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How long does it take to see everything?

It is difficult to say, but we recommend planning for the entire day.

How much is admission?

Admission to the museum and parking are FREE.

May I bring backpacks or large bags to the museum?

For security reasons, all bags are subject to search, and backpacks, packages and large camera cases are not permitted within the museum. In addition, all adults may be asked to show their picture identification card upon entering the museum.

What hours are the museum open?

The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Some museum exhibits have special hours. The 8th Air Force Control Tower and Nissen Hut, located in the Air Park, are open from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday from January through March (closed Monday through Thursday) and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily April through December.

The Presidential and R&D Galleries are located on the controlled-access portion of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and are open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for those with base access. For others, the buildings are accessible using a shuttle bus service from the main museum complex. Click here for requirements on visiting those galleries.

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