Guidelines For How to Set Up a Student Tour for Schools, Scouts and other Youth Groups
Welcome to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. This Museum is a memorial to the veterans of the Eighth Air Force and the sacrifices they made during World War II. A certain amount of respect and decorum is expected from all visitors. In order to have the very best experience for each student, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines:
- The Museum Tour incorporating Character Counts! with a Tour Guide are available Monday – Sunday starting from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The museum closes at 5:00 p.m. The Museum Workshops that involve classroom presentations (Science of Flight, The American Home Front During the Second World War, The Roosevelts) are available Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Student and Scout groups should book their visit at least one month prior to the requested date. The Museum will not over book any two-hour period and will observe the participation limits outlined above for each two-hour block. March, April and May and all Fridays book early so reserve your time as early as possible.
- The Mission Experience maximum capacity is about 50. Museum patrons may be included with students in the Mission Experience. The Mission Experience runs on a thirty-minute cycle. Please allow sufficient time for all students to go through this special effects theater. The museum recommends two hours for your visit.
- Students shall follow museum rules of not touching exhibits, no running, no food, gum, or drink, no loud talking or any other disruptive behavior in any area of the Museum.
- The museum recommends one adult chaperone for every ten students. Chaperones are responsible for student behavior and must stay with the group at all times. Chaperones will keep students together so that they can hear their tour guide. Self guided groups must have proper supervision at all times and stay together.
- Students are invited to visit the gift shop provided the following rules are observed.
Chaperones limit students to 10 at a time with one chaperone staying with the group in the gift shop. We recommend that only students with spending money enter the gift shop. Students waiting their turn will form a single file line outside the door. No eating or drinking in the exhibit area or gift shop.
- If your students eat in the museum, we request that you leave the area as clean as when you arrived. This includes brown bag lunches.
- The Museum reserves the right to terminate the visit of any individual or group not adequately supervised or failing to behave responsibly.