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  • Groups of 10 or more may reserve a 60-minute guided student tour with at least three weeks’ notice. Students in grades 1 through 12 are eligible. Larger groups will be subdivided into groups of 10 students per guide. Reservation times depend on the availability of volunteer guides. Your guide will contact you prior to your visit to tailor the content of your tour. 

    Boeing 307 Stratoliner "Clipper Flying Cloud"

    Air Transportation—Past, Present, and Future

    Explore the evolution of aircraft that contributed to the growth of the air transportation industry. Students compare experiences of early airplane passengers with those of today's passengers and speculate on what the next 50 years will bring.

    Location: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
    Grades: 3-8
    Availability: Monday through Sunday (October through May)
    Duration: 60 minutes
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    The Bucker Bu-133C Jungmeister at the Udvar-Hazy Center

    Flying for Fun

    This tour is designed for summer camps and other organized groups visiting over the summer and focuses on the personal and fun aspects of aviation. Racing planes, as well as planes that typically are built not in factories but in people's garages, are discussed. Most of the planes on this tour were designed for individuals to fly for fun, or to set new records, or both! Ask lots of questions on this tour. We want you to have fun and see what you want to see!

    Location: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
    Grades: 1-8
    Availability: Monday through Sunday (summer only; mid-June through September)
    Duration: 60 minutes
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    History Through Military Aviation

    Investigate aviation innovations that were born from world conflicts. Discover how these history-making events pushed science and technology to new limits. Group leaders may choose one the following emphasis areas:

    1. History of World War I
    2. History of World War II
    3. History of the Cold War
    4. History from World War I to the present

    Location: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
    Grades: 6-12
    Availability: Monday through Sunday (October through May)
    Duration: 60 minutes
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    McDonnell Space Hangar Highlights

    Explore the Space Shuttle Discovery and other space artifacts. Join us as we trace our history, science, and technology in space.

    Location: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
    Grades: 6-12
    Availability: Monday through Sunday (October through May)
    Duration: 60 minutes
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    Pitts Special S-1C Little Stinker at the Udvar-Hazy Center

    Personal Aviation

    This tour introduces younger students to the concept of flight by examining different types of aircraft. Students will find out how airplanes can be both useful and fun to fly, and how aviation affects their lives. This tour is designed to accommodate the interests of the students, so it can vary greatly in content and duration depending on the audience. The docent (guide) can adapt the tour upon request.

    Location: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
    Grades: 1-3
    Availability: Monday through Sunday (October through May)
    Duration: 60 minutes
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    Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

    Udvar-Hazy Center Highlights Tour I and II

    Examine exciting aircraft from the early days of aviation to the space shuttle program while learning about changes in technology over time.

    Location: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
    Grades: 3-7 (Tour I) and 8-12 (Tour II)
    Availability: Monday through Sunday (year-round)
    Duration: 60 minutes (Tour I) or 90 minutes (Tour II) 
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