Group Tours: Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more by calling 410-682-6122 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
We welcome groups from schools, youth groups, adults groups, retirement and assisted living homes, and community organizations. Docent-lead tours of exhibits and aircraft are available Monday - Saturday. Group Admission is $3 per person. Parking is free. Bus parking is available.
Museum admission to the Museum exhibit gallery, Wednesday - Saturday is generally free for walk-in visitors. Donations gratefully accepted. For special events, there may be a program charge.
Monthly Speaker Series
The Museum conducts a Monthly Speaker Program open to anyone interested in aviation and space. Entertaining and informative, illustrated
talks are given by prominent speakers on a wide range of interesting subjects. Each talk is followed by a social break with refreshments and then a segment covering
museum and general interest topics, often including current events and a short video or slide presentation.
All speaker programs are in the Lockheed Martin auditorium at 2323 Eastern Boulevard, Middle River, Maryland. Programs begin at 7:00PM
and generally last until 9:30PM on the first Monday of each month, unless delayed a week by a holiday. A photo ID is required
of all attendees, and children must be escorted by an adult with a photo ID.
Programs will continue each month throughout 2012. Scheduled programs include:
See home page.
Welcome to the 2011-2012 school year.
Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Gemini Space Program
Maryland's pioneering aviation spirit of the twentieth century launched the technological inspiration and innovation for twenty-first century space exploration. Visit the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport in Middle River, Maryland to experience Maryland's aviation past while exploring Maryland's aerospace future. If your school is unable to visit, the Museum's Outreach Program can travel to your school. For information on any of these Education Programs call 410-682-6122 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
I. School Field Trips
1) Elementary Grade Level
The Museum is currently offering a school field trip experience that supports Maryland State STEM curriculum for grades 3 through 5.
Length of Program Package: 2 1/2 hours
Elementary Program Package Includes: a tour of the Museum's exhibits, outdoor aircraft collection and interactive program "It's Rocket Science"
The Museum's Exhibit Tour: From Wind Wagons to Rockets includes the Museum's exhibit gallery, housed within a World War II hangar built by the Glenn L. Martin Company. An introduction to Glenn L. Martin as a boy with ingenuity to build a wind wagon through to his arrival in Middle River, Maryland in 1929 and becoming a leader in aviation, sets your group on a journey of Martin's vision for challenging the laws of gravity with new aircraft innovations and improving the aircraft employee's work experience through to the company's manufacturing of rockets for the Gemini space program. Your group will visit the Museum's aircraft collection at Strawberry Point, located at the east end of the airport where visitors have a front row view of the runway and air traffic landing and departing and the opportunity to see jobs in action that keep a general aviation airport operating on a daily basis. As this area is not within walking distance of Hangar 5, it is necessary that your group's bus or van remain with you throughout your visit
"Itís Rocket Science", features the dynamics of flight. After a brief presentation on rocketry, students design and build paper rockets propelled by means of a pressurized launcher through a designated target. With each attempt, students apply concepts of motion, trajectory and stability in refining optimal designs.
Elementary Program Package Fee: $9 per student. School groups receive one free chaperone admission for every 10 students. Adults above the one to ten ratio count are $3 each.
Optional Activities: Extend your visit with either of the following activities:
Welcome Aboard - From September through November and April through June, add an Open Cockpit experience to your Strawberry Point tour providing access inside the Museum's 1952 Martin 404 passenger airliner. The fee for this tour experience is an additional $25 per school group for opening the 404. If you have 50 students in your group, that adds only an additional fifty cents per student for this unique opportunity to board a 1950's aircraft.
The Wright Brothers Story: This fifty minute musical by the Museum's theatre-in-residence celebrates the industrious spirit of the Wright brothers as they worked to achieve their dream to fly. Right Place, Right Time, Wright Brothers is a story of vision, productivity and achievement as it recognizes and celebrates how the world became smaller in only twelve seconds. Our show demonstrates the pioneering spirit of Wilbur and Orville and increases the publicĎs knowledge of how modern aviation took flight. This production includes audience participation as it deals with the how as well as the why, describing the technological thinking of two brothers in the late nineteenth century. This fourteen song musical focuses on the ďbirthĒ of powered flight and includes not only the triumph of the brothers, but also the story behind the moment, including their experience as inventors, newspaper publishers and bicycle mechanics. As the show moves to its finish, Wilbur and Orville, and their sister Katherine bring the audience forward in time through the accomplishments of man in flight with the song ďOne Small StepĒ and anchors all of these achievements solidly to the vision and courage of Wilbur and Orville Wright, who were absolutely at the right place, at the right time. For groups of 50 or more students - $5 per person
2) Middle through High School
Education Program: "History Detectives"
Length of Program Package: One Hour
The Museumís archivist led research offers students the opportunity to explore, discover and examine Primary Resources in the Museumís archives. Up to 10 pages of photocopying material is included. Additional copies are available to make at $.10 per copy. A theme on which the student is researching is requested two weeks prior to the visit so that the Museumís archives staff can prepare an Archives Research Guide for the studentís project.
Program Package Fee: This program has a maximum of 10 students per hour and has the following fee levels, depending on group size:
10 students: $6 per student
6 - 9 students: $8 per student
5 or less students: $10 per student
Optional Activity: Extend your visit with a 90 minute tour of the Museum's exhibits and aircraft for an additional $3 per student.
II Outreach Program
1) For Grades 2 - 4
"Letís Fly", a glider assembly line begins with a presentation on the basic principles of flight and functions of typical airplane parts. Students then discover the efficiency of the assembly line method in the mass production of paper gliders. Each student will receive a glider and is encouraged to apply knowledge of lift, drag, thrust, and weight in the culminating activity.
2) For Grades 3 - 5
"To Infinity and Beyond!", the Museumís rocket assembly line program begins with a presentation on the importance of rocketry and dynamics of flight in relation to parts of a rocket. Students discover the efficiency of the assembly line in the mass production of paper rockets. Each student will receive a straw-powered rocket and is encouraged to apply basic principles of propulsion in the culminating activity. A minimum of 15 assembly workers is required.
3) All grade levels
"Whatís Up With Wings?" begins with a presentation on the principles of flight and the functions of the airfoil. Students are encouraged to explore the attributes of several paper prototypes in creating an original aircraft design.
The Outreach Program fee is $8 per student. Additional travel fees may be applied to schools outside of the Baltimore area.
Add to your Outreach visit an assembly program performance of "Right Place, Right Time, Wright Brothers", a musical presenting the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright and their journey to their first successful flight. For more information, contact the Museum's Education Department.
Special Funding Programs for Baltimore City Schools
1) For third grade teachers
The Museum has School Bus funding available through the Field Trip Transportation Fund of the Greater Baltimore History Alliance and the Baltimore National Heritage Area.
2) Outreach program for Fourth Grade students at City Elementary Schools
Thanks to the support of a Target grant, the Museum's musical presentation "Right Place, Right Time, Wright Brothers" is available to visit your school to share the story of powered flight with your 4th grade students.
Remaining dates include September 12, 13, 19, 29, October 7, 17, 24, 28 and November 2, 4, 7.