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 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.
  • Book Theory of Flight and Prepare for Takeoff together by November 30th and save $1.00 per student.

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

 

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/student 

Book Theory of Flight and Prepare for Takeoff together by November 30th and save $1.00 per student.

Curriculum Connections: Air and Aerodynamics, Flight

 

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: 135 minutes Program Cost: $7.00/student.

Book Theory of Flight and Prepare for Takeoff together by November 30th and save $1.00 per student. 

Curriculum Connections: Flight

 

Now Boarding - Grade 6

The number one wish we hear from teachers and students is that they would like to sit inside one of our historical aircraft. We listened, and now's your chance to give your students a memorable experience! In addition to our Theory of Flight program, students get the opportunity to enter up to 3 aircraft and sit right in the captain's seat!

Available Aircraft to Enter:*

- Avro 652 Anson MK. II

- Beechcraft D183 Expeditor MK. 3NM

- Bell 47G Helicopter

- DeHavilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter

- Douglas DC-3

*Aircraft selection subject to change based on weather conditions.

1 adult to 7 students ratio required, minimum of 2 adults required.

Duration: 135 minutes Program Cost: $9.00/student.

Curriculum Connections: Air and Aerodynamics, Flight

 

In School Field Trips

Can't make it to The Hangar? We'll come to you! Have Prepare for Takeoff delivered in your classroom!

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 student ratio, minimum of 2 adults required.

Duration: 135 minutes Program Cost: $7.00/student + Travel Fee

Travel Fee: Within Calgary city limits - $70.00. Outside of Calgary city limits may be subjected to an additional travel cost. Please contact for a quote.

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.

Balloons and Rockets

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