For Educators

NEW!

Virtual STEAM Programs for Classrooms

These exciting STEAM based programs are designed to support your STEAM curriculum with outstanding hands-on or demonstration style programs.  These courses meet state standards for your classes learning levels and programs will have material kits that can be shipped to your classroom or picked up at the Air Zoo prior to class so your students can complete the activities along with the Air Zoo Educator, live. Prepare for your programs and follow up to reinforce concepts with the pre- and post-lesson activities available on our website! Learn more!

Education@Home Programs for Homeschooling Parents

These exciting weekly programs take place on the first through fourth Tuesdays of each month and are designated by age. They are the perfect addition to any homeschool curriculum, as well as an enhancement to STEAM based lessons parents are now managing from home. These virtual education programs were designed by our out-of-this-world Air Zoo Educators to fulfill Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with dynamic, hands-on lesson plans, interactive demonstrations and explorative tours - virtually. Prepare for your child’s lessons and follow up with materials to reinforce concepts with the pre- and post-lesson activities available to you on our website! Most lessons have a hands-on component and kits will be made available for those lessons. View all the details, including the programs, schedules, fees and kit options here!   Learn more here! 


Other Educational Offerings:

Onsite Field Trips -(not currently available)

Customizable to your unique interests and the length of your visit, your class will have a great time exploring the exhibit floor and enjoying the many hands-on learning opportunities at the Air Zoo!

The Air Zoo houses an impressive array of aircraft from a replica of the Wright Flyer to the fastest airplane ever to streak across the sky, the SR-71B Blackbird. But that's just the beginning! Visitors will also have a wonderful time exploring space travel, our new exhibit Alien Worlds and Androids, and can even check out our nationally recognized Restoration Center, where we are restoring two WWII aircraft, rescued from the bottom of Lake Michigan! 

 

Outreach Programs - (Restricted options, call for more information)

Science on the Go!

This program brings our Education team directly to your students, performing the same amazing 45 – 60 minute educational programs in your classroom! This great alternative to an off-site field trip provides a unique way to supplement current lessons, and/or reward students. Most of the Air Zoo’s education programs are available as “Science on the Go” experiences.

Science Floor Shows

The Air Zoo’s science floor shows are 30-minute interactive programs designed for larger audiences, and include high-energy audience participation and exciting science demonstrations. These group programs are also very affordable and educators can choose from three unique programs!

Science on Stage

Get more “bang” for your buck with these large-scale, 60-minute demonstrations for extra-large audiences. These Science on Stage programs run $400 for the first show and $200 for consecutive shows. A great way to engage large audiences!


Group Scholarship Opportunities 

The Air Zoo's Science Inspiration Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance to schools, co-ops and other organizations for the Air Zoo's new virtual educational programs. Click HERE for an application. 

Educator Resources

The Air Zoo is working to provide educators with an array of resources including lesson plans, grants/funding, and professional development opportunities. Check out our engaging lesson plans now. 

For more information please email Kathy Larsen at KLarsen@airzoo.org.

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