Preserving the past... Inspiring the Future!
Mon - Fri : 9:00AM - 1:30PM
Sat & Sun : Noon - 5:00 PM
WACO Aviation Learning Center
The WACO Historical Society, in addition to preserving aviation's past, is also dedicated and actively works to nurture aviation's future through its Learning Center programs.
The goal of the Learning Center is to use aviation related hands-on teaching projects to inspire and educate. We want to reach students, assist and train teachers, and inspire adults to support life- long learning.
The Education Director has developed an outreach program designed to foster science, technology, engineering and math. We emphasize inquiry based learning and the engineering and design process as our means to develop the student’s inquisitive and creative aspects of learning. Collaboration among students is encouraged as a key aspect of real world problem solving.
Many of our programs demonstrate the principles of flight and engage participants in making and flying hot air balloons, kites, model airplanes, paper rockets, Estes rockets, hovercraft, and more! WACO is where learning is made fun and where making paper airplanes is encouraged. Whenever possible, we use actual aviation experts as the teachers and leaders of the activities.
The WACO Learning Center conducts programs with schools, preschools, church groups, Scout Troops, homeschool families, Civil Air Patrol posts here at the Field and at other local airports.
Below are some of the programs that we offer:
Wings on Strings Family Kite Day
Aviation Invasion 6th Grade Day
Home School Outreach Program
Adults $6.00 - Military (w/ID) $5.00
Students $3.00 - Under 6 FREE