Download these Scavenger Hunts prior to your visit to add to your experience!
Download this Scavenger Hunt to follow along with the Virtual Tour of the Cold War Gallery.
We are not offering special programming or tours for school or youth groups at this time. We will re-evaluate the ability to provide these programs as conditions change. Please check our website for updates.
For school groups, including Home School, the Education Division offers many hands-on programs, guided tours, scavenger hunts and much 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. Whether we are introducing a new concept or reinforcing something already taught in the classroom, our aviation and space programs will educate and inspire your students to excel in all their classroom lessons and projects! Most of these programs are free or require only a small materials fee. Please be sure to read all of the detailed information regarding how to schedule, policies and guidelines, and program descriptions before submitting your registration form. All programs should be booked at least four weeks in advance.
Museum events range from flying events and Air Force Band of Flight concerts to ceremonies and family events. Use the drop-down menus below to see details about upcoming events.
January 28 – September 6, 2021
SPACE: A Journey to Our Future (Temporary Exhibit)
See this highly interactive exhibition that ignites the desire for space exploration and discovery. More information
Thursday, February 4
Museum Open Late, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The museum will be open after hours on the first Thursday of the month. Click here for more information.
Monday, February 15
Plane Talks: Presidents Day
Subject matter experts will be stationed near the aircraft or exhibit that relate to Presidents Day. More information
Micro Drone Race
See fast flying drones as pilots fly along their racecourse through the galleries. More information
Art Exhibit Opening: International Association of Astronomical Artists
This exhibit will feature artwork by the International Association of Astronomical Artists. More information
Thursday, March 4
Saturday, March 6
Special Event – Women in the Air Force: From Yesterday into Tomorrow
An event to coincide with the new Women in the Air Force Exhibit and Women’s History Month. More information
Saturday, March 27
Plane Talks: In Observance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Subject matter experts will be stationed near the aircraft or exhibit that relate the Vietnam War. More information
Saturday, May 15
Plane Talks: Armed Forces Day
Subject matter experts will be stationed near the aircraft or exhibit that relate to Armed Forces. More information
Friday, September 17
Plane Talks: In Observance of 74th Anniversary of the Air Force and National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Subject matter experts will be stationed near the aircraft or exhibit that relate to the Air Force and POWs. More information
Thursday, November 11
Plane Talks: Veterans Day
Subject matter experts will be stationed near the aircraft or exhibit that relate to Veterans Day. More information
Tuesday, December 7
Plane Talks: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Subject matter experts will be stationed near the aircraft or exhibit that relate to Pearl Harbor. More information
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.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is located at:
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433
(near Dayton, Ohio)