The Museum of Flight knows that students learn better with hands-on participation and engaging lessons with real-world applications. That’s why the Inspiration Begins Here! campaign focuses on expanding and improving the Aviation and Challenger Learning Centers, where students can experience everything from planning and piloting a simulated flight to replicating a mission to Mars for themselves. Critical thinking, scientific inquiry, problem solving and teamwork can be practiced and applied in the Museum’s educational exhibits, and help students follow their passions.
In addition to providing upgrades for the Aviation and Challenger Learning Centers, the Inspiration Begins Here! campaign will make it easier for twenty-first century learners to explore history and imagine the future. Digital tablets are being added to exhibits that provide visitors with features like virtual airplane tours, photo galleries of Earth taken from space, and an interactive timeline of every space shuttle from the past 30 years.