WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VISIT
Please carefully read our FAQs section
prior to booking your field trip- our program changes slightly from year to year
and we see approximately 25,000 students from all over California each school year.
The Air Force One Discovery Center is a curriculum-based program with pre-visit
requirements. It is FREE of charge to all students and teachers (carefully read
the Chaperone Policy prior
to arriving at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum).
The coordinating teacher determines their school’s arrival and departure times to
the library- make sure to account for travel time and traffic! Unfortunately, late
arrivals cannot make up the activities they miss due to tardiness.
The ideal amount of time for a field trip is 4 hours as the day includes: the Discovery
Center classroom activity and simulation, lunch, a docent-led tour of the museum,
memorial site, Berlin Wall, and Air Force One.
Reservations for the 2015-2016 school year are now closed.
To be placed on the wait list, please send an email with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: Name of school, grade level, # of students, arrival time to the library, and departure time from the library. Should a space open up that meets your school’s parameters, you will be contacted by a member of our staff. Reservations for the 2016-2017 school year will open December 1, 2015. First priority for dates will go to schools who are on the wait list for this school year. No phone calls, please.
Bus Scholarship Information
Please note that bus scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 school year will not be accepted until August 1, 2015.
Due to decreased funds for bus transportation in many districts, the Ronald Reagan
Presidential Foundation grants an allotted amount each year in bus scholarships.
If you are truly a school in need and would like the opportunity to obtain needed
funds, please carefully read, complete, and submit a school bus scholarship application.
Click here to print an application.
If you are interested in applying for funding through the Edison International grant,
please contact our office to determine eligibility.
Southwinds Transportation is an approved vendor through The Ronald Reagan Presidential
Foundation, and special rates are available. Click here to request transportation through this company.