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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.

the museum and your class

The museum has three different ways to reach you and your students.

Educational Museum Tours - Our exhibit galleries have a lifetime of learning opportunities.

Educational Programs - Fun, hands-on classes for Grades K-12, taught at the San Diego Air & Space Museum or at your venue.

Educational Competitions - We do much more than school programs to motivate students! Keep watch on the Education Section of the upcoming events page for more information.

pre-visit materials

After you book a Museum program, make sure to download the pre-visit materials to help your students make the most out of their visit.
Space Flight Pre-Visit Materials:

Download the Teacher Materials (PDF)

Download the Student Materials (PDF)

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what we do

Download this pdf flyer to find out what the education department does.
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contact us

Contact our education department today.
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educator guide

Download our educator guide which is full or great information for your classroom.
download the guide

discount offer

With proper identification, teachers receive a 15% discount in the Museum Store on books, posters, models and other educational materials.

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other resources


When you schedule a guided tour, museum class or outreach program, you will receive a packet of pre-visit activities that will help you introduce your students to aerospace history and science and prepare them for their museum visit or outreach experience. In addition, you will receive an outline of aviation and space flight history to help prepare you for questions your students may ask.
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recommended reading

A list of publications recommended by the San Diego Air & Space Museum for all ages.
recommended reading

scholarship information

The San Diego Air & Space Museum administers several competitive scholarships for San Diego County graduating seniors planning to attend college.

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