight

History of Flight
Trace the development of flight from early balloons to modern spacecraft by focusing on some of the world's most famous aircraft and spacecraft, as well as the people who flew them.

Online Resources: 
Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
Space Race 

From Airmail to Airlines Teacher Guide
Grades: 4-12
Availability: 
Tuesday (limit: 80 students)
Wednesday (limit: 80 students)
Thursday (limit: 60 students)
Reserve this tour