Educational Programs Overview

The National Corvette Museum offers several options for families who would like a fun, educational trip that the entire family will enjoy!

Scout Groups

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. If you are ready to book a field trip, check out the Teacher page here.

Higher Education Scholarship

Thanks to the National Corvette Restorers Society, the National Corvette Museum now offers an annual scholarship award in the amount of $2,500. Click here to learn more.

Video Series

Vettecademy

A new series geared towards school-age kids, offering at-home educational and entertaining episodes on various aspects of Corvette. Check out the videos, posted weekdays at 10am CT on Facebook and YouTube.

Watch the entire series

Fully Vetted

The newly remodeled Corvette KidZone features a number of interactive activities geared toward children age eight and under.

Watch all the episodes

NCM Driver’s Education Programs

More information on our driver’s education programs can be found in the links below.

Street Survival

The Tire Rack Street Survival school is a safe teen program designed to go beyond today’s required driver’s education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience to become safer, smarter drivers. Trained and qualified in-car driving instructors as well as classroom experience for each student.

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!

Want more information? Visit www.streetsurvivial.org.

Check out the website for the course and register online here.

MEchanics

Presented by Leachman Cadillac and Autozone

MEchanics is a class that takes place at the National Corvette Museum that gives students of all ages the information they need to take proper care of their car. From checking your oil, to changing a lightbulb, to changing a tire, this class covers everything a driver needs to know about their car to keep it running strong and running safe.

MEchanics classes are limited to groups of 10-20 students so every student has an opportunity to ask questions and actively participate in the class.

Scouting groups can also earn a patch for their active participation in MEchanics.

The cost per person for MEchanics is $20, which includes museum admission.

Classes are scheduled catering to your group’s availability Monday through Friday. To schedule your MEchanics class, please contact Deb Howard at 270-777-4514, or [email protected] at least two (2) weeks in advance.

Andy Pilgrim’s Traffic Safety Education Foundation

Professional road racer and Corvette Hall of Fame inductee Andy Pilgrim, a member of the NCM Motorsports Park team, has located his Traffic Safety Education Foundation to Bowling Green, KY. Andy first became interested in road safety in the mid-90’s as a give back project, initially speaking to high school students in FL. Wanting to take things further, he launched The Traffic Safety Education Foundation as an official 501(c)(3) organization in 2008.

Distracted driving is a growing epidemic in the US and the main cause for the massive increase in traffic deaths and injuries over the last 3 years. Andy has produced several educational videos to help improve things. They are aimed at new drivers, parents with children of all ages and driver education teachers. Understanding the need for younger children to know more about the dangers of distracted driving, Andy also produced a mobility curriculum for grade 4 through 8 students.

Autographed copies of Pilgrim’s educational DVDs are available for purchase through the Corvette Store, and a number of outreach programs will be offered through the Traffic Safety Education Foundation. To learn more, visit trafficsafetyeducationfoundation.org.

Education Sponsorship Opportunities

Fund a Field Trip

Send students on a field trip to the museum that cannot afford to take field trips. 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 Group Sales Department at 270-467-8808 with your group information to schedule your MEchanics class.