ROAD CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

Please note 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.

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

In support of updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, fully vaccinated visitors (who are at least two weeks beyond their final dose) will no longer be required to wear masks when visiting the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force beginning May 15. Those who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks inside the museum.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s 2020-2021 rocket team was recently awarded first place in the Ohio Cup rocket competition. “Team Titan,” was one of three teams that competed on May 1 in the Ohio Cup and finished in first place after earning a score of 25.18. “Team Titan” is now awaiting word to see if they will qualify for the TARC National Finals, which occur next month. The museum is currently accepting applications for students interested in join the team next school year.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is now accepting applications for students entering grades 9 through 12 to apply to be a member of the museum's "The American Rocketry Challenge" (TARC) team for the 2021/2022 school year. What is TARC? It is the world's largest rocket contest and involves having students design, build and launch rockets to meet a specific goal which changes each year.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is inviting students entering grades 9 through 12 to apply to be a member of the museum's CyberPatriot Program for the 2021/2022 school year. Applicants should have a strong desire to work on a team of students and be interested in cybersecurity or other STEM disciplines. The team will participate in the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition which includes a series of online competition rounds and teams are given a set of virtual operating systems and tasked with finding and fixing cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
Now accepting registration from students ages 14-18 who are interested in taking an introductory course to becoming a pilot. This free two-week course consists of Ground School and training at a flight simulator. Students must be able to attend all 6 classes over the two-week period. Registration is required. Click on the picture for more information.

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

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Private Event Venue

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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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