Through discussion and touring through the museum with a knowledgeable guide, students learn how an aircraft flies.  They study forces of flight, Bernoulli’s Principle, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and the control surfaces of aircraft.  This tour is a great way for students to experience real-life application of abstract concepts and they are able to discover the secrets of flight using real aircraft.


  • Grade level: 5 or 6
  • Curriculum connections: air and aerodynamics, principles of flight, forces in air
  • Price: $7.00 / student (minimum booking fee of $125)
  • Program duration: 120 minutes
  • Format: guided tour and discussion
  • Maximum capacity: 50
  • Adult supervision requirement: 1 adult per 10 students; minimum 2 adults 

The volunteers did a great job explaining the forces of flight and telling stories about the aircraft on display

Grade 6 teacher


  • Programs are available Monday - Friday during school hours
  • Programs must be booked in advance with a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice
  • Listed program duration does not include snack/washroom breaks. Please mention at the time of booking if you would like to have a break during your program
  • Multiple class bookings may be available, please inquire for further information
  • In order to stay for the full day two school programs must be booked
  • Cancellations or changes to a booking are permitted up to three weeks prior to your program without penalty. Cancellations or major changes with less than three weeks’ notice will result in additional fees
  • Programs must be paid for in full before or on the day of the program, a 10% late fee may apply otherwise

Please note:

To book a school program the group of students and accompanying chaperons must be participating in an organized field trip through an institution accredited by Alberta Education or an equivalent from another jurisdiction.  Click here for information on programs available to other youth groups.

We loved hearing all the stories about flight that brought it to life for our students!

Grade 6 teacher

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