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.
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.
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:
on the Move - Museum Outreach
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.
Your Group Visit
Advance reservations are
required for educational tours, demonstrations,
programs, and IMAX films. Dates fill up quickly, so schedule your visit
early as possible. To make your reservation please do one of the following:
your group online!
727-0900 ext. 780 or (800) 296-0800 ext. 780.
727-0898 Attn: Group Sales Manager
Mail: Virginia Air & Space Center
Attn: Group Sales Manager
600 Settlers Landing Rd.
Hampton, VA 23669-4033
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.