New @ LeMay – America’s Car Museum: Fueling STEM Innovation Virtual Lessons. See below for details and schedule your classes today!
Education Tours & Workshops & Washington State Reopening Plan
Phase 1: Closed
- As visitor groups through the museum must adhere to state guidelines of groups of 5 or less, with a maximum of 2 households in each group, we are unable to provide education tours or group rates during Phase 2.
- Additionally, with a limit of 25% capacity in any single room, workshops and indoor group seating for lunch are unavailable in Phase 2.
- Self-guided group tours are available. Groups must adhere to a maximum of 10-person groups with at least one chaperone per group. These must be scheduled and confirmed by the education department to ensure that our visitor numbers stay within the 50% maximum capacity.
- Reservations must be made and confirmed for indoor sack lunch dining. There is limited capacity. Please inquire at email@example.com at least two weeks in advance. Groups are welcome to eat outside as the weather permits.
- Workshops may be available for small school groups. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
America’s Car Museum is your vehicle for learning!
At LeMay – America’s Car Museum, opportunities for continued development of core academic skills and creativity abound! Choose your road to discovery through inquiry-based tours, hands-on workshops, or self-guided exploration, encouraging students to examine automobiles as engineering feats, historical artifacts and rolling sculptures. Give your students the keys to learning by scheduling your reservation today!
Schools, scouts, youth community organizations and homeschool groups are eligible for the discounted admission rates below. Programs are available for a variety of ages ranging from preschool to college students. A minimum of 10 students is required.
Group visits must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance for self-guided groups and four weeks for groups wanting to participate in a tour or workshop. All group visits are subject to availability. Chaperones should review the map of the Museum and the Rules of the Road in advance to ensure that all participants are well prepared for their visit. Educators who are interested in previewing the Museum before a field trip may contact the Education Department for an educator admission coupon.
- $6 per student for admission
- Self-guided visit and/or guided tour
- $9 per student for admission + workshop
CHAPERONES: One chaperone per 10 students will be admitted for free to assist with supervision. Additional chaperones (who exceed 1:10 ratio) will be charged $6 each. Preschool classes are allowed one free chaperone for every 5 students.
SCHOLARSHIPS: To ensure all students have access to meaningful learning experiences, scholarships may be available for discounts on student admission and workshop fees as well as reimbursements for transportation expenses. Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis when scholarship funds are available.
Complimentary parking is available for school buses and vans. However, vehicles that are not categorized as a school bus or van must pay $5 to park in the Museum’s parking lot. Parking fees must be paid separately from group admission fees at the guest services desk in the Lobby.
A location to eat outside food (such as sack lunches) may be requested in advance and is subject to availability.
Fueling STEM Innovation (Virtual) NEW!
Fueling STEM Innovation: ENERGY EXPLORATIONS!
3 Virtual Lessons, 2 video lessons and hands-on science kits
This STEM program offers 3rd through 8th grade students the opportunity for a hands-on science experience from home! The program includes virtual classroom visits and hands-on science kits developed by the America’s Car Museum education team that explore the principles of Energy and Design. ACM will virtually visit your classroom for three, hour-long lessons that will include engaging hands-on activities for your students. Following the classroom visits, students will complete their projects and utilize supplemental videos to further explore the various concepts covered during the live sessions. These lessons are designed to target multiple Next Generation Science Standards and fuel your students’ innovation!
$500 per classroom – Rate includes project kits for up to 30 students, three live virtual lessons with a trained ACM Museum Educator and two video lessons to supplement the virtual lessons.
Fueling STEM Innovation: Plant propulsion!
Virtual Lesson, virtual gallery tour and hands-on science kits
This STEM program offers 3rd through 8th grade students the opportunity for a mini hands-on science experience from home! The program includes one virtual classroom visit focusing on biofuels and other alternative energy sources, hands-on science kits with materials for students to complete a guided fermentation experiment and balloon-powered car design challenge, and a virtual mini-tour of our Powering the Future learning lab.
$150 per classroom – Rate includes project kits for up to 30 students, one live virtual lesson with a trained ACM Museum Educator and one virtual mini-tour of the Powering the Future learning lab.
Explore the Museum at your own pace in small groups with an assigned chaperone. Age-appropriate activity guides can be provided upon request. Groups typically need a minimum of 2 hours to view the 300+ vehicles on display.
Guided Tour Options
Encourage critical thinking skills with a thematic tour led by a trained museum educator. Tours are conducted in small groups and range from 30-120 minutes depending on student ages.
Stylish Speed Tour
Analyze the evolving design of a vehicle’s exterior body and what makes a car aerodynamic, safe and fast.
Powering the Future Tour
Discover how automotive technology has advanced over time, and hypothesize the best way to power vehicles for a sustainable automotive future.
A Nation on Wheels Tour
Learn how cars shaped American culture through the decades.
Encourage curiosity and imagination with a condensed guided tour, playtime in the Family Zone, and story time with a related hands-on activity. Preschool programs are geared to ages 3-5 and allow one free chaperone for every 5 students.
Work with us to create a program that meets your classroom’s learning objectives and students’ interests. Contact our education department for more details.
- Additional $3 per student
Foster creative engineering with a hands-on project to take home. Workshops can accommodate one class per hour. Choose between the following options:
Students will review how car body designs have evolved over time before using their imagination to build a customized car of their own.
Students will learn how cars are designed with safety in mind before using limited materials to design and build a vehicle that will keep an egg safe in a crash.
Pinewood Derby Car
Students will review science concepts related to potential and kinetic energy before assembling and decorating a pinewood derby car that can be tested on the Museum’s full-length track in the Family Zone.
Renewable Energy Car
Students will discuss where our energy comes from and learn about the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources before using limited materials to engineer a car that moves using only energy that can be easily regenerated.
Speed Zone Tickets
Access to the Speed Zone is on a first-come, first-served basis and payment can be made upon arrival. The following discounts are available for education groups:
- Pro-class Slot Car Track: Additional $2 per student ($3 for regular Museum visitors). A slot car track ticket allows for 10 minutes of play and can accommodate up to 4 people at one time.
- CXC Racing Simulator: Additional $6 per student ($8 for regular Museum visitors). A racing simulator ticket allows for 6 minutes of play and can accommodate up to 3 people at one time. Participants must be at least 4’3” tall.
Education Department – email@example.com | 253.683.3978