The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is a 'hands on' museum where visitors can actually get into real helicopters and operate the controls, as well as fly a realistic flight simulator. There are more than 20,000 items from the history of aviation -- and dozens of exhibits depicting the development and evolution of rotary wing flight in Philadelphia and throughout the world

Aviation History Magazine called it: "Best scientific outing for kids" 
And Philly Magazine said: "Best science museum for children" 
But you and your family will call it one of the most amazing experiences you've ever had - especially if you hop aboard a helo and take to the sky!

No - youngsters will not be piloting the helicopters!  But they CAN sit
in a cockpit and imagine themselves lifting off like real pilots...

Get a different view of the world on March 19th starting at 12:30 pm with a Helicopter Ride over the Brandywine Valley

Tickets are sold on the day of the event. However, gift certificates are offered at the museum gift shop everyday which are good for one year and are honored for any time the museum has helicopter rides. Rides cost $60.00 per person.

Children under 12-years-old, must be accompanied on the ride by a parent or guardian. Rides last 5 minutes or approximately 7 minutes with loading/unloading.

This is Where Science Soars!
The Museum produces dozens of exciting educational programs every year that encourage young people to explore the fields of science and technology.  On March 18th bring the kids to the Museum's 3rd Annual Girls' Science Expo.  From 2 to 4pm you can browse creative and forward-thinking science entries -- and maybe inspire your own little ones to see science in a new light!

Registration for the Expo is still open until March 10th -- Click here to download Registration Form
Contact Erica Zwilling at for more information.

If you have a daughter who is interesting in flight, consider signing her up
for next year's WATP - Women in Aerospace Technology Program!  

Click Here for a full Event Schedule

Museum Hours
Wednesday-Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm -- (Last admission sold at 4 pm.)

Sunday: Noon - 5 pm -- (Last admission sold at 4 pm.)

Here are just a few of the fun and interesting hour-long programs offered for children:

1220 American Boulevard
West Chester, PA 19380
American Helicopter Museum Website