education overview

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

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Teacher Guide

Click here for our Museum's Ripley's Believe It or Not! Teacher's Guide.

school programs

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.
school programs

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 us

Contact our education department today.
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education eblasts

To keep up to date on the latest educational activities and information, click here to sign up for our eblasts.

upcoming family days

2014 Halloween Family Day

Sunday, October 26th

Come to the San Diego Air & Space Museum on Sunday October 26th for our annual Halloween-themed pumpkin drop! See what happens when two pumpkins are dropped from our roof --- one with a parachute and one without. Will they survive?! 

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birthday parties

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.
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summer camps

The San Diego Air & Space Museum offers a variety of half-day, week-long summer programs. These classes teach air and space history and science through hands-on activities such as designing and building model airplanes, launching model rockets, and flying simulators. Our summer camps run Monday-Friday from 9am-Noon, early July to late August.
summer camps

education event photograph policy

By entering the Museum facility and / or participating in a Museum activity or event, you consent and authorize without restriction or compensation to the possible use of your and your accompanying group's image appearing in photograph, audio, video or other formats which may be included in future media or marketing.

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