We offer a variety of group tours for schools and tour operators
Bong Memorial Center
A visit to or from the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center is an exciting, educational experience for students and teachers alike. The Center cordially welcomes student groups and is a regular destination for schools throughout the Northland. There are several ways to experience the Center even including the Center visiting your school. We look forward to helping plan your visit and will assist choosing the best type of experiences for your particular school group. Please read through the following information carefully and then contact us with any questions, or when you are ready to schedule your visit.
Adults $7.00 per person
Students (ages 12-17) $5.00 per person
- “Squad Training” Tour: Students are divided into groups. Each group will receive a clipboard with questions. The student groups will have to locate the answers to the questions throughout the galleries.
- Docent-Guided Tour: View our exhibits with the assistance of our trained Docents who will walk your group through our galleries. It may be more convenient to divide larger groups into more manageable units numbering up to 15 people. This is the best way to experience the Center.
- Self-Guided Tour: Groups are welcome to tour at their own pace but we do ask that school groups have an appropriate number of chaperones to maintain order.
- Center Staff Visit to School: If your school has budget constraints, a more cost effective alternative may be for Center Staff to visit your location. However, the Center will not go beyond a 100 mile radius from Superior. A suggested donation of $100 is appreciated for this visit.
Customizable experiences available (choose multiple experiences according to your needs)
- Video on Pearl Harbor: Our Pearl Harbor Theater can offer your school group a screening of Pearl Harbor: “So We Have A War”. This is an original 15 minute Documentary Presentation focusing on December 7, 1941 and some the events leading to the surprise attack by Japanese Forces.
- Biography of Major Bong: Center Staff can offer a biography – short or long – of Major Richard I. Bong (1920–1945). Major Bong was a Medal of Honor recipient and during WWII earned the moniker “America’s Ace of Aces”.
- Footlocker Presentation: Volunteer veterans provide your students unique hands-on opportunities to study the history and lessons of WWII and later generations by exploring authentic military artifacts.
- “Oral History” Presentation: Our “Oral History” collections take history beyond the pages of textbooks and into the hands of curious students. If feasible, the Center can even arrange for a Veteran to present their own “Oral History”, providing a fresh insight into the everyday life of a military member. This is an excellent opportunity for high school students, who may be interested in a future military career, to hear first-hand about a military experience.
- Lesson on Flag Etiquette: The Center is proud to present a lesson on proper Flag Etiquette. Students will be taught how to treat and respect our Nation’s Flag. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to also participate in our Flag of Remembrance Program.
- Military History Mini-Lessons: The Center’s Education Outreach Coordinator can produce and present mini-lessons on Military History subjects from World War II to the present. The Center has a multitude of books, videos, oral histories, and artifacts that can be utilized.
School Bus Scholarship
Because we believe this experience is so important, we offer a school bus scholarship for Twin Ports area classes. To learn more about the scholarship, or to download the application, please click on the link below.