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 on a space available basis to public, private and charter schools, as well as to youth organizations like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Civil Air Patrol, and Boys and Girls Clubs. These tours are offered Monday-Sunday between the hours of 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM, depending on availability. Free school and youth group tours are not available in the month of March or for Moonlight MADness.
This program is available for grades 5-12 (the content is not suitable for younger audiences). The School/Youth Group Tour program consists of a one-hour guided tour of the missile site and a 30-minute classroom session when education Docents are available. 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 and may be split over multiple days. Groups larger than 50 cannot be accommodated.
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.