THE ULTIMATE FIELD TRIP: education at PWAM
Enjoy exciting stories of history and aviation during a guided tour from our volunteer docents, many with military or aviation experiences to share. Your tour includes both hangars, outdoor exhibits, a visit to our STEM lab, and the Southern Colorado Space Museum's NASA exhibits.
Tours will be age-appropriate for students and docents are available for a Q&A. Please note that school and group tours over 10 require an advance reservation.
Whether you’re home-schooling your kids or arranging a field trip for a class, we strive to make each visit memorable, offering engaging exhibits, interactive experiences, and tours tailored to enhance their understanding and appreciation of aviation.
Our dedicated staff are here to ensure that every school group leaves inspired and enriched by their time with us.
Here's why Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum is the perfect educational destination for students from elementary school to high school:
Immersive Learning Environment:
The museum offers an immersive learning environment where students can see aircraft up close and engage with exhibits, historical artifacts, and hands-on activities, fostering a deeper understanding of aviation history.
STEM Education Integration:
The museum provides an ideal setting for integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education into the curriculum, allowing students to explore principles of aerodynamics, engineering design, and aviation technology.
Historical Context Significance:
By delving into the museum's collections and exhibitions, students gain insights into key historical events, including World War II aviation and the Space Race, enriching their understanding of global history.
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving:
Visiting the museum encourages critical thinking and problem-solving skills as students analyze primary sources, interpret historical narratives, and evaluate the impact of aviation innovations on society and culture.
Inspiration and Aspiration:
Ignite curiosity and inspire future aviators by showcasing the possibilities and achievements in aviation history.
We support Teachers!
You can also request that volunteers visit your classroom and assist in preparing your students for their museum visit. Please make sure to request this in advance to allow for scheduling.
Students and The Future of the Aviation Industry
Encouraging students to consider careers in the aviation industry is crucial for fostering innovation, advancing technological progress, and meeting the demands of a rapidly evolving global economy. PWAM seeks to assist in this endeavor by allowing students to get close to real aircraft and artifacts.
Understanding aviation history gives students valuable insights into the industry's evolution, technological advancements, and key milestones. This historical knowledge fosters a deeper appreciation for aviation's complexities, challenges, and opportunities, equipping students with a foundational understanding that can guide their career aspirations and decision-making processes within the aviation field.