Education Overview

Welcome to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Prepare to have a high-flying time at the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum! Whether you are an educator looking for a STEM connection or a youth group leader or family looking for fun aerospace activities, we have a variety of programs to meet your needs. Because we want your visit to be the best it can be, we encourage you to review all the materials in this section carefully before your visit to familiarize yourself and your group or family with what the museum has to offer. If you have additional questions, contact the Education Division at nationalmuseum.mut@us.af.mil.

Some materials for educational programs are provided by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.
(Federal endorsement is not implied).

Schedule a Program

Scheduling is open now for Aug. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2020.
Click here to learn how to schedule a school group visit or a youth group visit.

  • Upcoming Events
    Museum events range from flying events and Air Force Band of Flight concerts to ceremonies and family days. Use the drop-down menus below to see details about upcoming events.
  • SEPTEMBER 2019

    Wednesday, Sept. 18

    Plane Talks – 72nd Anniversary of the Air Force, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Plane Talks will occur a few times a year and allow visitors the opportunity to interact with various subject matter experts.  The experts at these talks may include veterans, active duty, former pilots, crew members, engineers, navigators, and more. These experts will be stationed in the galleries near the aircraft or exhibit that relates to their expertise. These Plane Talks programs often occur on the anniversary of a significant Air Force or military event. Click here for more information.


    Thursday, Sept. 19

    Living History Series, 6:30 p.m. ($)

    The Air Force Museum Theatre will have a special showing of “Last Full Measure”. Click here for more information.


    Friday, Sept. 20

    Plane Talks – National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Plane Talks will occur a few times a year and allow visitors the opportunity to interact with various subject matter experts.  The experts at these talks may include veterans, active duty, former pilots, crew members, engineers, navigators, and more. These experts will be stationed in the galleries near the aircraft or exhibit that relates to their expertise. These Plane Talks programs often occur on the anniversary of a significant Air Force or military event. Click here for more information. 


    Glimpse Behind the Scenes program, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

    This program provides an opportunity to engage with program volunteers on elements of the restoration process highlighted through a variety of materials and visuals. This program will take place every first and third Friday of the month from 1-3 p.m. and is open to all visitors. Registration is not necessary.  Interested visitors can stop by the demonstration tables located in the Space STEM Learning Node anytime between 1-3 p.m. Click here for more information.


    Saturday, Sept. 21

    Air Force Marathon

    The start/finish line for the Air Force Marathon is on museum grounds. The museum is still open regular hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. However expect increased traffic and attendance on this day. Click here for more information about the Marathon. 


    Sunday, Sept. 22

    Hollywood Film Series, 4 p.m. ($)

    The Air Force Museum Theatre will have a special showing of a popular Hollywood movie on the big screen. Click here for more information.


    Saturday, Sept. 28

    Family Day: Fall with Gravity, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Celebrate the fall while learning how we can overcome and cope with the force that causes falling! Click here for more information.


    Monday, Sept. 30

    Plane Talks – 70th Anniversary of the end of the Berlin Airlift, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

     Plane Talks will occur a few times a year and allow visitors the opportunity to interact with various subject matter experts.  The experts at these talks may include veterans, active duty, former pilots, crew members, engineers, navigators, and more. These experts will be stationed in the galleries near the aircraft or exhibit that relates to their expertise. These Plane Talks programs often occur on the anniversary of a significant Air Force or military event. Click here for more information. 

free course


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 here for more information.

Contact Us

For more information about educational programs, please email the Education Division.
  • 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.  

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