Education Department FAQ’s

How do I sign up for a field trip?

Visit our School Field Trips webpage to learn about content and added features and then call the Education Manager at 402-944-3100 ext. 208 to register over the phone.

What field trip experiences do you offer?

Please visit our School Field Trips page to see package options and curriculum currently in place for field trips. Field trip options change throughout the year based off of traveling exhibits, special summer programming, and Nebraska state standards. For more information regarding field trip programming, contact the Education Manager at 402-944-3100 ext. 208 to register over the phone.

What overnight opportunities to do you offer for scouts?

We offer Boy Scout merit badges in Robotics, Aviation, Astronomy, Space Exploration, and Engineering as well as programs for Cubscouts and Girl Scouts. Please visit our Overnights webpage to see a list of dates for our scouting overnights and to register online at the Scouting Programs webpage for information about what to expect during each overnight experience. You can also register over the phone by contacting the Education Manager at 402-944-3100 ext. 208 to register over the phone.

Can my group spend the night at the museum if we are not affiliated with a scouting program?

Yes, the Strategic Air & Space Museum can hold an overnight for your group on any day of the week that the museum is free. You must meet a base of $1,500.00 to rent out the museum. For more information, please contact the Education Manager at 402-944-3100 ext. 208 for more details.

What summer camps do you offer?

We offer six summer day camps: Robotics 101, Robotics 201, Robotics 301, Mad Scientist and three overnight camps: Astronaut Academy, Survival Weekend, and a travel camp to the Johnson Space Center. Please visit our Summer Camps webpage for information on dates, programming, and pricing for each camp.

How do I sign up for a summer camp?

There are two ways to register for a summer camp at the museum. You can visit our Summer Camps webpage and fill in the registration form online or call the Education Manager at 402-944-3100 ext. 208 to register over the phone.

Who leads educational activities?

Education programs are taught by trained staff with a multitude of backgrounds including certified teachers, college students, full-time informal educators, and school volunteers.

What is the Science Zone?

The Science Zone is a family oriented, hands-on area located at the base of our escalators at the Strategic Air & Space Museum. The Science Zone is free with admission and activities change monthly. 

Do you have special programming for homeschool families?

This year we are offering a number of homeschool specific programming. Homeschool families are encouraged to call and register. Visit our Homeschool Days webpage or for a complete listing of dates, times, cost and programming. Please contact 402-944-3100 ext. 211 to register for Homeschool Days.