half-day & full-day programs
Theory of Flight
The Theory of Flight Program gives students the opportunity to see a wide variety of aircraft while learning about aerodynamics from experienced instructors. Together with demonstrations, interactive exercises, guided museum tours and flight simulators, the museum programs are designed to engage and inspire students of all ages.
The science and characteristics of objects and materials are demonstrated in a fun and interactive experience. Students learn to identify the materials and components that make up an aircraft, tour the historical hangar, and discover the practical application of math and science concepts. Students experience aircraft flight simulators, which gives them a true hands-on experience of flight controls.
9:30am – 2:30pm
Students under 14 yrs $15
Students over14 yrs $15
Students under 14 yrs $10
Students over 14 yrs $10
The museum offers a half-day and full-day programs for grade 6 students.
Modules follow learning outcomes in the grade 6 science curriculum unit on flight. With the half-day program, grade 6 students participate in three sessions: flight theory, simulation flight and aircraft tour.
With a full-day program, two additional sessions are added: aircraft restoration and a session on aviation communication.
The museum offers a half-day and full-day programs for grade 10 students. Modules follow learning outcomes in the grade 10 science curriculum on meteorology, and physics, math and careers.
With the half-day program, grade 10 students participate in three sessions: aviation careers, aircraft tour, and relationship between force and motion.
With a full-day program, we include two additional sessions: weight and balance, plus aviation meteorology.
The Learning Centre can accommodate other grades with selected programming based on the needs of the teacher.
Organize a visit: how to prepare
The SAM education tours can accommodate 35 students.
A lunch break is scheduled for a four-hour tour. The museum does not have refrigerators or microwaves available to the public, so bag lunches that don’t require heating or cooling are preferred.
Payment is due upon a final student count, payable at the end of program day. Payment is accepted by preferred credit/debit card. We do not invoice.
Book Your Visit
School bookings are accepted September 1 – June 30. A minimum of two weeks notice is required to accommodate your booking.
Registration is made on a first-come, first-served basis, so we do recommend you book early. Once the museum receives your request to book a date, the SAM staff will make contact with a confirmation notice.
The museum requires a minimum of 10 students per school tour. Where this minimum cannot be met, please indicate on your Booking Request in the notes section.
Please submit a separate program request for each field trip.
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How to Find us
Our museum is NOT accessible from the main airport terminal, but at the following address:
5 Hangar Road, Saskatoon, SK S7L5X4
Hangar Road is accessed via 47th Street from Avenue C North (turning opposite the RCAF Memorial Park parking lot), or from Wheaten Avenue off of 45th Street West.