Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

Discover aviation history at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, especially the Eighth’s role in defeating Hitler’s Germany in tours that combine STEM and history elements to create a well-rounded experience for groups. Younger learners will receive an introduction to the world of aviation and learn to identify parts of a plane. Older learners will delve into WWII, and the experiences of crewmembers, prisoners of war, the Holocaust, African Americans, and women. Workshops including Life on the Home front led by Rosie the Riveter, the Science of Flight, and The Roosevelt’s and Depression Era women can be added on to tours. 
Contact Info
Address: 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler, GA 31322. Chatham County. Tel: 912-748-8888. Web: www.mightyeighth.org. Email: education@mightyeighth.org. Hrs: 9AM-5PM daily. 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.