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Educational Programs 2018-10-31T19:13:15+00:00

Educational Programs

STEMtastic™ Day Camp

STEMtastic™ Summer Camp is located on the beautiful SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus at the southwest corner of Lakeland Linder airport (KLAL) in Lakeland, Florida.

STEMtastic™ day camp offers daily themes incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning techniques. Topics such as robotics, airplanes, rocketry, wave forms, and nature are included. Classes are taught by certified educators from STEM-based schools. Camp concludes on Friday with presentations by the students and an open house for families to tour Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum, Buehler Aerospace Skills Center, Piedmont Aerospace Lab, and Piedmont Aerospace Experience found in a Boeing 727.


Monday – Friday (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) 
Camp 1   (Ages 7-8)   June 17 – 21, 2019
Camp 2   (Ages 9-10)   July 8 – 12, 2019
Camp 3   (Ages 11-12)   July 15 – 19, 2019
$150 Fee includes all materials

Destination Aviation Summer Camp

Destination Aviation Summer Camps offer the option for participants to be residential or day campers. Activities are located on the beautiful SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus at the southwest corner of Lakeland Linder airport (KLAL) in Lakeland, Florida.

Destination Aviation Camps offer a flight opportunity for all participants. Each camp offers a day or residential option. Classroom group school instruction includes aircraft familiarization, cockpit instruments, aerodynamics, and flight simulators. The flight opportunity will be in a Piper Cherokee with campers piloting a cross-country course over the east coast of Florida. Two to three campers fly a ‘leg” of the course in ‘dual instruction’ from a certified Flight Safety International instructor. The campers loggable flight experience may include approximately 20 minutes of flight time and a takeoff and landing. Camp concludes on Friday with camper presentations and an open house for families to tour the Aerospace Center for Excellence.

Destination Aviation

Monday – Friday (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
Camp 1   (Ages 11-12)   June 10 – 14, 2019
Camp 2   (Ages 11-12)   June 17 – 21, 2019
Camp 3   (Ages 13-14)   June 24 – 28, 2019
Camp 4   (Ages 13-14)   July 8 – 12, 2019  
Camp 5  (Ages 15-18)   July 15 – 19, 2019
Camp 6   (Ages 15-18)   July 22 – 26, 2019
$400 Day Camper Fee includes all materials
$800 Residential Camper Fee includes all materials


Download a copy of our STEMtastic Day Camp or our Destination Aviation Summer Camp parent handbooks or contact Richele Floyd, Education Director, 863-644-2431, ext. 183 or

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Programs: On Campus and Off

School Tours

Museum tours are available by reservation only. Tours last approximately one hour and are led by a trained Docent. Teachers will be contacted prior to tour to make sure both Docent and Teacher are aware of what you want out of your tour. Teachers must provide appropriate chaperones for tour. Tours can be tailored to your needs. The museum will give the students history of flight, history of Florida aviation, many planes to see, Howard Hughes exhibits, simulators, and more.

We have a pavilion in which groups can have a picnic.

Gifts of Flight is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm and Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and available for souvenir shopping.

Contact the museum for more information (cost) or to set up your tour.

Outreach & Mentoring Program

If you are a teacher looking for someone to speak in your class or demonstrate activities in aviation and STEM Curriculum, give us a call. We have trained Docents and teachers to visit schools, civic groups or youth organizations for outreach work or mentoring. If you are interested contact the Education Department at 863-904-4073 for more details.

Aerospace Educators Workshop

Greetings Teachers,

 On Saturday of the event, SUN ‘n FUN hosts the annual Aerospace Educators’ Workshop. From the moment you arrive and get your official totebag, you will be immersed in aviation and space activities to ignite learning in your classroom. After participating in hands on sessions, meeting other aerospace educators, and gaining a huge assortment of materials, enjoy a catered lunch while listening to our keynote speaker. The annual Ray Lien Award will be presented to an outstanding aerospace educator.

Choose from 15 concurrent sessions held in the Central Florida Aerospace Academy. Seats are limited. Register today. And, you could be one of four lucky teachers who flies with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team. Motivate your students to reach the sky and enjoy the atmosphere up there with them. For more information, please email Barbara Walters-Phillips.

For more information or register for the Educators’ Workshop CLICK HERE!

Homecoming to the Sky

CFAA students will have an entire week dedicated to Aerospace activities at the start of the 2018 School Year.

The activities are currently being coordinated for November 2018

Stay tuned for details!

Fly Into Summer

This is a free event for our community which occurs each summer.  The event will feature free admission into Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum as well as a bounce house and aviation themed arts and crafts. Stay tuned for the 2019 dates for Fly Into Summer.

Aerospace Discovery Day

Aerospace Discovery Day is a free event to the community on October 20, 2018.  This event is held on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus to introduce young men and women to the world of aviation!  This is a free event to the community with first flight opportunities, STEM activities, and fun for the whole family!  For more information, CLICK HERE