Kansas Aviation Museum > Education > Student Experiences
Pre-Kindergarten (tours usually between 1-1.5 hours)
- Aviation Story with a Song and Dance in the Learning Hanger
- Coloring Craft Activity
School and Group Aviation Tours (2-2.5 hours)
Tour times beginning as early as 10:00 a.m
Tours last approximately two and a half hours depending on activities chosen and age range
Tour Time availability
- No Tours on Monday
- Tuesdays beginning at 10:00 am, ending no later than 4:00 pm
- Wednesdays after 12:00 pm
- Thursdays beginning at 10:00 am, ending no later than 4:00 pm
- Fridays after 12:00 pm
We do not currently offer full-day programs
The classroom includes a lesson on the four forces of flight, how a wing creates lift, a look at an airfoil, demonstrations of Bernoulli, an R/C helicopter, and more. Students will complete a flying craft-based which they can test fly off of the 3rd-floor mezzanine or get the basics of how to preflight using a flight chart.
Take a walk through the art-deco historic Wichita Municipal Airport terminal building. Learn about the key people who help grow aviation in Wichita and how it all got started. Discover what aircraft in the 20s and 30s were made out of, and even sneak a peek inside a cockpit or two. The tour covers three floors of exhibits.
Head on our to our ramp and check out our 12 different aircraft on display. Pose for a picture in the bomb bay of our B-52, tour the inside of our famous FedEx 727 plane, and discover what each of the aircraft was used for!
If this segment is not available because of weather, it will be replaced with the indoor tour, extended segment times, or free time to explore (regardless of activity, an adult needs to be with students at all times)
Learning Center and Learning Hangar
“Fly” to far away places in one of our real cockpits, test your hand as a pilot on one of our flight simulators, and build an aircraft using one of our building materials in our STEM learning center. There are aviation books of all ages, an indoor playset, and aviation-themed educational videos playing. This room is fun for anyone from 1 to 101 years old!
Lunch spots available outside on our picnic tables or picnic style in the Atrium!
Each segment can last between 30- 45 minutes depending on the amount of time here at KAM. All programs are customizable for age and topic
Please contact us to get specifics and to customize your tour today!
The cost for a tour is tailored to the type of tour needed.
(Normal admission pricing does not apply for a scheduled tour.)
We offer discounts to Title I schools to help ensure that all children have a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education.
Minimum of 10 students required for a guided tour.
Tours must be booked at minimum 2 weeks before desired tour date to ensure docent availability.
For more information about other programs, please check out our KAM Education Program Sheet
To schedule a tour please contact Magan Bearman, call (316) 683-9242 or complete the form below.