About Dream Flight Adventures

Dream Flight Adventures - Blurring the line between entertainment and education

Dream Flight Adventures™ is an immersive, interactive learning experience

…that teaches teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving

…by blending science, technology, and engineering

…with social studies, humanities, and art.

In other words, it’s a real-life Magic School Bus.  It’s part simulator, part game, and part theater—and it creates an out-of-this-world experience!

The Dream Flight Adventures™ experience centers around an educational adventure that takes place in one of our full immersion simulators.  Children ages 8 to 80 enter the simulator, work together to operate it, and go on incredible adventures.  They travel to outer space, under the sea, back in time, through the body—anywhere their imaginations take them!

Our players become the captain and crew of these simulators and must work together to complete their missions, and their success or failure can depend on the action of a single person.  Our missions are completely flexible and open-ended.  Players must think creatively, and each action can change the outcome of the mission.

We ignite imaginations, blur the line between entertainment and education, and let dreams take flight.

Proven Pedagogy

Dream Flight Adventures™ builds upon the 20+ years of experience of the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center, which has enriched the lives of over 300,000 children.  Our missions are designed around Common Core and state standards by professional educators and are brimming with educational content.  And the kids love them!  They’re often described as “better than Disneyland.”

Our adventures use science fiction and fantasy contexts to expose players to standards-based curriculum, thought-provoking social and ethical issues, and crucial 21st Century skills.  These unique adventures create a strong emotional experience.  This helps imbue the concepts deeply in our players’ memory, so the lessons they learn remain with them for their lifetimes.

Partners

We’re proud to have the support of a fantastic group of partners and collaborators.  We wouldn’t be here without their help.

Grable FoundationShaler Area School DistrictChrista McAuliffe Space Education CenterIdea FoundrySpark and the Kids + Creativity NetworkCenter For CreativityAllegheny Intermediate UnitMath Science CollaborativeRedd ScientificChildren's Museum of Pittsburgh