With a mission to preserve Oklahoma’s aerospace history and to inspire science-based learning through discovery, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium (TASM) has carved out a unique niche in the Oklahoma museum community. TASM has been exposing students to real-world applications of STEM for over 15 years.
Education is provided in a stimulating environment that includes inspirational stories of aerospace pioneers and events, unique and priceless aircraft, computer flight simulators, cockpit trainers, demonstrations, and simulated space voyage experiences.
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From the very beginning, the focus of the museum has always been education.
The museum’s mission is carried out in a stimulating setting that includes inspirational stories of aerospace pioneers and events, priceless aircraft, computer flight simulators, aerospace based curriculum, a teacher resource center and a library and media center.
Hands-on activities have been proven to enhance learning: as a result, group tours are interspersed with activities and aircraft that students can actually touch. Open cockpits, a robotic arm, a space shuttle launch, a space maneuvering unit and a simulated wind tunnel are all included to help students comprehend the principles of flight as well as the technology utilized by astronauts, pilots, and scientists.
Every year TASM provides hundreds of group tours and hands-on activities for school field trips. Approximately 60% of visitors to the museum are college-aged and younger. Over 40% of admissions are school field trips. As a consequence, TASM has developed a reputation throughout northeastern Oklahoma as a premier destination for young families
Our story began in 1998 in a 1940’s hangar on the Spartan School of Aeronautics’ campus. In 2005, TASM moved into the Sherman and Ellie Smith Hanger One (its current location) on a 17.8 acre campus on the north side of the Tulsa International Airport. With the help of Tulsa County’s Vision 2025 proposition, the James E. Bertelsmeyer Planetarium opened in 2006, providing many Oklahomans their first experience in a planetarium.
Since it’s inception, TASM has grown into viable and well-managed operation that attracts increasing numbers of students and visitors, establishing its position not only as a center for educational enrichment, but as a tourism and convention resource for Tulsa. Since the public opening in May 1998, the museum has welcomed over 600,000 visitors through its doors.
Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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