Education Overview

Welcome to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Prepare to have a high-flying time at the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum! Whether you are an educator looking for a STEM connection or a youth group leader or family looking for fun aerospace activities, we have a variety of programs to meet your needs. Because we want your visit to be the best it can be, we encourage you to review all the materials in this section carefully before your visit to familiarize yourself and your group or family with what the museum has to offer. If you have additional questions, contact the Education Division at nationalmuseum.mut@us.af.mil.

Some materials for educational programs are provided by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.
(Federal endorsement is not implied).

Schedule a Program

Scheduling is open now for Aug. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2019.
Click here to learn how to schedule a school group visit or a youth group visit.
  • Upcoming Events
    Museum events range from flying events and Air Force Band of Flight concerts to ceremonies and family days. Use the drop-down menus below to see details about upcoming events.
  • June 2019

    Saturday, June 15

    Family Day: Play Ball, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Celebrate the beginning of summer by learning about the science behind sports activities. Click here for more information.


    Friday, June 21


    Autograph Session with U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

    Members from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbird demonstration team will be available for autographs near the F-16 Thunderbird on display in Building 3. Click here for more information.

    Glimpse Behind the Scenes program, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

    This program provides an opportunity to engage with program volunteers on elements of the restoration process highlighted through a variety of materials and visuals. This program will take place every first and third Friday of the month from 1-3 p.m. and is open to all visitors. Registration is not necessary.  Interested visitors can stop by the demonstration tables located in the Space STEM Learning Node anytime between 1-3 p.m. Click here for more information.


    Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23

    Dayton Air Show

    The Dayton Air Show occurs at the Dayton International Airport. It is not affiliated with the museum in any way. Click here for more information about the Air Show
     

    Park and Ride Service to Air Show, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    For those who want to take an easy route to the Air Show, RTA shuttle buses will run to and from the museum, dropping off riders at the Air Show main gate from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on June 22-23. Shuttles depart from both locations approximately every 10 minutes. The cost for a round trip ticket is $3, and children age 5 and under ride free. Only cash will be accepted (an ATM is available inside the museum, if needed). For more information about the RTA shuttle service, please call (937) 425-8300.


    Sunday, June 23

    Hollywood Film Series, 4 p.m. ($)

    The Air Force Museum Theatre will have a special showing of a popular Hollywood movie on the big screen. Click here for more information.

Contact Us

For more information about educational programs, please email the Education Division.
  • Visitor Photography Notice

    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.  

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