Education is the primary purpose of the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. The museum incorporates core values as part of its educational program, teaching how personal actions and character have direct impact on the course of our society and our world. The museum is a meaningful learning experience for all generations.
School groups are always welcome and should call in advance for more information. School groups that schedule their visit at least two weeks in advance receive special rates for those who wish to ride the simulator during their visit.
Grade appropriate curriculum and activity guides are available for teachers to supplement their students’ visit. School groups may choose to start in the Yarborough-Bank Theater and watch one of the informational videos or begin with a self guided tour of the main or temporary galleries. Groups may also be interested in riding one or both of our motion simulator rides. The simulator seats 24 riders at a time allowing groups to move their students through efficiently. If scheduled at least two weeks ahead of time groups will receive a discount of $5 per rider. Chaperones are not required to ride but one chaperone minimum must be in the Simulator with the students. Only ten students are allowed in the Gift Shop at a time and a chaperone must be accompanying the students at all times. Prior coordination should be made through the Education Coordinator and Foundation staff for payment of Simulator tickets and organizational restrictions in the Gift Shop.