FIELD TRIPS A Flight To Excellence Program

The mission of the Flight to Excellence (FTE) educational field trip program is to optimize the use of the National Naval Aviation Museum as an educational tool for teachers and visiting students in K-12th grade. The program achieves this by incorporating educational Giant Screen Digital Theater movies and accompanying Teachers’ Walking Tour Guides into a field trip. In addition to serving public, private and homeschooled students, we welcome Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, church youth groups, YMCA, JROTC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, etc.

To make your reservation, please contact Cathy Powe at 850-308-8899 on weekdays between 8 AM and 4 PM. You may also e-mail inquiries to For every ten students, one chaperone is required and must always remain with their group. These chaperones will receive free admission to the attractions they are attending with their students. Any additional adults will pay the school rate for those attractions.

Field Trip Planning Guide Giant Screen Theater & Simulator Field Trip Reservation Form

Group Reservation Form

Blue Angels Practice School Package

Package includes:
1 Ticket to the Magic of Flight Film at 10 a.m.
1 Beverage of their Choice
1 Box of Popcorn

$10 per student

Field Trip Activities

I SPY (Pre-K-2nd Grades) 1st Floor of Museum
I SPY (Pre-K-2nd Grades)
I SPY (Pre-K-2nd Grades) Hangar Bay One
Excitment of Flight (3rd-12th Grades)
Home Town USA Lesson Plan (3rd-12th Grades)

Included in the handouts is an explanation of each display. Students will need a pencil, paper and clipboard. These educational activities are designed to maximize the Museum’s history, science, reading and mathematics offerings.

Teacher's Guide For Giant Screen Theater

Magic of Flight Teachers Guide
Aircraft Carrier Teachers Guide
Journey to Space Teachers Guide

$7 per student (one free chaperone per 10 students)

Scavenger Hunt (Grades 6-12)

kids walking

Teachers will need to divide your class into teams and send them out on a “mission” to locate information from the exhibits, which keeps them engaged and gives them a chance to visit the Museum on their own with a chaperone. Students will need a pencil, paper handout, and clipboard.

Scavenger Hunt Questions
Scavenger Hunt Answers