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Mask Policy:
In accordance with the updated guidance released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will require all visitors to wear face masks indoors effective July 30, 2021 until further notice.

Visitors ages three and up will be required to wear masks while indoors at the museum. This policy applies to all visitors, staff and volunteers regardless of vaccination status. Visitors may wear their own masks or a free paper mask will be provided. Cloth masks will also be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Additional information available here.

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Activities During Your Visit

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Download this Scavenger Hunt to follow along with the Virtual Tour of the Cold War Gallery.

Important Announcement

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 Scouts, Youth Groups and Families

Scout Group

For organized youth groups, including scout troops, community organizations and church groups, the Education Division offers several programs to enhance group members' experiences. Please be sure to read all of the detailed information regarding how to schedule and policies and guidelines before submitting your registration form. All programs must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance.

  • 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.  

  • Upcoming Events

    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.

  • Temporary Exhibits

    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

  • September 2021

    Plane Talks
    Saturday, September 25

    A unique Plane Talk will take place this Saturday, September 25 with the African Queen Half Track vehicle on display in the Korean War Gallery.   Visitors can talk to retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Mark Koloc about his experience finding the 1943 US Army White M16A2 MGMC (Multiple Gun Motor Carriage) in the African desert and the retrieval and restoration of this historic vehicle.

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