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

The Air Force Band of Flight’s Spirit of Freedom band will perform a free concert titled Hearts, Heroes and Heritage at 7:30 p.m. The concert will pay tribute to Black History Month, Valentine and President’s Day. The performance will highlight America’s musical heritage and remember and honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defending America’s freedom. Click on the picture for more information.
Watch as 40 pilots maneuver their drones over, under and around the C-124 and F-82 along the racecourse in the Korean War Gallery. The race will begin at 11 a.m. and will consist of a series of 2-minute heats with four drones in each heat. (Pilots will practice between 9-11 a.m.) Spectators will be able to watch the race along the course, as well as from a large screen that will show the drones’ perspective as they are racing. In addition, visitors will be able to try their hand at flying drones or experience flying a drone with computer-based simulators. Visitor's can also visit the "SkyVision" air traffic control center to learn about drones used in the Air Force.
Visitors can see Air Force Recruiting Service former vehicles on display together in the museum’s Kettering Hall. Look inside two custom-built cars commissioned in 2009 for the Project Supercar recruiting campaign - the Vapor Special Operations SuperCar and the X-1 Mustang. The Air Force Orange County Chopper is also on display in this area.
In 2020 the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will be open late the first Thursday of each month. Look inside a different aircraft each month between 5-8 p.m. The theatre, simulators, museum store and cafes will remain open until 8 p.m. as well.

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!

The first Thursday of each month
the museum will be open until 8 p.m.


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?


Download the Private Event Guide

For additional information contact
events@afmuseum.com or (937) 656-9627

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.

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