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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

Beginning in August 2020, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will resume evening hours on the first Thursday of each month. Look inside a different aircraft each month between 5-8 p.m. The simulators, museum store and cafe will remain open until 8 p.m. as well.
New exhibits detailing the Air Force’s involvement in managing Global Positioning System (GPS) and using Defense Support Program satellites are now on display in the Space Gallery.
An exhibit titled “Flying the President” will open in the Presidential Gallery on August 7, 2020. This exhibit features memorabilia flown aboard Air Force One from the FDR to the Trump administration and focuses on the crew responsible for the important mission of flying the President of the United States.
The National Aviation Heritage Area has put together an Aviation Boarding Pass which includes discounts on admission, retail and theater experiences from aviation tourist destinations in the greater Dayton area. Click on the image to sign up for the free Boarding Pass to get discounts at our Air Force Museum Theatre and the Museum Store. #StayLocalGoFar

Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours
Reopening Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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

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. 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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