Family Drop-In Programs

Discovery Backpack Program

There’s even more to explore with the Alberta Aviation Museum’s Discovery Backpacks! Backpacks are available for Families or Groups to add a bag full of interactive activities to your visit. Discovery Backpack Activities are intended children ages 7-12.

Our Discovery Backpacks includes 7 interactive activities including scavenger hunts and crafts to explore aircraft control surfaces, aircraft design, morse code and more!


You can borrow a Discovery Backpack from the front desk when you purchase your admission or add it to your online ticket purchase. Backpacks are $3 each  and are not available during special events.


Perfect for Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, childcare centers, and other visiting children’s groups, you can add a group set of Discovery Backpacks to any self-guided or guided group visit. Each backpack includes materials for up to 5 children and are borrowed in groups of 5 backpacks for $25 (maximum 10 backpacks per group). Our group Backpacks include additional activities for children to work on together including becoming their own tour guide!

All groups whether guided or self-guided must book their Backpacks in advance using our guided tour request form.


We also have sensory kits including sunglasses, ear defenders, fidgets, and more that can be added to any Backpack.

Ask at the front-desk for more information and to acquire your kit. Available on a first-come, first serve basis.

Discovery Backpack activity kit hanging on the props of a Norseman aircraft
Discovery Backpack activity kit in the passenger seat of a Bell 47 Helicopter. A mannequin is in the pilot seat.