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Aviation Discovery Center (ADC) & Theater




The Aviation Discovery Center is Planes of Fame Air Museum's educational facility at its Chino location! The Aviation Discovery Center focuses on aviation history and hands-on displays to enrich your visit to the museum. A visit to the Planes of Fame Aviation Discovery Center involves:

  • Bringing aviation history to life for young people
  • Providing hands-on experiences that explore aviation and aeronautics
  • Extending learning opportunities beyond the classroom walls
  • Showcasing the skills needed for a career in science, technology, engineering & math

The Aviation Discovery Center is open on the first Saturday of the month to all Museum visitors from 10am – 2pm. The Aviation Discovery Center is also open for weekday visit and fieldtrips by special arrangement.



Aviation Discovery Center Theater

The Aviation Discovery Center Theater is a perfect venue for educational purposes. School groups who are visiting the Aviation Discovery Center Theater for a fieldtrip have access to educational content and programs shown in our 45-seat theater. The theater is also equipped so that students can give presentations to classmates in the space. The space is equipped with the following instructional tools:

  • Document projector
  • Data projector
  • DVD player
  • Computer
  • Internet connection

The Aviation Discovery Center Theater is also open on the first Saturday of the month to all Museum visitors from 10am – 2pm. Please check the monitor in the theater lobby for a complete schedule of the program titles and show times.



Museum Atrium


This open space is the ideal setting for students to have a picnic style lunch during their visit. This area provides some seating, access to restrooms and trash cans.

 

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