The National Corvette Museum offers several options for families who would like a fun, educational trip that the entire family will enjoy!
More information on our driver’s education programs can be found in the links below.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Camp
The National Corvette Museum, Historic RailPark, and the Aviation Heritage Park have teamed up to create a unique week long summer camp titled, “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”.
Who can attend (ages): Camp is geared towards students who will be entering 2nd through 5th grade for the coming school year.
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 17-21
Locations: National Corvette Museum: June 17-18
Historic RailPark & Train Museum: June 19-20
Aviation Heritage Park: June 21
Time: 8:00-4:30 Monday – Friday with camp “graduation” scheduled for Friday at 3:00pm
Cost: Flat Fee of $150 per registered camper
How to Sign up/Register: We will have a link on our website to register click here .
Deadline to Register: Deadline to register will be Monday, June 3rd
Space is limited to 40 campers. Camp t-shirt included in cost. Snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring their own sack lunch each day. Camp graduation ceremony will be held on Friday afternoon at 3:00
At the Aviation Heritage Park, campers will…
AHP Tour– Hear the extraordinary story of the pilots honored by each plane.
See the F-4D Phantom piloted by Brigadier General Daniel Cherry responsible for shooting down a North Vietnamese MiG-21. Place your hand on the NASA T-38 flown by every man to set foot on the moon. Experience the newest addition to the park- a UH-1 Huey helicopter. More: F-111 flown in the 1986 raid on Libya, Blue Angels F9F-5 Panther, and T-33 Shooting Star.
Science of Flight– Learn the parts of a plane, how those parts work, and the four opposing forces that gets it into the air- lift, force, thrust, and drag. Then campers can try their hand at flying a large glider and compete to see who can glide the farthest. Also, build and throw their own mini glider!
Military Paint Schemes– Learn how the military paints camouflage and other markings to help disguise their planes based on where the planes will be flying. Campers will be given a photo of a location to create their own camouflage paper airplane and shadow box.
Weather and Planes– Learn how the weather effects plane travel. Campers create a water cycle bracelet.
At the Historic RailPark and Train Museum, campers will…
Tour the Museum- Campers will explore the Historic RailPark and Train Museum to learn about the history of American railroading. This includes our two-story museum as well as our five restored railcars.
Weather & A Special Guest- Special guest Cody Bailey, a meteorologist at WNKY News, will come to the RailPark to teach campers about how weather conditions affect the operation of planes, trains, and automobiles.
Escape Games- Campers will experience the RailPark’s Mercy Train or Caboose Crash escape games. They will utilize team work to break free before time runs out!
The Life of Hobos- Campers will learn about the life and culture of migrant workers, known as “hobos.” They will engage in an activity that will teach them the hobos’ secret language.
Early Technology- Campers will learn about early train technology and how it has evolved through the years. They will discover that some of the same technology is still used today!
At the National Corvette Museum, campers will…
Tour the Museum– Campers will enjoy a guided, scavenger hunt tour the Corvette Museum to learn about the unique history behind America’s Sports Car. In addition, they will have the opportunity to explore our latest exhibit, “From Gas Station to Space Station: How NASA Conquered Low-Earth Orbit” which includes a large scale (1:15) replica of the Space Shuttle Atlantis along with many impressive NASA artifacts from LEO missions.
Road Science & A Special Guest – Campers will learn about “road science” behind asphalt with a special guest from Scotty’s Contracting. Campers will learn about different types of rocks and binders used in creating the asphalt that pave our roadways around the region as well as some unique things they did to make our Corvette Motorsports Park track.
Street Smarts– Campers will discover how to be a street-smart pedestrian and bike rider. They will create a group poster
Tire Traction & Friction– Campers will learn about the life of a tire tread and how physics, (force and friction) come into play as they learn about traction from our Museum’s Preservation and Maintenance Technician. They will also create a balloon-powered paper plate racer to race against friends and measure distance traveled.
Early Design– Campers will learn about early car design techniques that are still in use today. Campers will try their hand at sculpting a model of a Corvette out of clay.
Get Your Kicks – Campers will discover the unique history behind Route 66, learn a bit about our country’s geography in the process, and create their own vanity license plates.
Interested in volunteering during Planes, Trains and Automobiles camp? Visit this link to learn more.
Ask about our scavenger hunts for scout groups. You can even earn a special patch during your visit! Check it out here.
Teacher Resources and Field Trip Info
Are you a teacher planning a field trip or seeking car-themed activities to download and use in your classroom? We have loads of resources for you here. And if you are ready to book a field trip, check out the Teacher page here.
Corvette Activities for Download
- Corvette Profiles – 2005 MVB Corvette “Number 61” While some Corvette owners treat their cars like royalty, driving them easy, and only in dry conditions, this cannot be said about all Corvette owners. Other Corvette owners daily their Corvettes, taking their Vettes through monsoons and snowstorms – like nothing can stop their Corvette driving experience. While these daily driver Corvettes may have taken a ...
- Corvette Profiles – The Last of the C3s The 3rd generation of the Corvette is the longest running generation to date, spanning 15 full years of production. The first production year of the 3rd generation, or C3 Corvette introduced many new features along with its new body style. The C3 came in both a convertible and a coupe for its first year, but ...
- Corvette Profiles – 1986 Corvette Indy Back in the mid-1980s, General Motors released one of the most technologically advanced cars ever created for its time; the Corvette C4. Upon release of the C4, the world was incredibly excited for what the car was capable of. In the 1980s, car design was like music of time. It was out with the old, and ...
- Corvette Profiles – 1957 Corvette Production Racer In the performance section of the National Corvette Museum, hundreds of thousands of visitors every year see examples of Corvette racing throughout the years. One of the earliest examples of Corvette racing, and one that is often overlooked due to how stock the racer looks cosmetically, is the 1957 #4 fuel injected Corvette. Upon first glance, this ...
Education Sponsorship Opportunities
- Fund a Fieldtrip – Send students on a fieldtrip to the museum that cannot afford to take fieldtrips. Funds go toward admission for student groups, $300 funds an entire classroom; $1,000 funds an entire grade
- Street Survival – Sponsor a teen driver to attend this all day school that teaches safe driving. $75 Provides breakfast for participants and coaches $200; Provides lunch for participants and coaches $400
- MEchanics – From changing a tire, to checking fluids, to even changing headlight bulbs, MEchanics teaches drivers of all skill levels and ages how to properly care for their car to keep it running strong. – $20 per student, museum admission included. Classes are scheduled for groups of 10-20 students – please contact our Education Department at 270-777-4514 with your group information to schedule your MEchanics class.