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.

Extracurricular Courses and Teams

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Introduction to Becoming a Pilot course

This free two-week course consists of Ground School and training at a flight simulator. Students, ages 14-18, must be able to attend all 6 classes over the two-week period. Registration is required.
Click here for more information.

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TARC Rocket Team

Each year the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force hosts a "The American Rocketry Challenge" (TARC). What is TARC? 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. Application required for students entering grades 9-12.
Click here for additional information.

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CyberPatriot Program

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is starting a CyberPatriot Program. 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.
Click here for additional information.

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.

Activities During Your Visit

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.

Contact Us

For more information about educational programs,
please contact the Education Division at or call (937) 255-8048.

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    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.  

Volunteer as a Cyber Skills Youth Mentor

Join us to learn about volunteering as a mentor at CyberPatriot youth camps and programs in our area. These free, initial sessions will cover CyberPatriot, SEED Project, National Cyber League and Carnegie Mellon picoCTF curriculum.

Initial Training Sessions

Saturday, Oct 30th from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


Sunday, Oct. 31st from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Email to register or get more information.

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    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.

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