ROAD CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

Please note the museum’s parking lot is undergoing construction and repaving through the end of April. There should be minimal disruption to visitors. In addition, Springfield Street, the road that leads to the museum’s entrance, is undergoing construction through the beginning of September. Expect lane reductions and some delays. Please follow the signs and instructions provided by the road crews.

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Military Aviation Museum
Early Years Gallery
World War II Gallery
Korean War Gallery
Southeast Asia War Gallery
Cold War Gallery
Military Aviation Museum
Research and Development Gallery
Global Reach Gallery
Presidential Gallery

What's Happening

Join us as we host a visit by the C-47 “That’s All, Brother” April 20-22, 2021. The C-47 will land on the runway behind the museum on April 20 between 8-9 a.m. The aircraft will then be available for viewing on static display on April 20 between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; April 21 between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and April 22 between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. On the afternoon of April 22 the aircraft will take-off and depart the grounds between 1-2 p.m. Visitors can watch the aircraft land and take-off from the museum’s Memorial Park. Click on the picture for additional details.
Visit the interactive exhibit designed to spark imaginations and inspire new generations of explorers to dream of the possibilities that lie ahead. Highlights of this exhibit include touching actual rocks from the lunar surface of the moon and the red planet of Mars; taking a spin on a centrifuge that is powered like a bicycle; and more!
A new space art exhibit hosted by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in conjunction with the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA) titled “The Beauty of Space,” will open at the museum on Feb. 26, 2021. The Exhibit, which will be on display in the museum’s Cold War Gallery, will include 49 awe-inspiring pieces in varying mediums from 20 artists.

Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours
Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
and New Year's Day
FREE admission and parking, plus FREE WiFi!


Museum Location
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio 45433
(near Dayton)
(937) 255-3286

Plan Your Visit

Private Event Venue

Interested in hosting a private event or meeting
at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force?


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Security Notice

All visitors may be screened with a metal detector upon entry. In addition, all bags are subject to search and may be placed through an X-Ray machine. Weapons are not permitted including pocket knives.
  • Visitor Photography Notice

    Notice: Visitors may be filmed, photographed or recorded by the U.S. Air Force for educational and promotional uses, including for posting on public websites and social media.  
    Individuals are permitted to take their own photographs or videos while touring the museum.

Circle logo that says The United States of America - World War II 75th Commemoration - Remember VTo commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force along with nine other Ohio Museums featuring WWII history have joined forces to offer a new Homefront to Warfront Drive-it-Yourself Trail.
Click here to see a map of the trail.

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