School Groups

15jun05_kids_aEducation 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.




orng-yellw2Grade 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.

For further information, contact our Education and Events Coordinator
by filling out an information request form,
calling 910-643-2773,
or email

Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation
100 Bragg Blvd.
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
(910) 643-2778
Museum Hours
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
Closed Mondays and Federal Holidays
Open Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veteran’s Day

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation supports the museum with marketing, advertising and financial support for its programs and exhibits. Opening the doors on August 16th, 2000, the 60th anniversary of the original United States Army’s Test Platoon’s first parachute jump, the museum offers free admission, a main exhibit gallery, temporary gallery, four-story tall theater, video theater and a motion simulator ride. It is located in Historic Downtown Fayetteville on the corner of Bragg Boulevard and Hay Street, adjacent to the city’s Freedom Memorial Park and the recently built North Carolina Veteran’s Park. The main gallery is designed as a self-guiding tour, in chronological order, through the history of the airborne and special operations soldiers, from 1940 to the present. The temporary gallery changes throughout the year and displays a myriad of exhibits pertaining to the United States Army, airborne and special operation units through their history and conflicts from World War II to the present. For a nominal fee visitors can ride the 24 seat motion simulator. Find our privacy policy here.

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