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Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking
Reservations are requested for all Education Group Field Trips.
Groups may visit on their own without a museum-sponsored educational program; however, it is recommended to have a designated date and time for your visit.
To register your visit, please complete this registration form completely by selecting the "Educational Visit Request" button. Once your request is submitted a member of the Education Division will reach out to you via email within 3 business days. Your visit request is not considered "final" until you receive a final confirmation email.
The museum's Education Division offers a variety of programs that meet national standards in STEM, history, English-language arts and more.
Classes are available for students in Grades 2-12 with learning opportunities related to science, technology, engineering, and math, as well as history (and other social studies fields).
Classes are offered at the museum Tuesday - Thursday.
Visit our Educational Classes page to learn more about what classes are offered and how to register.
Tours and Presentations:
Educational tours and presentations are available on a variety of topics beginning from early flight through the modern space program.
Visit our Tours and Presentations page to learn more about specific offerings and how to register.
Written requests are required for all School, Scout, Youth, and Adult Groups planning to visit the museum.
Touch tours are offered for blind or visually impaired students and adults of all ages. Participants will be allowed to touch a number of aircraft on exhibit while wearing white museum gloves.
Please note that this is a one-on-one tour with the visually impaired individual and a docent. Only five visually impaired individuals can be accommodated per touch tour.
Sack lunches are not permitted inside the museum. An outside picnic area is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
If eating in the Launch Pad Shop 'n Snack, food or drinks purchased in the Launch Pad must be consumed in the Launch Pad only.
Box lunches can be arranged for delivery Monday - Friday through the 88th Force Support Squadron (FSS). Links to box lunch order forms are below.
All box lunch deliveries should be arranged directly between the requesting group and the 88th FSS. Please ensure that your group has a chaperone available to meet them for acceptance of the delivery outside the museum building.
*Please note that box lunch delivery is not available on Saturdays or Sundays.
Student Boxed Lunches
Adult Boxed Lunches
IN ALL CASES, TEACHERS AND CHAPERONES ARE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THEIR GROUPS. THE LEAD TEACHER MUST READ THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
- Students under age 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
- One adult for every 10 school-aged visitors is required. Please have young people divided into these groups prior to your arrival.
- No touching, climbing on, or entering aircraft or other exhibits is permitted, unless otherwise stated.
- For safety reasons, no running is permitted.
- No loud, abusive, or disruptive behavior is permitted.
- Do not go beyond roped-off areas.
- Visitors may carry a clear sealed water bottle (up to 20 oz) while touring the museum. Food and drink purchased in the cafe must be consumed in the cafe. No other food or beverages are permitted inside the museum.
- Picnic shelters are available outside on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Purchases made in the gift shop should remain in the gift shop bag. Please keep receipts with these items.
- Smoking is not permitted in the museum.
Experience all the Attractions when you visit with your School Group!
Enjoy 3D Movies on our Giant Screen, experience the Interactive Flight Simulators, the Movie Ride Simulator, and the Virtual Reality Transporter
Visit the Air Force Museum Foundation* at www.afmuseum.com/educators.
For questions or reservations please contact: Air Force Museum Attractions at 937.751.1580 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Federal Endorsement Not Implied
If you have Education-related questions not addressed here, please contact the Education Division at email@example.com or call (937) 255-8048.
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 and firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons.
- Box cutters
- Food and Soda Drinks
* Firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons, are specifically prohibited in Federal facilities in accordance with 18 USC §930 (c)
- Water bottles (clear, sealed bottle, up to 20 oz.)
- Camera bags
- Diaper bags
- Service animals
Please note the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is not responsible for items left in vehicles.
Click here for frequently asked questions regarding items permitted inside the museum.
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.