Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking
The Education Division offers many hands-on programs, including Classes, Guided Tours, Presentations, Special Needs Programs and more. These aerospace activities provide an excellent opportunity to engage your students in STEM-based curriculum as well as history, social studies, art and language arts.
Visit our FIELD TRIP INFORMATION page to learn more about planning:
► On Your Own Visits
► Scheduling Educational Programs (classes, tours and presentations)
► Special Needs Programs
► Lunch Policies
► Group Visit Guidelines
The Education Division offers a variety of resources that you can print before you visit, or do at home including Scavenger Hunts, Coloring Pages and Word Searches.
Visit our Educational Resources page to learn more.
This free course consists of Ground School and training at a flight simulator. Students, ages 14-18, must be able to attend all 6 sessions, based on the format of the class.
Advanced registration is required.
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This program is designed for students with a strong desire to work on a team interested in cybersecurity or other STEM disciplines. The team will participate in the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition which includes a series of online competition rounds and teams are given a set of virtual operating systems and tasked with finding and fixing cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Application required for students entering grades 9-12.
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Each year the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force hosts the "American Rocketry Challenge" (ARC). What is ARC? It is the world's largest rocket contest and involves having students design, build and launch rockets to meet a specific goal which changes each year.
All interested students entering grades 7-12 are encouraged to apply for this free program.
Check back here in May 2024 for registration information.
The NMUSAF ARC Team is made possible by generous support from the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied)
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
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.