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The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force welcomes over 20,000 school children from across the State of Georgia and Southeast each year for specialized tours.
All student tours are guided to enhance their museum experience and have a 10 student minimum. Groups should be scheduled at least two weeks prior whenever possible due to guide availability and tour demand. Thank you. Grades: Pre-K-2 Tour length: 1– 1 1/2 hour
Grades: 3-12 Recommended Tour length: 2 hours
Student Tour Options
Student Group Tour Admission: $5 per student.
Reduced Rates/Free Admission grants are available. Grades Pre-K to 12th and above Ages 3-103
The WWII Tour immerses students on a historic journey beginning in 1933 with the prelude to war in Europe through to the unconditional surrender of the Axis powers in 1945. Students will leave with a better understanding of WWII history including the role of the Eighth Air Force in helping to defeat Nazi Germany. What is the Eighth Air Force, why do they have a museum and why is the museum in Savannah, are all questions to be answered. The tour incorporates Character Education using the Eighth AF experiences from World War II. Artifacts, photographs, letters and exhibit panels bring the tales of WWII and the Eighth to life. All tour content is tailored according to grade level and includes the three part Mission Experience films.
“We Can Do It” The Home Front Tour integrates our WWII tour with how every-day Americans contributed to the Allied victory. “We are now at war. We are now in it—all the way. Every single man, woman, and child is a partner in the most tremendous undertaking of our American history.” So stated President Roosevelt on December 9, 1941, during his weekly radio address to the nation. With the bombing of Pearl Harbor, America had formally entered the war as a partner of the Allies in the fight for democracy—and life on the Home Front would never be the same. Available school days only.
The Science of Flight Tour teaches students the principles of aerodynamics utilizing the museum’s newly restored B-17 Flying Fortress to demonstrate the science, math and aeronautics necessary to make flight possible. Using a wind tunnel, jet engine model and combustion engine model students learn the history of the science of flight. Students will design and make paper airplanes to test the theories. Available school days only.
Doing Their Part! Girl Scouts in WWII Tour integrates our WWII Tour with the awe-inspiring participation on the Home Front by the Girl Scouts. On March 12, 1944, the Girl Scout Organization donated a “check” to President Roosevelt representing the 15,430,000 hours of volunteer service they had earned since 1941. Girl Scouts were integral in helping America contribute to the Allied Victory. Scouts will visit the museum’s Girl Scout featured exhibit as part of their tour to learn how they achieved this amazing accomplishment as well as “Rosie Up” with bandanas to experience the roles of women in WWII. The “Women Through Time” Badge is earned and available in the Gift Shop for $2 +tax after the tour.
We offer rooms to eat your bag lunches in free of charge. The museum’s restaurant offers box sandwich lunches for $6 and a hot buffet lunch for $10. Reservations required for all lunch options.
Classroom Visits can be added to your scheduled tour to further discuss various topics using artifacts. Contact the education department for details.
To schedule a tour please call the Education Department at 912-988-1835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
175 Bourne Ave, Pooler, GA 912-988-1835
Open Daily 9:00am–5:00pm
Character Counts! is a nationally recognized program developed by the Josephson Institute that the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force adopted to help instill better character into local students. Students need the correct tools to be successful in school and life. Character Counts! uses the six universal character traits of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship to create a positive learning environment where all students enter ready to learn and be better people outside the classroom as well. The museum realized that we have thousands of stories within our museum and archives that demonstrate strong admirable character traits and we needed to be able to share those stories with every person we could and Character Counts! helps us to reach this goal. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force and the Chatham County School District began a partnership to help local schools implement Character Counts! and the museum has raised significant dollars for this partnership to help impact every student’s life.
The great thing about Character Counts! is that it intertwines seamlessly into the curriculum the museum, teachers and Chatham County School District are already teaching. The academics of literature, science, social studies, history and even math lessons that are taught on a daily basis are integrated with the Character Counts! six traits to also help teach students how to have strong character and work to be a better person in some way every day. Character Counts! uses the TEAM approach to teaching these traits- Teach, Enforce, Advocate and Model. Being integrated into their curriculum every day, all day helps reinforce each trait and its importance. For more information about Character Counts! tours or training please contact the Education Department at 912-748-8888 ext. 102 or email at email@example.com
EXPERIENCE AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Learn what it would have been like in WWII to be a member of the Eighth Air Force, the unconventional roles of women, as well as children’s role in the war effort. A mission briefing and dinner will kick off the night. Then your group will experience the museum with a unique personalized guided tour, learn the techniques of a bombing mission with a fun hands on activity, explore the combat gallery by flashlight and relax while watching a movie before bedtime.
Airmen and airwomen will be called to breakfast by an authentic bugle call! Students will receive personalized dog tags at their Mission debriefing during breakfast before returning home!
Bunking In begins at 6:00PM and ends the following morning at 9:00 AM. Reservations are required and based on availability. Bunkin’ In is perfect for schools, Girl Scouts, Boy/Cub Scouts, church groups and more. Each reservation is personalized according to the group type and age. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to make your reservation today.
Bring your sleeping bag and explore the Museum as never before!
Only $200 per student includes lunch, snacks, drinks and lots of fun.
Sign up for one week or several weeks!
***All camps are subject to be changed or canceled based on registration.***
WAITLIST: If you see a camp you are interested in marked with a WAITLIST please select that camp. If your camper is moved from the list you will be informed, but it is first come first serve.
*NEW* Conservation Corps Camp:
The Civilian Conservation Corps was established in 1933 as part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. The men of the CCC took part in environmental projects. They planted more than 3 billion trees, constructed and maintained trails and shelters throughout its brief nine years. Your camper will participate in gardening activities, built forts, and even blaze a trail of their own throughout this exciting and educational camp.
*NEW* Historic Heroes:
This week your camper will learn about the history of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Campers will partake in outdoor battle reenactments while learning about the real heroes that fought in them. We will be talking about some of the most revered heroes of WWII such as Audie Murphy and John Basilone.
May the 8th Air Force be with You:
2022 is the 80th anniversary of the formation of the 8th Air Force! This is an entire week on the U.S. Army Air Corps and WWII. Your camper will learn about the battles, experiences, and even step into a piece of history; our WWII B-17.
Easily our most popular camp! Learn about the efforts of the modern U.S. military branches while engaging in energetic and engaging activities such as obstacle courses, group exercises, and just being outdoors. Mud, water guns, and more in this high-energy camp! (Visitation from military personnel for the year of 2022 is currently pending)
|June 6 – 10||Historic Heroes|
|June 13 – 17||May the 8th Air Force Be With You|
|June 20 – 24||Conservation Corps Camp|
|June 27 – July 1||FTX Camp|
|July 11 – 15||Conservation Corps Camp|
|July 18 – 22||FTX Camp|
|July 25 – 29||Historic Heroes|
|August 1 – 5||May the 8th Air Force Be With You|
Contact the Education Department for details.