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Education Guide

The Virginia Air & Space Center has created an array of educational programming for grades pre-K through 12, designed to meet the Virginia Standards of Learning guidelines and stimulate your students’ interests in the fields of air, space, science and technology. Our informal science education approach promotes "learning through doing" which allows students to explore the basics of scientific principles in a fun and engaging environment outside of the classroom.

One-Hour Programs
Interactive curriculum-enhancing programs teach the basic principles of science, aviation and space technology. Students are challenged to develop inquiry skills and use hands-on investigation to find solutions to scientific problems.

30-Minute Demonstrations
Live hands-on demonstrations offer students the opportunity to explore, investigate, experiment and discover space, aviation and technology.

Kids Discovery Cruises
Educational & unique field trips on the water. Spirit of Norfolk partners with the Virginia Air & Space Center to bring your students the most fun and informative field trips in the city. This year we offer cruises that cover social studies, math and history, so take your class out to the water for learning, entertainment and waterfront views! Learn More

Docent-led tours of our permanent exhibits are available at no additional cost, or ask for free time in the exhibits. Tours led by a museum docent offer an in-depth look at our numerous air and space artifacts and hands-on exhibits. Docents are museum
volunteers who have a keen interest in aviation or space and have been through extensive training to conduct tours of our exhibits.

Please click on a grade level to view programs & demonstrations:

Science on the Move - Museum Outreach
Let us bring the Virginia Air & Space Center to you through our Science on the Move outreach program. Nearly all of our regular educational programs and demonstrations are now available as an outreach for those schools that are unable to travel to the museum. Programs can be held in classrooms, gymnasiums, libraries, cafeterias or other demonstration halls. Prices for Hampton Roads School Districts are $300 for up to three consecutive 45-minute sessions (for the same program). There is a maximum of 60 students per session.

Thanks to our community partner:

For additional information and/or prices for school districts outside of the
Hampton Roads area call (757) 727-0900, ext. 709.

Scheduling Your Group Visit
Advance reservations are required for educational tours, demonstrations,
programs, and IMAX films. Dates fill up quickly, so schedule your visit as
early as possible. To make your reservation please do one of the following:

Book your group online!

Call: (757) 727-0900 ext. 780 or (800) 296-0800 ext. 780.
Fax: (757) 727-0898 Attn: Group Sales Manager

Virginia Air & Space Center
Attn: Group Sales Manager
600 Settlers Landing Rd.
Hampton, VA 23669-4033


Click here for a Planning Checklist

After scheduling your visit, you will receive a reservation confirmation and
pre-visit packet with a map to the Center, a description of behavioral
expectations for visiting groups and any additional educational materials
you may have requested.