In accordance with the updated guidance released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will require all visitors to wear face masks indoors effective July 30, 2021 until further notice.
Visitors ages three and up will be required to wear masks while indoors at the museum. This policy applies to all visitors, staff and volunteers regardless of vaccination status. Visitors may wear their own masks or a free paper mask will be provided. Cloth masks will also be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Additional information available here.
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.
This summer, the National Museum of the United States Air Force will be offering free beginner-level rocketry camps for students having completed grades 5 or 6. All camps are the same in content and activity.
During these camps, students will be learning the basics of rocketry principles while having fun building their own model rockets. All the necessary supplies for these free camps will be provided. Camp t-shirts are available while supplies last. The camps will not include a launch, but information will be provided for when and how the students will be able to launch their rockets locally at a later date. Materials required to launch their rockets will be provided at that location at that time.
You may register your child for one of four camps. The camps are being offered in two different formats: in-person or remotely. Registration has closed.
This camp is one-day and in-residence at the museum. The camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The choice of dates for the in-residence camps are June 21 or June 23. Campers will need to provide their own lunches and bottled drinks (no refrigeration available). All social distancing and mask wearing protocols in effect at that time will be closely followed.
This camp will be offered remotely and will be held for one hour each day for four consecutive days. The choice of dates and times for the remote camps are June 28 to July 1 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. each day or June 28 to July 1 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. each day. Materials will need to be picked up from the Museum the week before camp during regular Museum hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Some materials for the program are being provided through the generosity of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. (Federal endorsement is not implied).
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is located at:
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433
(near Dayton, Ohio)