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INSPIRE. TEACH. LEARN.

Our guiding tenet is "inspiring our youth by honoring our heroes." We support that philosophy with a rich variety of educational opportunities and programs.


Field Trips

Programs for School Groups

 

We offer a variety of programs for school groups and all are free of charge.

 

School Group Tour and Optional "Teacher Preview"

 

Your group's self-guided tour of the museum complex includes: Admiral Nimitz Museum, Plaza of Presidents, George H.W. Bush Gallery, Pacific Combat Zone, Japanese Garden of Peace and the Memorial Courtyard. 

 

Before arriving, take a virtual tour and download corresponding maps and TEKS-based lesson plans. Teachers may also schedule a FREE "preview"of the museum prior to arriving with their groups.

 

A minimum of 1 chaperone per 10 students is required for all school groups. If  chaperones outnumber students applicable admission may apply

 

Reserve your FREE self-guided "School Group Tour" and optional "Teacher Preview" by contacting the Director of Education.

 

Pacific Combat Zone Up Close

 

This staff-led presentation allows students to get the "boots on the ground" experience. Walk the battlefield , see artifacts up close, and learn more about WWII in the Pacific. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Outreach

 

If you can't come to the museum, we can come to your classroom and conduct a history lesson using WWII artifacts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Director of Education Bryan Degner at 830-997-8600 ext. 222 or at bdegner@nimitzfoundation.org

 

Checklist for Planning Your Trip

  • PICK YOUR PROGRAMS
    • Listed above
  • LINE UP CHAPERONES
    • A minimum of 1 chaperone per 10 students is required for all school groups
  • MAKE RESERVATION
    • Contact Director of Education 
  • DOWNLOAD MATERIAL
    • Maps, TEKS-based lesson plans (Grades 4 - 12)
  • CHECK YOUR PARKING OPTIONS
    • Parking is free for buses and cars at the Visitor Center across from the museum on Austin Street or at the Pacific Combat Zone
  • PACK LUNCH
    • Picnic area is available in the Memorial Courtyard and the Main Street Plaza (Market Platz), two blocks west of the museum
  • ORDER SOUVENIR DOG TAGS

Experience the human story of WWII in the Pacific Theater told through 55,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, over 900 artifacts, and audio/visual displays.


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