Welcome to Summer 2019!
The SAC Aerospace Museum Education Department offers field trips for grades K-12 based off of The Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards for Science. With our customizable cross-curricular field trips, there is programming to satisfy a large number of learning goals. Our field trip offerings are in robotics, engineering, aviation, space, and history. The field trips vary from 2 to 4 hours depending on your selection of activities.
Select a Mission for Your Students!
Our field trip options are listed below. Contact our Education Manager to arrange your trip. You can reach us by calling 402-944-3100 ext. 204, or emailing the Education Department.
Our staffing ratio is one Museum Educator per 30 students that attend the field trip. Schools must schedule a field trip at least two weeks in advance. A minimum number of 10 students is required.
Late Arrival Policy | Your school field trip reserves time with our Education Staff, with this in consideration, we cannot guarantee staff or content for late arrivals. A 15 minute grace period will be observed. We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to the beginning of your field trip to check-in, pay, and use the facilities.
Pricing | $7.00 per student, $7.00 per teacher (1 free teacher for every 10 students), and $7.00 per chaperone. Please let us know if the school will be paying for the chaperones or if they are responsible for their own admission to the Museum.
Payment | Payment can be processed via credit card, cash or check. Full payment will be collected on the day of your field trip. No refunds for weather or special circumstances; we will instead reschedule your field trip for another date. Payment is required for the number of students confirmed at the time of your confirmation call with our staff, not the time of attendance.
Summer Activity Options
Air Powered Rockets (1 hour): Students have the opportunity to build an air powered paper rocket capable of hitting the ceiling of our museum and beyond. Using their strength and determination, students will pump to build up air pressure inside of our launchers until their rocket shoots for the sky!
Straw Rockets (30 minutes): Students will make their very own rockets to be launched toward a target to communicate evidence of forces in terms of the push and pull of the rocket.
Hangar A Tour (30 minutes): Students will get the chance to learn and ask questions about the historical aircraft in the Museum. Museum staff will take groups through the specific aircraft in each hangar, and discuss World War II, the Cold War, and the significant roles these aircraft played during this time period. Information given on tours is personalized to specific grade levels.
Space Walk (30 minutes): Students will learn about black holes, America’s space programs, and Nebraska’s only astronaut, Clayton Anderson.
Children’s Learning Center (30 minutes): The Children's Learning Center is a place where guests of all ages, especially children and families, can explore, learn, and make discoveries about science, technology, and physics of air and space travel.
Planetarium Show (30 minutes): Through this planetarium show, we explore the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun and how they work together as a system. Myths and misconceptions are dispelled with help of a cartoon coyote.
Staying for lunch? Students are welcome to eat their sack lunch at our designated cafeteria located under the massive wingspan of the B-36 in Hangar A. Lunch is not provided by the Museum. If you need to purchase box lunches, please contact the Education Manager at 402-944-3100 ext. 204, or by email.
Questions? Contact staff by calling 402-944-3100 ext. 204, or emailing the Education Department.