about the education department
Education is the number one priority of the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Through our guided tours, museum classes, outreach programs, competitions and much more, visitors of all ages can be inspired and educated in science, history, technology, art and world culture.
Whether you are a kid looking for some fun, a teacher searching for the perfect field trip, or simply seeking an interesting and fun experience, we have something for you!
By engaging senses and deductive skills, we not only pass on knowledge, we also help our visitors discover for themselves by interacting with real objects, building, testing and experimenting. By coming face to face with history and technology in the unique ways only our museum can offer, our visitors become increasingly motivated to learn. We hope this motivation is part of a lifetime of learning!
Thank you for making the San Diego Air & Space Museum part of your learning experience: we look forward to seeing you very soon!
our education programs
The San Diego Air & Space Museum offers a variety of group and individual activities that are tailored to meet the needs of specific grade levels. All programs correlate with the State of California's Academic Content Standards for Science, Math, History/Social Science, and/or Language Arts, as well as the Science Framework for California Public Schools.
Thank you for making the San Diego Air & Space Museum part of your students' learning experience: we look forward to seeing you very soon.
download the 2014-2015 educator guide
visit the teachers section
Explore science, technology, history and much more with our expert educators and a variety of hands-on programs, either at the museum, your school, community center, library or other educational venue.
youth group programs
The Museum has partnered with the Friends of Balboa Park to offer a patch program for organized youth groups.
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Contact our education department today.
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upcoming family days
2015 Paper Airplane Festival
Sunday, March 15th
Come to the San Diego Air & Space Museum for our annual Paper Airplane Festival! As part of Balboa Park’s STEAM Family Day held on Sunday, March 15th from 11:00am-3:00pm, visitors can learn to make paper airplanes under expert guidance at the Museum and participate in a mass launch at 2:00pm.
The hands-on building projects come from our popular school, Aerosummer and Family Day activities. Birthday boys and girls can choose to build (and fly) Sled kites, Alka-Seltzer rockets or Foam Flyers.