For Educators

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. Our programs incorporate an integrated curriculum, combining reading and math with fun and exciting science concepts.

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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.

Scavenger hunts are also available for groups who choose to self-tour. Exhibits come to life in an engaging way as students explore the Center to complete their scavenger hunt mission.

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Hands-on Learning Programs

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