The world’s largest military aviation museum is even bigger! See more than 70 aircraft in four new galleries -- Presidential, Research & Development, Space and Global Reach. You can board a space shuttle, walk through four presidential aircraft, step inside cargo planes, enjoy new educational opportunities in three STEM Learning Nodes and much more -- all with FREE admission and parking! Plus, try out the Air Force Museum Foundation’s new suite of simulator rides including the Pulseworks’ Virtual Reality Transporter (for a small fee), the first of its kind in North America, featuring an exclusive Space Voyage experience!
For a list of frequently asked questions about the expansion, visit the Questions page (see Museum Expansion topic).
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Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
and New Year's Day
FREE admission and parking, plus FREE WiFi!
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio 45433
Plan Your Visit
The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered to assist the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force with the development and expansion of facilities, has gifted $40.8 million to the Air Force for the fourth building. The Foundation's mission to support the museum will continue via fundraising (including future capital campaigns), revenue operations and investments. Click here to make a donation or for more information about fundraising efforts.
Air Force Museum Foundation
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Dayton Development Coalition
Dayton/Montgomery County CVB
Five Rivers MetroParks
Greene County CVB
Miami County CVB
National Aviation Heritage Alliance
Wright State University
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Click on the links below to view recent articles featuring the museum's expansion project.
Air Force museum sees big attendance boost after opening of new hangar
June 13, 2016 - Dayton Daily News
Air Force Museum gets even bigger!
June 13, 2016 - Ohio.org
Hudson: National Museum of the Air Force opens new hangar, recommits to STEM
June 11, 2016 - National Defense Week
New hangar makes history
June 9, 2016 - Xenia Gazette
Dayton's Air Force museum grows bigger, better with new addition of Air Force One, Valkyrie and more
June 9, 2016 - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Fourth building opens at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
June 8, 2016 - WKEF-TV
Air Force museum in Ohio opens new $40.8 million hangar
June 8, 2016 - WLWT-TV
Air Force museum opens expanded space gallery in new hangar
June 8, 2016 - collectSPACE
Air Force Museum opens new $40.8M building
June 8, 2016 - Dayton Daily News
Air Force’s top leaders mark opening of new museum hangar
June 8, 2016 - Dayton Daily News
New building at Air Force Museum set to open to the public
June 7, 2016 - WDTN-TV
New Air Force museum building packed with exhibits
June 7, 2016 - Fairborn Daily Herald
Witnesses to history: Today's museum wing opening to include more than planes
June 7, 2016 - Dayton Daily News
Air Force Museum prepares to open $40M new hangar
June 7, 2016 - Dayton Business Journal
Captured Vietnam War POW bit his tongue to keep tears from welling
June 6, 2016 - Dayton Daily News
Museum’s new classrooms ‘sneak in all the science and math’
June 5, 2016 - Dayton Daily News
Museum builds new hangar to show off former Air Force One
June 5, 2016 - WYSO (NPR)
Air Force Museum to spread its wings with $40M expansion
June 4, 2016 - Dayton Daily News
Expansion gives museum visitors chance to see iconic planes
June 3, 2016 - Dayton Daily News
Spaceship-like 'Avrocar' among odd aircraft in new museum hangar
June 1, 2016 - Dayton Daily News
What's in the new hangar? The POW savior Hanoi Taxi
May 31, 2016 - Dayton Daily News
Air Force museum ‘a proud moment for the United States’
May 31, 2016 - Dayton Daily News
Meet the Air Force Museum's supersonic, exotic bomber
May 30, 2016 - Dayton Daily News
Air Force museum plans special activities for new building
May 30, 2016 - The Washington Times
Air Force Museum to open fourth building
May 26, 2016 - AOPA
10 new tourist attractions in Ohio that will be open in time for summer
May 3, 2016 - Cleveland.com
5 famous aircraft in Air Force Museum's new hangar
April 12, 2016 - Military.com
Two presidential planes on the move at Air Force museum
April 9, 2016 - WDTN-TV
Air Force One move at museum ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ sight
April 9, 2016 - Dayton Daily News
Fourth building at National Museum of U.S. Air Force to open June 8
April 2, 2016 - Midwest Flyer
Summer opening planned for museum’s new building
Jan. 20, 2016 - Xenia Gazette
New Air Force museum hangar to open June 8
Jan. 13, 2016 - Dayton Daily News
Iconic Hanoi Taxi moves to new Air Force museum hangar
Dec. 16, 2015 - Dayton Daily News
Aircraft that carried POWs has new home
Dec. 16, 2015 - WHIO-TV
Rare supersonic bomber rolls out of the hangar for the first time in decades
Nov. 11, 2015 - Popular Mechanics
XB-70 Valkyrie on the move in Dayton
Nov. 1, 2015 - WarbirdNews.com
Exotic XB-70 towed to new hangar draws a crowd
Oct. 30, 2015 - Dayton Daily News
You're telling me this thing actually flew?
Oct. 29, 2015 - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vintage supersonic XB-70 bomber arrives to anchor new Air Force Museum wing in Dayton
Oct. 28, 2015 - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Aircraft moves to fourth building at WPAFB
Oct. 27, 2015 - WDTN-TV
Planes continue moving into museum hangar
Oct. 7, 2015 - Dayton Daily News
New Air Force Museum hangar gets first aircraft
Oct. 2, 2015 - Dayton Daily News
Pilot helps celebrate X-15's move into new Air Force Museum building
Oct. 2, 2015 - ABC 22/FOX 45
X-15 lands in new home at Air Force Museum
Oct. 2, 2015 - WDTN-TV
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.
- Box cutters
- Food and Soda Drinks
* Firearms 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.
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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.
Individuals are permitted to take their own photographs or videos while touring the museum.
Note: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the National Museum of the USAF, the U.S. Air Force, or the Department of Defense, of the external website, or the information, products or services contained therein.