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Frequently asked questions

Who can book a field trip?
Operation Urgent Fury is created for students in grades 5-8. Operation KAL 007 is created for students in grades 9 and above.

The Reagan Leadership Center is not open to the public, but is available for school groups, home school groups, youth groups, after school programs, camps, clubs, etc.

How many students can you accommodate?
For either the on-site or virtual experience, we are able to accommodate classes ranging from 10-45 students. Each module is limited to 15 students so that we are able to engage and provide a meaningful experience for all students. We can offer up to 3 modules per session. 

How long is a field trip?
The on-site field trip is a minimum of 1 hour and 30 minutes (90 minutes). This will cover a briefing and time in the Reagan Leadership Center. The maximum time for an in-person field trip is four hours and includes a briefing, Reagan Leadership Center, and Air Force One tour, an outside tour, and a museum tour.

The virtual field will take place on Zoom and is 1 hour and 30 minutes (90 minutes). It includes an introduction, briefing, and virtual simulation, as well as an interactive tour.

Will lunch be built into the schedule?
Lunch will be built into your field trip schedule. Students will bring sack lunches and eat under the wings of Air Force One! There is also an option to order lunches from our catering department.

Chaperones and students will not be permitted to visit the café or purchase lunch anywhere on site.

What is the dress code?
Students and chaperones should dress casually and appropriately. Everyone should wear comfortable shoes for walking.

How much does this field trip cost?
The cost of this field trip is $599 per 45 students.
• A $20 non-refundable deposit per group is required at booking to reserve your field trip date.
• Final payment is due no later than 2 weeks prior to your scheduled field trip date.

The Reagan Foundation believes all schools should have access to our award winning program. If you are a Title 1 school or have a financial need, apply for a scholarship. These funds help support operations of the center, including staff, and are reinvested as support for our broader education programming, including college scholarships and fee reduction for Title 1 schools. There are limited scholarships available for Title 1 Schools on a first-come, first-served basis. 

What is the cancellation policy?
Please be advised that cancellations made up to 2 weeks before your scheduled field trip via email to or phone call 805-577-4160 will be refunded minus the $20 deposit.

Cancellations made after the two week period before your field trip up to 48 hours before will receive a 50% refund minus the $20 deposit.

No refund will be given for cancellations within 48 hours of your scheduled field trip.

Please call 805-577-4160 for any questions.

Are there scholarships available?
There are limited scholarships available for Title 1 Schools on a first-come, first-served basis. Title 1 schools who can prove they have a need can fill out a scholarship application and submit it to Learn more about our Field Trip and Bus Scholarships on our scholarship page

What is your chaperone policy?
Teachers are required to be chaperones. We will include all teachers in our count before adding parents. The Chaperone Policy states that 1 adult is allowed for every 10 students – there are no exceptions except for Special Needs Aides employed by the district (they are always allowed with their students). Special Needs Aides are welcome to help his/her student and are not included in the chaperone count. Please let us know ahead of time, so we can make the accommodations necessary. Adults over the 1:10 ratio are considered “regular guests of the museum” and as such, they will pay admission at the front desk, tour the museum on their own, eat lunch on their own, and will not meet up with the group or their child at any point throughout the day.

What is your sick/COVID policy?
Any student or adult exhibiting symptoms for any illness (coughing, sneezing, and/or fever, diarrhea, vomiting or bad headache) must stay home or will be sent home immediately on arrival. Students or adults that have tested positive for COVID or are exhibiting  COVID symptoms must stay home. Classrooms with  COVID exposure within 5 days will be required to wear masks while attending the field trip. This not only protects you and your class, but our staff, museum docents and other museum visitors.


What are the technical requirements?
The Reagan Leadership Center uses Zoom Video Conferencing which requires each student to have a computer and WiFi access. Each student will need to have access to Zoom with video and audio capabilities. We can also accommodate a classroom as one group without breakout rooms and access to only 1 computer.

The teacher will act as the chaperone unless each student is calling in from home. In that case, we would be using breakout rooms, and would need an adult chaperone in each breakout room.

How long is a virtual field trip?
Virtual field trips are 1 hour and 30 minutes.