For Teachers

  • Group of teachers
  • Tour group listening to docent
  • Group of children in helicopter jump seat
  • Chester County Family Academy kindergarten class

Educational Programs

A hands-on museum where visitors can climb into some of the helicopters and touch the controls. We offer:

  • Exhibits and video presentations depicting the development and evolution of rotary wing flight in the U.S. and around the world.
  • An Education Center with programs that teach and inspire students and non-students of all ages the basic principles and wonders of vertical wing flight.
  • A research library with over 10,000 documents dedicated to the aviation industry available by appointment.
  • For more information on program content and scheduling, please contact us at info@americanhelicopter.museum or call Erica Zwilling at 610-436-9600 or e-mail her at e.zwilling@americanhelicopter.museum.

About our Educational Programs for Groups

Combining demonstrations and hands-on experiments with educational activities in the Museum’s gallery of helicopters makes for an exciting and memorable visit. We Also encourage setting aside free time so that visitors can explore the aircraft and climb in the cockpits to try their hands at the controls.

Fund A Field Trip Admission Fee Waiver Program

Limited grant funding is available for qualified schools serving low income students to waive or reduce group admission fees for field trips. Schools with at least 50% of students qualified to receive free or reduced price meals will generally qualify for the admission waiver. Awards will be based on this criterion and on the availability of funding. Waivers have no cash value, may be applied only for group admission on the date indicated and may not be applied to other expenses. One field trip per class per school year.

Call Robyn Morgan at 610-436-9600, x205, to schedule a trip.