Tours and Activities
The museum offers a variety of educational experiences based on your group's interests, ages and available time. Please check back as we are currently developing new programming for school field trips, scouts, and other scheduled visits.
(March - October)
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday & holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(November – March)
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please call (765) 289-4236 for holiday hours, or if you have a question about the hours for the day of your visit.
$3.00 - Adults 18 years and over
$1.50 - Youth 7-17 years
FREE - Museum Patrons, Academy of Model Aeronautics Members, and Children 6 and under
Guided Tours of the Museum
To ensure docent availability, all guided tours must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
General modeling introduction*
History of model and full-scale aviation
Science of aviation
In-depth history of models and modeling
For groups of 10 or more: $2.00/adult
$1.00/child (ages 17 and under)
For groups of less than 10: $20 for a group of adults
$10 for a group of children
*A general introduction to modeling is the standard tour, unless you ask for a different topic.
Please contact us to schedule a guided tour!
Phone: (765) 287-1256, ext. 509
“Build, Fly and Take” Activities
To ensure supply availability, all modeling activities must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
Complete your tour by building your own model aircraft, flying it on our grounds and taking it home with you to enjoy. There is a supply fee associated with each model.
FPG-9 The FPG-9 glider teaches basic construction and trimming techniques for flight, as well as the use of control surfaces. This simple model is wonderful model for children ages 4 to 8.
Cost: $2 per model
Time: 30-40 minutes
Sky Streak The Sky Streak is a rubber-powered balsa wood model. You will learn the basics of balsa construction, how to properly wind the motor and techniques for a strong launch. Sky Streaks are best suited for children ages 9 and older.
Cost: $5 per model
Time: 45 minutes to an hour
This free, optional activity allows children a chance to improve their observational skill and explore the Museum! Our youngest visitors may just search the museum for items that match the photographs, while children who are able to read and write are encouraged to find specific information related to each featured artifact.
Time: varies by group
**The AMA Education Department section of the website contains more aviation education information.