Bringing a group to the Museum?
Group leaders planning a visit are admitted free, so come explore the Museum!
When you’re ready to make your reservation, call the Group Reservations Center at 804.864.1400. Our friendly and knowledgeable reservation specialists are ready to help you plan the perfect trip.
Please request a demonstration when you make your reservation!
Forces of Flight
Learn how an airplane generates lift. Explore the forces that affect how an airplane flies. Investigate Newton's laws and Bernoulli's principle.
Virginia Science SOLs: 5.4, PS.10
See the effects of wind on airfoils and other shapes in a wind tunnel.
Virginia Science SOL: PS.10
||History and Social Science
K.4, 1.1., 1.2, 2.1, 4.2, 5.4
PH.4, PH.5, PH.7
K.2, 1.6, 6.5, 6.6, 6.8, 6.9, 6.11, 9.10, 11.11
This self-guided exploration of the museum’s amazing collection is a perfect way for students grade 5 and older to search for the answers to questions about engines, airplanes and the people who flew them.