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.
• PRESCHOOL TOUR
Encourage curiosity and imagination with a condensed guided tour, playtime in the Family Zone, and storytime with a related hands-on activity. Preschool programs are geared to ages 3-5 and allow one free chaperone for every 5 students.
• CUSTOMIZED TOUR
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:
• CUSTOMIZED CAR
Students will review how car body designs have evolved over time before using their imagination to build a customized car of their own.
• CRASH-TEST CAR
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.
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.