Guided School Tours

Education ProgramSchool Groups Only
Grades 4-12

Guided tours last approximately two hours and are available to students in grades 4-12. They are offered Monday through Friday mornings during the school year and are conducted by museum-trained volunteers. Although free, reservations are required and should be made early. Available dates are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To request this program, please complete a registration form.


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.

Road Construction:
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.


1) One adult leader is required for every 10 students. Please divide your groups before entering the museum. Each tour guide will lead a group of 10 students and one adult.

2) Group size is limited to a maximum of 100 students per day, depending upon guide availability.

3) Be sure to allow extra time if your group will be staying for lunch, visiting the museum store, making restroom breaks or viewing a movie in the digital 3D theatre. Schedule your tour before making theatre reservations.

4) Please arrive on time. The guides are volunteers and will not be held longer than 30 minutes after your scheduled arrival time

Additional Information

Please call the Education Division as soon as possible if you must cancel, are running late or have a change in the number of students. Remember to cancel any theatre (937-751-1577) or cafe (937-751-1557) reservations that you may have made.

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