Here’s a fun idea for a one-day trip for homeschoolers in the local Clearwater/Tampa Bay area – plan a day at the Florida Air Museum in Lakeland, Florida.
What does the Florida Air Museum offer?
The Florida Air Museum offers a wide range of displays of vintage, experimental, military, aerobatic and factory-built aircrafts from many time periods.
Special exhibits include information on Howard Hughes, Charles Lindberg, women in aviation – or any other number of exhibits that travel through the country (as available).
You can also see flight simulators or enjoy browsing the Gifts of Flight gift shop with a large selection of aviation-themed items from T-shirts to jewelry, gifts, books or pilot supplies.
Admission is free to museum members or $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/activity military, $6 for student 6-12 and children under 5 are free.
You can also arrange student group tours by contacting the education department at telephone number 863- 904-4073 with different rates for different activities.
The organization also offers riding special programs and camps (call ahead for information).
Note: Free student tours of the April SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo are also offered to school groups with advance reservations by calling 863-644-2431.
Supporting the organization
The Florida Air Museum is supported by ticket sales, profits from the gift shop or contributions – they welcome donations to keep the museum alive.
You can also support the museum by becoming a volunteer to maintain the facility, teach a class (experience required) or by working in the gift shop.
Location and information
Visit the Florida Air Museum website to plan a homeschool day trip for your Clearwater or Tampa Bay students.
The Florida Air Museum is located at the entrance to the SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In campus, on the southwest corner of Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.
4175 Medulla Road
Lakeland, FL 33811
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: Noon – 4 PM
(Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & Easter)
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