The CR Smith Museum preserves the history of American Airlines and explains what it takes to run the airline, as told through the perspective of the team members who work there. Through its activities, the Museum serves American Airlines team members and the aviation industry – past and present, and interested members of the general public. The Museum is committed to education, with a focus on hands-on, interactive learning.
The CR Smith Museum’s Education Department is dedicated to providing real world learning opportunities and to generating excitement for aviation related History, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Our education programs are a catalyst for change, which is desperately needed in our surrounding community; major districts within a ten mile radius of the Museum serve an average of 73% of students from low-income families. Many of these students have never taken a flight, traveled outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, or even visited a museum.
The CR Smith Museum believes that all students deserve an equal opportunity to reach their full potential when it comes to choosing a future career. The Museum strives to reach all youth, in particular girls (who are vastly underrepresented in certain areas of the industry), as well as children and teens from underserved communities.