Kindergartens & Preschools

The team at Classic Flyers are proud to present to all our Kindergartens and Preschools in the region our very own treasure trove of aviation history and heritage housed at Classic Flyers museum.

There are two visit options aimed at your groups like yours. One is the standard museum visit (Museum Fun Experience). The second is a museum visit combined with a demonstration of the Tauranga Airport Fire Engine (Museum & Airport Rescue Explorer). Both of these activities are a lot of fun and can be achieved in a morning visit to the museum. Click on the boxes below to download a brochure of each visit option.
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Bring your young crew along for a fun morning exploring our themed adventure playground. They can fly around in our squadron of mini pedal planes then go for a ride around the airport in our 1940's vintage Fire Engine. Finish up by exploring our museum and getting inside some amazing aircraft. Colouring-in pictures are also available so the kids have something to take away at the end of the visit.

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Sample Agenda:
  • 9.30am   Arrival at Classic Flyers
  • 9.35am   Welcome and Safety Talk in the main hangar
  • 9.40am   Explore inside our Catalina and B-17 Bomber
  • 10.15am Ride on a Vintage Fire Engine
  • 10.30am Morning Tea and play in Torpedo Park
  • 10.50am Airport Fire Engine Demonstration (for Museum & Airport Rescue option)
  • 10.50am Free time in Aviation museum colouring pictures and Ride on the Pedal Planes (Museum Fun Experience)
  • 11.40am Return to school/home.
Morning tea or lunch is hosted in our Torpedo Park adventure playground (if wet the children can be seated in the museum hangar). Children will enjoy the Torpedo Park play area which has been extended and upgraded to stretch their imagination with its aviation theme. The fleet of peddle planes are also a popular activity with the kids out on the tarmac in front of the hangar.
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Cost / Payment: 
Museum Fun Experience is $5.00 per person (infants are free)
Museum & Airport Rescue Explorer is $8.00 per person (infants are free)

Payment is required on the day of the visit in the museum Gift Shop. We can invoice larger groups or schools by prior arrangement.

Bookings are essential so if this would be of interest to you and your children, we would love to hear from you. We understand your children are very young.  With this in mind, we can adapt the tour to suit your requirements. Please discuss this with us at the time of booking your visit. 

All queries please contact the team on 07 572 4000 or email

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