Family Programs

Monthly Public Programs & Tours

At the College Park Aviation Museum, we host various ongoing and special programs to foster innovation, creative learning, and connectivity. Below are monthly recurring programs held throughout the year. Please check our calendar for all upcoming special events!

Cub Corner | Third Saturday of the month, 10:30 am

Come fly away with us! Let your child’s imagination soar when they join us for a special story time focused on aviation. Hear stories that peak early interest in books and reading and engage children with ideas of perseverance, the engineering spirit, and following your dreams. Children also have the opportunity to create a craft related to the story of the day. This program is ideal for little learners up to 7 years old.

Afternoon Aviators | Fourth Saturday of the month, 1 pm

Join our educators as we investigate a range of STEAM topics and explore the multidisciplinary field of aviation. After a quick lesson about aviation, participants can put their newfound knowledge to the test with a hands-on activity. This program is ideal for learners 8-12 years of age.

Discovery Carts | First weekend of the month, 10 am-4 pm

Discovery Carts allow visitors to connect and interact with our collections in a new way! We bring out collections objects that are not usually on display. Visitors get a behind-the-scenes peek into what the museum has and can talk with a staff member about the objects. They’re suitable for all ages and include a fun activity.

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Saturday Tours | Every Saturday, 1 pm

Black Aviators Tour | 1st Saturday of the month

This tour highlights just some of history’s Black aviators and their impacts on aviation, from the legendary Eugene Bullard to local aviator Gus McLeod. We will also dig deeper into the story of nearby Columbia Air Center, which was the first Black-owned, licensed airfield in the country.

Women in Aviation Tour | 2nd Saturday of the month

Starting with Katharine Wright in 1903, women have always played an integral role in aviation history. This tour showcases the achievements of several great women and their connection to the College Park Airfield, while discussing the opportunities and challenges for women in aviation careers.

Airmail Tour | 3rd Saturday of the month

Airmail started right here at the College Park Airport! Join this tour for a unique perspective on the important figures and flights involved in the beginnings of Postal Service airmail deliveries. Visitors will explore the history of airmail while examining planes, artifacts, and primary source documents from the museum’s collections.

WASP Tour | 4th Saturday of the month

This tour celebrates the Women Air Force Service Pilot (WASP) program. Participating visitors will learn about the history of the program, local WASP Elaine Harmon, and the challenges these women faced during WWII and beyond.

5th Tuesday: Staff Choice

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