A hands-on museum where visitors can climb into some of the helicopters and touch the controls. Please see the VISIT tab for hours.
Exhibits and video presentations depicting the development and evolution of rotary wing flight in the U.S. and around the world.
An Education Center with programs that teach and inspire students and non-students of all ages the basic principles and wonders of vertical wing flight.
A research library with over 10,000 documents dedicated to the aviation industry available by appointment. Please call 610-436-9600 for more information.
About our Programs:
Combining demonstrations and hands-on experiments with educational activities in the Museum’s gallery of helicopters makes for an exciting and memorable visit. We Also encourage setting aside free time so that visitors can explore the aircraft and climb in the cockpits to try their hand at the controls.
Pre-visit materials are available for many of the programs to help prepare the students for their visit.
A unique and fun scavenger hunt through the museum for all ages! You can print a copy here to bring with you or pick one up at admissions during your visit.
The Museum’s programs support the Pennsylvania Education Standards for Science and Technology, History and Arts and Humanities.
Science Explorers Camp:
Science Explorers is an innovative, hands-on science company dedicated to providing an opportunity for children ages 4-11 to become engaged in the wonders of science. This summer Science Explorers will be hosting camps at the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center! Visit www.scienceExplorers.com or call 1-877-870-9517 to register!
July 8 – 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Take a Dive Camp (Ages 7 – 11) Dive into the world of marine biology and oceanography!
August 12 – 16, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: FUN-omenal Physics (Ages 7 – 11) The physics of motion, electrifying experiments mixed with some chemistry!