Programs

Girls in Aviation Day Gulf Coast

Girls in Aviation Gulf Coast is a partnership between the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and Women in Aviation International Gulf Coast Chapter.

Girls in Aviation Day 2023
Saturday, October 28 • 10 am-3 pm.

Click here to view the 2023 Girls in Aviation Day Flyer.

If your organization would like to participate as an exhibitor, you would like to volunteer, or if your child is interested in attending this event, please contact Dianna Hayden at dhayden@navalaviationmuseum.org or Kathy McCartan at Waigulfcoastchapter@gmail.com for more information.

Photos of our 2022 Girls in Aviation Gulf Coast Event are below.

 

Girl Scouts

The next Girl Scout Day will be April 15, 2023. For more information click here. If you have any questions about our Girl Scout events, please contact Dianna Hayden, dhayden@navalaviationmuseum.org

Girl Scout fieldtrips/tours are available throughout the year. Please contact Dianna Hayden, dhayden@navalaviationmuseum.org for more information.

Homeschool Academy

 
3 Sessions Coming Up in 2024 at the National Naval Aviation Museum.

LIMITED SPACE available, for ages 5 to 18. All participants (ages 5 – 18) must REGISTER to participate. Parents/Chaperones are not required to register.

Session 1: The Scale of History

Our March 2024 Session, the Scale of History, will allow participants ages 5 – 18 to learn about aircraft models and their importance in the National Naval Aviation Museum.
— March 18, 2024, 10 am to Noon
— Registration will open March 1, 2024
— This cost of this session is $5 per participant.
Register Here

Session 2: Mission: Robotics!

Our April 2024 Session, Mission Robotics, will allow participants ages 5 – 18 to learn simple coding concepts while completing training, rescue, and reconnaissance missions.
— April 29, 2024, 10 am to Noon
— Registration will open April 1, 2024
— This session is FREE!
Register Here

Session 3: Fully Charged

Our May 2024 Session, Fully Charged, will allow participants ages 5 – 18 to learn the basics of electricity and its importance to aircraft design.
— May 20, 2024, 10 am to Noon
— Registration will opens May 1, 2024
— This cost of this session is $5 per participant. 
Register Here

Homeschool families, we need your input! Click here to complete the survey.

JROTC

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation offers two options for JROTC fieldtrips.

Option 1: STEM Station

— Features 2 or more STEM Station Stops where the students can learn about the science of flight.
— Is great for groups with limited time (less than 3 hours) for a fieldtrip.
— Allows for the most flexibility of the day.   
— Centers around the four components of STEM.

Option 2: Profiles in Leadership and Courage

— Is great for groups with 4 or more hours in the museum.
— Follows a pre-approved itinerary.
— Includes a leadership talk and a specialized tour of the museum.
— Ends with a drill demonstration by the Cadets in the Blue Angels Atrium.
— Is available on Mondays and Tuesdays.

If you are interested in bringing JROTC Cadets to the National Naval Aviation Museum, please contact dhayden@navalaviationmuseum.org

Museum in Motion Outreach

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation currently offers two options for the mobile outreach program, Museum in Motion

Option 1:

— Devotion
— Audience: Adults
— Length: 45 minutes
— Features content from the book, Devotion:  An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice by Adam Makos
— Venues: Libraries, Assisted Living and Retirement Facilities

Option 2:

— Astronauts, Aquanauts and Monkeynauts
— Audience: Children ages 4 – 9
— Venues: Libraries, Classrooms

If you are interested in learning more about the Museum in Motion Outreach Program, please contact Dianna Hayden, dhayden@navalaviationmuseum.org

Museum Masterpieces Art/Essay Contest

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (NAMF) is excited to announce its third annual Museum Masterpieces Art and Essay Contest. The theme for this year’s contest is To the Rescue. This theme commemorates the 80th anniversary of the first mercy mission conducted by Naval and Coast Guard aviation’s first helicopter, the HNS-1 Hoverfly in 1944.

Naval, Marine, and Coast Guard Aviators conduct many humanitarian operations including rescuing people at sea, delivering emergency aid, and providing disaster relief for hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. All entries should communicate the theme, “To the Rescue.”

Click Here for the Contest Form

2023 Winning entries shown below.

Scouts

The National Naval Aviation Museum offers Scout Saturday in Fall of each year. This event meets all requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge.

Scout Saturday 2023
September 16 • 9:00 am-3:15 pm

View the 2023 Scout Saturday Flyer Here.

If you have any questions about Scout Saturday, please contact Dianna Hayden, dhayden@navalaviationmuseum.org.

Scout fieldtrips/tours are available throughout the year. Please contact Dianna Hayden, dhayden@navalaviationmuseum.org for more information.

Virtual Fieldtrips

Two virtual fieldtrips options are available for middle school students in grades 6 – 8. Each option is 30 to 45 minutes in length and restricted to 30 students (separate sign-ins) or one middle school class. These fieldtrips include live demonstrations with live question and answer sessions.   

Option 1: The Four Forces of Flight
Option 2: Air Pressure

Teachers, if you are interested in scheduling a virtual fieldtrip with the National Naval Aviation Museum, please contact Dianna Hayden, dhayden@navalaviationmuseum.org.