The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is in the midst of a multi-phase, long-term expansion plan. The Air Force Museum Foundation is currently supporting a major capital construction program to expand the museum's current one million square feet of exhibit space with a fourth building that will house the Space, Presidential Aircraft, Research & Development and Global Reach Galleries.
The fourth building is being privately financed by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered to assist the National Museum of the United States Air Force with the development and expansion of facilities.
Total project costs will be determined once the contract is completed. The base contract for the building is $35.4 million. However, the opportunity to implement additional options (west tow path and theatrical lighting) and requirements (west tow path extension, Titan 4B stand and educational requirements to include STEM Learning Nodes and WiFi) will be determined by the amount of funds available.