The museum offers a variety of experiences based on your group's interests, ages and available time. Please check back as we are always working on new programming for school field trips, scouts, and other scheduled visits.
Explore the story of model aviation in the main galleries of the museum at your own pace. Experience our new hands-on gallery geared towards younger visitors (and the young at heart!) by trying model flight simulators, computer games, wind tunnels and more! Watch a 20-minute movie that introduces model aviation as a hobby in our museum theater. Peek into the Lee Renaud Memorial Library to see our collection of books, magazines and other model aviation-related media.
Hours and Rates for General Admission
Tuesday - Sunday - 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
$4.00 - Adults 18 years and over
$2.00 - Youth 7-17 years
FREE - Museum Patrons, Academy of Model Aeronautics Members, and Children 6 and under
Please call (765) 289-4236 for holiday hours, or if you have a question about the hours for the day of your visit.
Would you prefer to have someone show your group around the museum? Our friendly and knowledgeable guides will give you an introduction to model aviation and its history by showing you some of the highlights of our collection. Did you know that the oldest discovered flying model is from ancient Egypt? You will also get the inside story on some of our most interesting artifacts and learn about the role model aviation has played in scientific development. After your tour, you’ll be able to experience everything else the museum has to offer as listed above.
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.
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
Contact us today to schedule a guided tour!
Phone: (765) 287-1256, ext. 509
Models give everyone the power to experience the thrill of flight while their feet are on the ground!
Complete your group's experience at the museum building and flying your own model aircraft. Our "Build-and-Fly Adventures!" are a hit with schools, scouts, and other groups of all ages. To ensure we have the correct amount of supplies for your adventure, please book at least two weeks in advance. Teachers and scout leaders attend for free. Adult chaperones who do not wish to build their own model pay only for the tour portion, which is $2. Each adventure includes:
- A tour of the museum
- Free-play time in our hands-on gallery
- Either the FPG-9 or Sky Streak model
The FPG-9 glider is made from foam and teaches basic construction and trimming techniques. We will also teach you how to use the built-in control surfaces to change the direction of your flight. After we build it, we'll perform an indoor flight test challenge! This simple model is perfect for ages 5 and up.
Cost: $3 youth
Time: about 90 minutes
The Sky Streak is a rubber-powered balsa wood model. You will learn the basics of balsa construction, and we'll help you transform the basic kit into a super flying machine! You'll also learn how to properly wind the motor and techniques for a strong launch. If the weather is right, we will go outside and fly them. Sky Streaks are best suited for ages 10 and up.
Cost: $5 youth
Time: about 90 minutes
The AMA Flight School website contains more aviation education information.