School Programs

To book an education program please click here and fill out a booking request form.

General Information

  • Programs are offered Monday to Friday at The Hangar Flight Museum, as space and staff are available. 
  • Programs may be booked from 9:30 am onwards.
  • Programs must be booked in advance on a first come/first serve basis, minimum 2 weeks’ notice.
  • There is a maximum of 35 students per program due to space restraints and to ensure a better quality educational experience.
  • Adult to student ratios for each program must be met in order to run the program.
  • Multiple class bookings may be available; two programs must be booked at least 1 month in advance and are subject to staff and space availability.
  • All programs have a minimum booking fee of $100.
  • Programs must be paid for on or before the date of the program. A 10% late fee per day may apply.

Guided Tour - All Grades

Led by one of our knowledgeable volunteers, students tour through the history of our Second World War hangar and the military, commercial and civilian planes contained within it.
1 adult to 10 students ratio, minimum of 2 adults required
Duration: 75 minutes Program Cost: $6.00/student

 

History of Flight - All Grades

Through discussion and a guided tour through the museum with a knowledgeable guide, students explore the history of flight- from Leonardo da Vinci to modern day! Students will discover the history of our Second World War hangar and the military, commercial and civilian planes contained within it.
1 adult to 10 students ratio, minimum of 2 adults required
Duration: 75 minutes Program Cost: $7.00/student

 

Junior Aviators - Preschool/Kindergarten

Children discover the wonders of airplanes as they explore the museum and its collections through a tour. Afterwards students make a craft to take home!
1 adult to 6 students ratio, minimum of 3 adults required
Duration: 75 minutes Program Cost: Self-guided - $5.50/student. Guided - $7.50/student

 

Theory of Flight - Grade 6

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.
1 adult to 10 students ratio, minimum of 2 adults required
Duration: 120 minutes Program Cost: $7.00/students
Curriculum Connections: Air and Aerodynamics

 

Prepare for Take-Off - Grade 6

Students discover the wonder of flight through discussion and building flying devices! Students will build, test, and evaluate gliders with simple controls, model parachutes, and helicopters.
1 adult to 8 students ratio, minimum of 2 adults required
Duration: 120 minutes Program Cost: Pilot Rate of $3.50/student until July 2017. Regularly $8.00/student
Curriculum Connections: Flight

 

Self-Guided Add-on Programs

These programs must be booked alongside one of our tour-based programs, such as Theory of Flight. These programs are all teacher-led. Supplies are provided.

Up, Up, and Away

This program will teach students all about balloons and rockets.  They will learn the history of these methods of flight, and the science behind how they work.  At the end, the students will also build their own rockets powered by balloons
1 adult to 10 students ratio, minimum of 2 adults required
Duration: 120 minutes Program Cost: $2.00/student
Curriculum Connections: Flight

 

Nose Art

The goal of this program is to have students think about why (and how) we represent ourselves and the causes we fight for, through art.  This program will explore the ideas of mascots, mottos, and nose art.  At the end of the program, students should be able to answer questions such as: 
What would I fight for?
What represents me?
Why did nose art mean something to soldiers and airmen during the war?
1 adult to 10 students ratio, minimum of 2 adults required
Duration: 120 minutes Program Cost: $1.50/student

 

Avro Arrow

Through this program students will learn about the famous Canadian aircraft: the Avro Arrow.  They will discuss in groups what made this airplane ahead of its time, and how its structure compares to other airplanes.  Then they will do some basic research into why the project was abandoned and destroyed.  There has been much speculation throughout history, and the students can debate in groups on which reason is most likely.  During this program students will learn about advances in aviation technology and about political decisions and how they affect a country.
1 adult to 10 students ratio, minimum of 2 adults required
Duration: 120 minutes Program Cost: $1.50/student