The Early Years Gallery is partially closed until further notice in order to examine the Caquot Type R Observation Balloon. Please check the museum’s website and social media pages for the latest updates.

An illustration of Orville and Wilbur Wright wearing medial mask; include the museum logo; text NOW OPEN; and click her for important safety guidilines including mask requirements

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 National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will be open until 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. Look inside a different aircraft each month between 5-8 p.m. The simulators and museum store will remain open until 8 p.m. as well.
A military-themed display made of LEGO® bricks by the Cincy LUG will be on display in the WWII Gallery November 11 - 14, 2020, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and November 15, 2020, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This display includes replicas of war memorials to include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and replica aircraft to include an F-15 and the B-17 Memphis Belle.
Commemorate Veterans Day by meeting and hearing stories from more than 50 veterans and subject matter experts. These experts will be stationed in the galleries near the aircraft or exhibit that relates to their expertise.
See the new exhibit titled “Women in the Air Force: From Yesterday into Tomorrow,” which highlights women’s achievements in their civilian and military careers with emphasis on the U.S. Air Force and its predecessors. It is currently being installed in several galleries throughout the museum and will be completed in early 2021.
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.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has four large Presidential Aircraft that flew eleven U.S. Presidents around the world from 1945 to 1998. Each one is unique and has a remarkable history. Click on the picture to vote for your favorite Air Force One now through November 3, 2020.

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 museum will be open until 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month between August-December 2020.​


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

Plan Your Visit

Private Event Venue

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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. Security staff will be wearing cloth masks, face shield and gloves.
  • 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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