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Outreach Programs

At-Your-Campus programming!

Bring the Museum to you!

From early flight to modern space exploration, your class will encounter out-of-this-world learning about the different innovations and historical figures of aerospace.

Enhance your classroom with one of our award-winning educational programs with either an in-person class or a virtual one.

Our educational programs are designed to apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics principles to the area of aviation and space flight. All programs are TEKS aligned and led by one of our knowledgeable educators.


In-Person Educator(s) At-Your-Campus


1-2 programs


Additional Programs +$100/program

Maximum of 35 students/program; max of 6 total programs.


1st Program


Additional Programs +$250/program

Maximum of 200 students/program; max of 6 total programs.


1-3 programs


4-6 programs


Maximum of 30 students/program.


SPOC only


3 hour maximum

Full STEM Night:  SPOC + 4 activities


3 hour maximum & requires school provided adult volunteers

Travel Fees

Travel fees only incur when your campus is over 30 miles away from the Museum.
See below for additional costs that may be applied to your campus.

  • 31 – 45 miles: +$35

  • 46 – 60 miles: +$65

  • 61 – 75 miles: +$95

More than 75 miles away? Special requests can be made – email us.

Virtual Options



per program

Maximum of 35 students/program.



per program

Maximum of 475 students per program.

Financial Aid

To inquire about funds to help offset the cost of your field trip, outreach, or virtual program, contact our Education Department.

At your campus / Virtual Programs

Learning to Fly


Introduce young learners to various careers, people and facilities that help support the daily operations of an airport. Students will then practice piloting around the Museum on an educator-led tour. Educator-led tour is only available onsite.

Down to Earth


Young scientists will explore the daily weather patterns and seasons of our home planet through interactive experiments, observations, and demonstrations.

Weather, It Matters!

2nd – 6th

Energize your classroom with hands-on activities comparing the intense weather present on the diverse planets of our solar system with our weather patterns on Earth.

Aerodynamics 101


Aerodynamics 201


Students apply the physics of aerodynamics and learn about the four forces of flight through this interactive program. They will then use their newly-gained knowledge to build and test different paper aircraft. Aerodynamics 201 includes a group challenge.

Lunar Crash Course

3rd – 6th

Teams of students apply problem solving and critical thinking skills to survive a crash landing on the Moon. Students also explore the Earth-Moon system and compare the physical characteristics of the two.

The Fight to Flight

5th –  12th

In this exciting auditorium program, students will compete in challenges demonstrating four firsts in aerospace history: the Wright Brothers, Sputnik I, Vostok I, and Apollo 11, while learning about unique achievements.

Emergency Mars Mission

7th –  12th

Students form NASA mission control teams to plan a colonizing operation to Mars. Tasks include selecting launch dates, rocket type, and crew members. Their mission is then tested against rigorous scenarios to determine the rate of success and survival.

SPOC Planetarium Programs

For a list of program standards click here

My Moon, My Sky

PK – 2nd

Stargazers learn about the different types of stars (including our Sun), Earth, and Moon by comparing size, color, and position. Zooming in on the Moon, we complete a lunar month identifying the Moon’s phases and surface composition.

Sun, Earth, Moon System

3rd – 6th

Daily and seasonal patterns and changes in our sky are explained as students observe the Sun, Earth, and Moon system from different perspectives. Comparing the characteristics of each body helps students better understand the states of matter, effects of having an atmosphere, and the pull of gravity!

Our Place in Space

3rd – 8th

Students are guided on an adventure through our solar system visiting each planet to compare their physical properties, location, movements, and natural satellites. Learning our solar system’s characteristics helps students understand how humans explored beyond Earth.

Solar System and Beyond

7th – 12th

Beginning at our home planet, students will explore the various objects that make up our solar system and go beyond. Discovering our location inside the Milky Way, students will also learn about current and future missions to study new worlds.


All grades

This program is the perfect addition to your school’s STEM night! Our portable planetarium can also be paired with additional STEM activities that will leave your students and their families in awe of our world.

To request a program, fill out our Outreach Request Form below:

To request program dates, please read thoroughly and fill out this form.

We require a minimum of two weeks, advance notice, before your preferred program date.

If your requested date is less than two weeks away, please contact the Education Department at or 214-699-4620 to see if we have room to schedule you on short notice.

Please allow up to 2 business days for email confirmation.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I know what programs are available on specific dates?

Check by submitting the Outreach Program request form above. You will receive an email reply notifying you whether or not your dates for the program requested are available. If your date(s) are approved, you will need to reply to this e-mail confirming the date(s) so that we may send you a confirmation/invoice letter for your desired program.

How long are education programs?

Programs are normally 45 minutes long (30 minutes for our early childhood programs). When your program date is confirmed, you will receive additional information about your schedule a week prior to your scheduled date.

When is payment due?

Payment is due the day of the scheduled field trip. We cannot provide refunds so please make sure you have accurate numbers on your invoice whenever you make payment.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, we currently have a grant for our planetarium programs for Title I Schools. After filling out a Field Trip Request Form, please contact our Education Department for information regarding this.

What's the maximum number of students per program?

For our SPOC planetarium, we can fit a maximum of 30 students and 1 adult at a time. We also schedule a maximum of 40 students for our classroom programs, with some slight exceptions. If scheduling an auditorium program, we can serve up to 200 students at a time.

How many hours should we schedule for a field trip?

That depends on what your group is doing! If your group is only planning on a self-guided tour, we recommend about an hour. If your group is going to do a guided tour and/or an education program, we schedule each activity for 45 minutes at a time. If you choose to do one education program,  you would schedule two to three hours (dependent on your group’s size) along with additional time for lunches. Majority of booked groups will plan to stay from 10am-1pm (3 hours) if they are doing a program.