Museum Education Programs
This one-of-a-kind program takes aviation concepts to 6th grade classes across Oahu. Kids learn the essentials of flight and then "fly" our large-model P-40 simulator. A portable wind tunnel demonstrates the movement of wind over an airfoil, and some tabletop experiments help students understand Newton's 3rd Law and the Bernoulli principle. All of this is provided at no cost to schools.
Please email Barnstorming@PacificAviationMuseum.org for details.
Flight School for Girls
What happens when you mix 30 middle school girls with the unique assets of the Pacific Aviation Museum? You get Flight School for Girls, a 3-day, hands-on adventure in the history and technology of aviation. Girls learn the basics of flight, meet Amelia Earhart and Rosie the Riveter, get up close and personal with our aircraft, and listen to some sage advice from professional women in aviation. They fly remote control planes on our flight line, and finish their journey with a winging ceremony. This program opens the world to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls across Hawaii.
Throughout the year, the Museum offers Boy and Girl Scouts a chance to learn about aviation, weather, and the history of flight through our merit badge programs, historic tours, and special interest events. Scouts participate in hands-on activities that apply math, social studies, and science skills in exciting ways. "Discover Your Future in Aviation" is held annually in March to highlight the diverse opportunities available for young people in the aviation field.
Contact Scouts@PacificAviationMuseum.org for schedules and details.
School Tours & Programs
What's a Flying Clipper? Why did Amelia Earhart leave Hawaii by ship instead of by plane? Who were Doolittle's Raiders? The answers to these and many other questions are discovered each day as children of all ages visit the Museum. They tour our historic hangars and hear stories of pioneers and heroes. They "fly" in our flight lab and learn how aviation has changed Hawaii and the Pacific region.
For more information, email TourCoordinator@PacificAviationMuseum.org.