Education

We are committed to education

The Dakota Territory Air Museum is dedicated to the expansion of aerospace education opportunities for K-12 and post educational organizations in our region.  With the support of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission and the Farstad Foundation, students can chart a path in the aviation and space industry by participating in camps, tours, classes and scholarship programs offered through the museum.

AVIATION CAMPS

Our aviation camps are a great place to bring your children or grandchildren for a fun aviation inspired learning adventure!

ACE & PACE CAMP LOCATIONS
Dakota Territory Air Museum
Flying Legends Hangar
100 34th Ave NE, Minot, ND 58703
(North of the Minot International Airport)

ACE Aviation Camp for 3rd & 4th Graders

ACE is an exciting aviation camp experience guided by aviation and education mentors.  The ACE program introduces 3rd and 4th graders to general aviation concepts involving fun, hands-on learning activities within the unique surroundings of the Dakota Territory Air Museum.  Kids will also enjoy up-close and personal tours of historical military and general aviation aircraft by famous aviators, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and Amelia Earhart and a museum scavenger hunt that is sure to educate and inspire!

2019 ACE Camp Schedule
ACE camps are FREE thanks to the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission and the Farstad Foundation! Morning sessions (9am – noon) and afternoon sessions (2pm – 5pm) are available on February 2, February 9 and March 23. All camps are held at the Dakota Territory Air Museum. Camp participants must currently be in 3rd or 4th grade. Each camp session is limited to 30 children.

PACE Aviation Camp for 5th & 6th Graders

PACE is a 5-session program designed for 5th and 6th graders with a strong curiosity for aviation!  Tapping into the leadership of pilots and aviation mentors, kids will experience in-depth aviation concepts involving fun, hands-on activities focusing on one aviation topic each session.  At the first session, each child is presented with a personalized museum Passport.  Attending all five PACE sessions will earn a child enough stamps in their Passport for an introductory flight!

Check back with us in April for our 2019 PACE Camp Schedule!

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School Tours

The Dakota Territory Air Museum offers guided tours for school groups and other groups at any time of the year.  Our guided tours provide groups with an engaging, interactive and inquiry-based experience.  Self-guided tours can also be arranged.   Thanks to the generosity of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, school tours are FREE of charge for grades Preschool-12.  For more information about scheduling a tour and date availability, please contact the museum at 701.852.8500 or via email at airmuseum@minot.com.

Aviation Scholarship Program

With financial support from the Farstad Foundation, the Dakota Territory Air Museum is proud to offer annual scholarships to students taking part in aviation education.

Scholarships Available

Established in 2016, and administered by the museum’s education committee, the $25,000 annual scholarship award includes:

$2,500 to the ACE Program – Aviation Camp Experience for 3rd & 4th graders
$2,500 to the PACE Program – Passport Aviation Camp Experience for 5th & 6th graders
$20,000 for eight (8) $2,500 scholarships that include:
Five (5) scholarships for flight training toward solo certification
C-150 rental at $160/hr = 15.6 hours of flight training
Three (3) scholarships held in reserve for alternative awards to include:
A&P (Airframe & Powerplant) Certification
Flight Nurse Training
Air Traffic Control (ATC)
Trade School

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

  • Scholarship awards are based on financial need, stated desire, and viability of non-flight training related plan.
  • Funds are to be used by the end of the calendar year in which the scholarship is awarded. Any unused funds will be retained for future scholarships.
  • Funds may be disbursed for approved aviation related educational needs such as ground training and written exams.
  • Funds may be approved for use at satellite training facilities.
  • Applications must include three endorsements that address need, desire and work ethic.
  • Applications will be accepted beginning December 15th through April 15th each year.
  • Scholarships will be awarded the end of April.

2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Congratulations to the following winners of the Dakota Territory Air Museum’s 2018 Aviation Scholarship Program!
Boy Scout Troop 437
Tatum Hertz
Jacob Ebberts
Josh Griffin
Lauren Henderson
Jared Samsel
Cole Brose
Nicholas Burkart

Location

100 34th Ave NE
PO Box 195
Minot, ND 58702-0195

Contact

(701) 852-8500
airmuseum@minot.com

Hours

OPEN: May 11, 2019 - October 19, 2019

M - S : 10am-5pm

Sun : 1pm-5pm

(other times by appointment)

Admission

5 & under Free
6-17 - $5
Adults - $10
Family - $20
Military - 50% Discount

School groups (and other groups) are welcome at any time of the year by appointment. Please contact us for more information.