The Titan Missile Museum offers a variety of education programs for students and children.
School and Youth Group Tours of the Titan Missile Museum are offered free of charge to public, private and charter schools, as well as to youth organizations such as the Scouts, Civil Air Patrol, and Boys and Girls Clubs. We also offer these tours free of charge to municipal Parks and Recreation Programs for children on a space available basis.
The tours and activities are appropriate for grades 5-12. The School/Youth Group Tour program consists of a one-hour guided tour of the missile site with a tour especially designed for students, and a 30-minute classroom session. In the classroom, students learn some of the principles of rocket flight by launching seltzer rockets and participating in other fun and educational activities.
We offer several previsit activities, varying in approach and complexity, to assist teachers and students in preparing for their visit. These activities can be downloaded here: Military Phonetic Alphabet, Titan II & The Cold War, Titan II: Final Mission, and Titan II and the 390th SMW. The entire program generally lasts 90 minutes. The tours can only accommodate 22 students plus three chaperones at a time, so groups that are larger than 25 will be divided into two groups. Groups larger than 50 can only be accommodated during certain seasons and with advance approval.
The museum requires one adult chaperone for every 10 students, and these adults, along with the drivers, will be admitted to the museum free of charge. Any other adults accompanying the group must pay the regular admission fee. Reservations for these tours must be made at least 30 days in advance.
The School Tour Program strives to provide an innovative, thought-provoking and challenging student experience that compliments the Arizona history and science curriculums, promotes critical thinking, and stimulates language and reading skills. For more information, or to make your reservation, contact the Titan Missile Museum at (520) 625-7736 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traveling and Special Education Programs
If your class or youth group can’t come to the museum we can bring the museum to your classroom or club! Using FaceTime or Skype, one of our expert docents, equipped with an iPod Touch and headphones (to hear your questions), will provide a tour of the missile site.Standard one-hour tours are available for classroom presentations and can be delivered to your desktop computer, iPod or other hand-held device. These tours cost $24.95 and are available from 8am to 5pm MST. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance for these tours. Contact the museum at (520) 625-4598 or email email@example.com for more information.
The museum will also work with school, youth, and municipal organizations, whenever possible, to create special programs tailored for specific groups. For example, the museum can offer a 2-hour rocket camp where children (and parents too!) learn about the principles of rocket flight, and then launch their own seltzer rockets in the museum's parking lot. The museum can also work with you to sponsor art and reading contests/activities.
All of these programs are offered on a first come, first served basis, and are scheduled based on staff availability. Additional fees may apply to special programs.