Model planes are sized just right for little hands to learn about flight. Our friendly educator will encourage your preschoolers to use their senses of sight, touch, hearing and smell and to explore flying models through fine and gross motor activities. Each child will have the opportunity to construct and fly their own simplified FPG-9 glider that may be taken home. Time: approximately 45 minutes

There are two options for participating in the "Fun with Flight" preschool experience!

On-site at the National Model Aviation Museum

Give your preschoolers a social experience outside of their everyday environment with a trip to the National Model Aviation Museum. Imagine their wonder at being surrounded by model airplanes in all colors of the rainbow! If you would like to bring snacks for your class, you can enjoy them after your program in our multipurpose room for no additional charge.


Travel to your classroom

$3/child, plus an additional mileage fee depending on your location
We know it can be difficult to organize transportation and chaperones for a field trip, so let us come to you! Our educator will bring everything needed for the program to your classroom.

Regardless of location, programs require a minimum payment of $30 (the cost for 10 participants).

Scheduling a Tour

Tours are scheduled by appointment, with potential availability from Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All tours must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance to ensure that a guide will be available. To request a Saturday tour, please call at least two weeks in advance. Contact us today to schedule a guided tour!

Phone: (765) 287-1256, ext. 509

Fun learning is our specialty! Our "Fun with Flight!" preschool experience meets the following Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children:

English/Language Arts

ELA.1.4 Imitate sounds in environment (e.g., animal, motor).
ELA.1.17 Repeat simple sentences as presented.
ELA.2.16 Attempt to write and draw.
ELA.4.149 Understand and follow a one-step direction.
ELA.4.150 Use new vocabulary learned from experiences.


M.1.2 Touch one object.
M.1.17 Identify which is more (visually, tactilely, or auditorilly).
M.1.18 Count backward from 3.
M.4.1 Notice objects and purposely move and manipulate different objects.
M.4.30 Identify parts of an object.
M.5.22 Identify similarities and differences in objects.

Social and Emotional

SE.1.16 Follow simple directions with prompts.
SE.1.40 Enjoy simple pretend play.
SE.1.72 Say please and thank you.
SE.1.78 Exhibit self-confidence while participating in movement activities.
SE.1.81 Work together as a team toward a common goal.
SE.1.100 Behave differently depending on the types of music (e.g., calm down to lullabies; respond by moving arms and legs).
SE.2.60 Follow rules for simple games and activities.
SE.3.42 Make simple cause/effect predictions.
SE.4.37 Identify and follow different rules in different places (e.g., school rules may be different from home).

Physical Skills

P.1.8 Explore the people and objects around them using all of their senses.
P.3.10 Use objects as tools.
P.3.14 Manipulate objects by throwing, catching large balls with two hands, striking, swinging, and pulling at a basic level. (e.g., throws an object at a target with an overhand motion and trunk rotation, throws something upward and catches it, and jumps over a stationary object).
P.4.4 Throws, catches, and kicks objects.
P.5.1 Grasps small objects.


SC.1.10 Express ideas and share observations with others.
SC.1.11 Observe and describe properties of objects.
SC.1.18 Use words to describe physical attributes of objects (e.g., size, color).
SC.1.19 Ask and answer questions about his world.
SC.1.20 Manipulate a variety of objects and tell about what is observed (e.g., more than, less than, equal to/same).
SC.1.21 Talk about the fact that everything has a shape.
SC.1.27 Identify non-living things.
SC.1.32 Use age appropriate scientific equipment (e.g., magnifying glasses, thermometer, scales) when participating in scientific experiences.
SC.1.48 Explore objects with various properties (e.g., color, sound, texture, shape).
SC.1.52 Observe and describe properties of objects.

Social Studies

SS.1.15 Distinguish between past, present, and future.
SS.1.24 Relate new experiences to past experiences.
SS.2.20 Talk about the importance and reason for rules.
SS.2.21 Tell the consequences of not following rules.
SS.2.26 Show self-control by following rules in different places.
SS.3.8 Discuss different types and modes of transportation to get from one location to another and why certain vehicles are more suitable.
SS.3.35 Talk about weather and its relationship to appropriate clothing/activities.
SS.3.71 Help clean up after doing an activity.
SS.3.77 Move in directions on command (e.g., forward, backward, sideways).

Fine Arts

FA.1.50 Delight in touch and feel of materials rather than what is being produced.
FA.1.64 Focus on motions and movement.
FA.A.100 Moderate movements to tempo (fast/slow) and dynamics (loud/soft) of music heard.