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Groups & Tours

There are several public tours available at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Listed below are a variety of ways to tour the museum's facilities.

Special arrangements can be made for school, Scouts and youth groups, motorcoach tours and military reunion groups. Click on the links below for more information.

Self Tours

The museum is laid out in chronological order, making it easy for visitors to self tour the facility. Click here for a virtual tour of the museum to help you plan your visit.

Click here for a series of self-guided audio tours featuring specific topics in U.S. Air Force history as they are highlighted throughout the museum's exhibits.

School & Youth

The museum has an extensive educational program for all ages, including guided tours, informational scavenger hunts, in-depth lectures, workshops and more. Click here for information about these programs.

Military Reunions

The museum is a popular destination for many military reunion groups each year. For information about planning a military reunion at the museum or dedicating a plaque, bench or statue in Memorial Park, please see the Military Reunions page.

Free Guided Tours

These free guided tours of the museum are offered daily and last approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Advance registration is not necessary.

10 a.m. - Building 1 (Early Years and WWII Galleries) (meet at entrance to Early Years Gallery)

11:30 a.m. - Building 2 (Korea and Southeast Asia War Galleries) (meet at information desk in second building)

Noon - Building 4 (Space, Research & Development, Presidential, and Global Reach Galleries)
(meet at information desk in fourth building)

1 p.m. - Building 1 (Early Years and WWII Galleries) (meet at entrance to Early Years Gallery)

1:30 p.m. - Building 3 (Cold War Gallery)
(meet at entrance in third building)

3 p.m. - Building 4 (Space, Research & Development, Presidential, and Global Reach Galleries) 
(meet at information desk in fourth building)

Motorcoach & Buses

Click here to complete the Museum Group Registration form so group visit coordinator can assist you in planning your visit to the museum.
  • Behind the Scenes Tours

    The Behind the Scenes tours of the Restoration Hangar has been suspended.


    In lieu of the Restoration tours, the Education Division is providing a new program titled "A Glimpse Behind the Scenes," which will provide visitors with an opportunity to experience elements of restoration through specialized tours and demonstrations throughout the museum.


    This program will take place every first, third and fifth Friday of the month from 1-3 p.m. and is open to all visitors. Registration is not necessary.  Interested visitors can stop by the Space STEM Learning Node anytime between 1-3 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The museum is laid out in chronological order, making it easy for visitors to self tour the facility.  In addition, the museum offers free guided tours each day.  Advance registration is not necessary.  Due to the limited number of tour guides and the overwhelming number of requests, the museum is unable to provide private or customized tours. We recommend your group take advantage of the free guided tours or conduct a self tour.

The restoration area is an active, industrial work environment.  In order for a tour to occur, restoration work has to stop.  To reduce work stoppage, public tours of the restoration hangars are limited to Fridays only.  You may click here to register for the Behind the Scenes Tour of the restoration hangars.