Flying Through Books! Tour

Nursery School & Pre-K Children


Students will learn about how airplanes have changed from the early years of aviation through present-day. They will enjoy a hands-on experience of becoming a pilot, and enjoy interactive activities in our hands-on room and instructional space.

During the tour, you can choose to focus on one of three different topics, each with a corresponding storybook, activities, and crafts.
  • The Wright Brothers: The story reading takes place in front of the Wright B airplane, and the story and activities focus on the Wright Brothers and their first flight.
  • Airmail Pilots: A retelling of the story takes place in front of the Curtiss "Jenny," and the story and activities focus on air mail and the lives of air mail pilots.
  • Helicopters: The story reading takes place in front of the 1924 Berliner helicopter, the first helicopter to make a controlled flight. The story and activities focus on the use of helicopters and their differences from airplanes.