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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, Research & Development and Global Reach Galleries.

Each week we will show a photo of the construction progress. Click here to browse a slideshow of expansion photos.

Click here for frequently asked questions about the expansion.
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Space Shuttle Exhibit and STEM Learning Node to close Aug. 3 to prepare for move to fourth building

Presidential and R&D Galleries to close Oct. 1 to prepare for relocation to new fourth building

Interior of Douglas VC-118 "The Independence" to close temporarily

Missile and Space Gallery to close temporarily for fourth building construction

Museum R&D aircraft are topic of guest lecture

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Click on the links below to view articles featuring the museum's expansion project.

Wright-Patt museum is expanding
Nov. 13, 2014 - ABC 22/FOX 45

Construction underway on new Air Force museum hangar 
Nov. 13, 2014 - Dayton Daily News

Museum construction to close popular gallery
Nov. 13, 2014 - WDTN-TV
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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.

Click here to make a donation or for more information about fundraising efforts.
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