American Airpower Museum

  
Located in a landmarked hangar of the former Republic Aircraft factory, the American Airpower Museum is an ideal setting to introduce middle school and high school aged groups to US military aviation during World War II and the role it played in the defeat of Germany and Japan. Exhibits and aircraft cover the period from World War I to the Iraq War. Our docents interpret the aircraft and exhibits in a way that puts them into the context of American history of the 20th-century and today while paying tribute to the men and women who fought and worked in defense plants at home.
 
Contact Info
Address: Republic Airport, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Nassau County.
Tel: 631-293-6398.
Hrs: Thurs.-Sun. 10:30AM-4PM.
 
SCHOOL
Students will learn about the basics of aerodynamics and how airplanes fly using the functional aircraft that sit on the hangar floor as examples and hands-on exhibits.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 631-293-6398.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: American history, aviation, Iraq War, military, war, World War I, World War II.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-12th.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours.
Registration: Phone.
Cost: Fee.
 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can work on Aviation badges at the American Airpower Museum. Visit during select weekends for exciting air shows. 
 
Contact Info
Phone: 631-293-6398.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: American history, aviation, Iraq War, military, war, World War I, World War II.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-12th.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours.
Registration: Phone.
Cost: Fee.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool students can learn about the history of aviation, aerodynamics, and how airplanes fly; using both the aircraft and the hands-on exhibits. Book a birthday party with the Museum for a guided tour, pizza and soda, and fun crafts and games.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 631-293-6398.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: American history, aviation, Iraq War, military, war, World War I, World War II.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-12th.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours.
Registration: Phone.
Cost: Fee.

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