Education

From history to physics and everything in between, there’s so much to learn aboard LEX.

Sometimes the best lessons are taught outside of the classroom. Schools, scout and youth groups from all over the country have climbed aboard LEX for an adventure like no other. It’s a floating classroom that’s full of history and inspiring stories. Once you step foot aboard this WWII aircraft carrier you become a part of the story. So get ready to embark on a journey like no other.

Eight Adventures to Choose From!

Adventure One

Self Guided Group Tour & 3D MEGA Theater Film

(all ages)

Touring this 16-deck, 33,000-ton aircraft carrier is a big adventure! Groups will prepare for battle as the pilots did in the Ready Room, inspect historic aircraft on the flight and hangar decks, tour the Admirals Quarters and Engine room and relive the last-ditch Japanese kamikaze campaign. They will learn this and much more about the ship, the people and the times of WWII. It’s a patriotic lesson unparalleled in this day and age.

Along with the tour, your group will also watch larger-than-life heroes become just that on our three-story-tall 3D MEGA Theater. Now Showing…Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas.

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For more information or to book your group tour, email Education or call 361-888-4873 ext 306 or 800-LADY-LEX ext 306

Group Rates Per Person (10 or more)
Child (4-12) $10.95
Youth/High School (13-17) $13.95
Military $13.95
Senior $13.95
Adult $15.95

Adventure Two: NEW!

GUARDIANS OF THE SEAS

(1st – 12th)

This program allows students to view the 3D Film Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas as an introduction, followed by education stations. Students will rotate through hands-on activity stations involving dynamics of flight, ship building and buoyancy, and communication with sound-powered telephones. At the end of the program, students will be made honorary Sailors, receive certificates and have the chance to explore the Flight Deck and Bridge with their teachers. Program length is 2.5 hours. For full-day trips, schools have the option to book self-guided tours to access the entire ship, as well as an option to order lunch. The program is for all ages and can be adapted to each grade levels TEKS.

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For more information or to book your group tour, email Education or call 361-888-4873 ext 306 or 800-LADY-LEX ext 306

Program Rates Per Student
Program (includes 3D MEGA Theater) $11.00
Program and Self-Guided Ship Tour $15.95
Program Rates Per Additional Teacher/Adult
Adult – Program Only $10.95
Adult – Program plus 3D MEGA Theater, and Self-Guided Tour $15.95
*One complimentary adult admission for every 15 students

Adventure Three: NEW!

History in a Box: Life of a World War II Navy Pilot

(K – 12th)

USS Lexington educators and volunteers will travel off-site to your school campus to present an engaging presentation using historic military artifacts. The lesson will be told through the eyes of World War II fighter pilot, Lt. Alex Vraciu, who received the Navy Cross and gained reputation as a Navy Ace for the planes he shot down in the Philippine Sea in what became known as the “Marianas Turkey Shoot”. Students will be able to handle and observe items such as a fighter pilot’s oxygen mask, helmet and WWII silk maps.

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For more information or to book your group tour, email Education or call 361-888-4873 ext 306 or 800-LADY-LEX ext 306

Cost: $100 per school visit (up to 4 hours)
Reservations are required.

Adventure Four

SOCIAL STUDIES AT SEA

(1st – 3rd)

Social Studies at Sea was developed for 1st graders, but it can be modified for 2nd or 3rd graders. Topics include: Patriotism, History of USS Lexington, World Geography, and Science & Technology.

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For more information or to book your group tour, email Education or call 361-888-4873 ext 306 or 800-LADY-LEX ext 306

Program Rates Per Student
Program $8.00
Program plus 3D MEGA Theater $11.00
Program plus 3D MEGA Theater, and Self-Guided Tour $15.95
Program Rates Per Additional Teacher/Adult
Adult – Program Only $10.95
Adult – Program plus 3D MEGA Theater, and Self-Guided Tour $15.95
*One complimentary adult admission for every 15 students

Adventure Five

SCIENCE ABOARD SHIP: SIMPLE MACHINES

(3rd – 6th)

Students will have the opportunity to lift a 40-lb weight and a 400-lb weather door using a lever and will then measure the force required to complete the task. Using a single and compound pulley, students will measure the amount of resistance required to lift a 15-lb weight off the deck. They will move a 2,500-lb tow tractor using energy. At the Ramp-It-Up station, they will measure the amount of force required to move weights up the ramp.

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For more information or to book your group tour, email Education or call 361-888-4873 ext 306 or 800-LADY-LEX ext 306

Program Rates Per Student
Program $8.00
Program plus 3D MEGA Theater $11.00
Program plus 3D MEGA Theater, and Self-Guided Tour $15.95
Program Rates Per Additional Teacher/Adult
Adult – Program Only $10.95
Adult – Program plus 3D MEGA Theater, and Self-Guided Tour $15.95
*One complimentary adult admission for every 15 students

Adventure Six

YOUNG SAILORS AT SEA

(5th – 7th)

Topics include: Science and Energy, Communication, Navigation, and United States History 1492-1789.

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For more information or to book your group tour, email Education or call 361-888-4873 ext 306 or 800-LADY-LEX ext 306

Program Rates Per Student
Program $8.00
Program plus 3D MEGA Theater $11.00
Program plus 3D MEGA Theater, and Self-Guided Tour $15.95
Program Rates Per Additional Teacher/Adult
Adult – Program Only $10.95
Adult – Program plus 3D MEGA Theater, and Self-Guided Tour $15.95
*One complimentary adult admission for every 15 students

Adventure Seven

HUNT FOR HISTORY

(1st – 12th)

The Hunt for History is an information scavenger hunt great for all ages! Students explore the ship while searching for the materials needed to complete their assignment. This is not a guided tour and there are no instructors for this program. Teachers are provided with the scavenger hunt information prior to arrival and asked to bring it with them on the day of their field trip. Program includes admission to the 3D MEGA Theater.

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For more information or to book your group tour, email Education or call 361-888-4873 ext 306 or 800-LADY-LEX ext 306

Program Rates Per Student
*3D MEGA Theater Included in price
Grades 1-5 $11.95
Grades 6-8 $12.95
Grades 9-12 $14.95
Program Rates Per Additional Teacher/Adult
Adult – Program Only $10.95
Adult – Program plus 3D MEGA Theater, and Self-Guided Tour $15.95
*One complimentary adult admission for every 15 students

Adventure Eight

PHYSICS ABOARD SHIP

(6th – 12th)

The Physics Aboard Ship is a program designed for upper level grades that covers topics such as: Energy, Jet Engines, Reciprocating Heat Engines, and Dynamics of Flight. Stations and activities will include examples of conservation of energy, Newton’s Third Law of Physics, jet propulsion and thrust, Bernoulli’s principle, methods of heat transfer & thermodynamics, and dynamics of flight

Book Now!

For more information or to book your group tour, email Education or call 361-888-4873 ext 306 or 800-LADY-LEX ext 306

Program Rates Per Student
Program $8.00
Program plus 3D MEGA Theater $11.00
Program plus 3D MEGA Theater, and Self-Guided Tour $15.95
Program Rates Per Additional Teacher/Adult
Adult – Program Only $10.95
Adult – Program plus 3D MEGA Theater, and Self-Guided Tour $15.95
*One complimentary adult admission for every 15 students

Action & Exhibits

Flight simulator. 3-D MEGA Theater. Pearl Harbor. The action never stops, with endless features and exhibits to give you a true naval experience!

Tours

We have several options for self or group tours. Whichever you choose, touring this 16-deck, 33,000-ton aircraft carrier is something you have to see.

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