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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.
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
See this highly interactive exhibition that ignites the desire for space exploration and discovery. More information
February 26 - September 26, 2021
"The Beauty of Space" Art Exhibit
This exhibit will feature artwork by the International Association of Astronomical Artists. More information
Saturday, June 12
Operation: Dinosaur, 4 – 8 p.m.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air force often focuses its events and programs on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. For this event we are going to focus on an area of science we don’t often get a chance to explore – paleontology. In addition to learning about the nuts and bolts of aircraft, visitors can learn about the fossils and bones of dinosaurs! Join us for this FREE event as “larger than life” dinosaurs storm the museum. The event will include activities for the whole family, Jurassic-era themed simulator rides, giveaways and fun facts. More information
Saturday, June 19
Open Aircraft Day, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Visitors will have the unique opportunity to look inside one of the museum’s aircraft. More information
Friday, July 9
July 22 - Aug. 7
50 years ago Apollo 15 completed the fourth successful moon landing mission with an all-U.S. Air Force crew. To commemorate this anniversary, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will hold a 17-day celebration the whole family will enjoy with guest speakers; space-themed exhibits, simulator rides and movie; a build and launch rocket activity; a 5K fun run; and more. More information
Friday, Aug. 20
Saturday, Sept. 11
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
Saturday, Oct. 16
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
Saturday, Nov. 13
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
Saturday, Dec. 18
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)