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Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking
Reservations are required
Groups may visit on their own without a museum-sponsored educational program; however, it is recommended have a designated date and time for your visit. Please contact the Education Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (937) 255-8048.
Upon arrival, the group also must register at the Lobby Information Desk. Each adult leader will receive a list of instructions. Students age 18 and under must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. A ratio of one adult for every 10 students is required. A ratio of no more than eight students per adult is highly recommended for groups visiting without a guided tour. In all cases, group leaders and chaperones are held responsible for the conduct of their groups.
IN ALL CASES, TEACHERS AND CHAPERONES ARE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THEIR GROUPS. THE LEAD TEACHER MUST READ THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
- Students under age 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
- One adult for every 10 school-aged visitors is required. Please have young people divided into these groups prior to your arrival.
- No touching, climbing on, or entering aircraft or other exhibits is permitted, unless otherwise stated.
- For safety reasons, no running is permitted.
- No loud, abusive, or disruptive behavior is permitted.
- Do not go beyond roped-off areas.
- Food and drink purchased in the cafe must be consumed in the cafe. No other food or beverages are permitted inside the museum. Visitors may carry a clear sealed water bottle (up to 20 oz) while touring the museum.
- Picnic shelters are available outside on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Purchases made in the gift shop should remain in the gift shop bag. Please keep receipts with these items.
- Smoking is not permitted in the museum.
All visitors may be screened with a metal detector upon entry. In addition all bags are subject to search and may be placed through an X-Ray machine. Weapons are not permitted including pocket knives and firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons.
- Box cutters
- Food and Soda Drinks
* Firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons, are specifically prohibited in Federal facilities in accordance with 18 USC §930 (c)
- Water bottles (clear, sealed bottle, up to 20 oz.)
- Camera bags
- Diaper bags
- Service animals
Please note the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is not responsible for items left in vehicles.
Click here for frequently asked questions regarding items permitted inside the museum.
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.
Individuals are permitted to take their own photographs or videos while touring the museum.