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100th Anniversary Logo with the 100 in large letters and the museum logo
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking

Exhibit Notices

  • In preparation for the upcoming Search and Rescue exhibit installation, portions of the Southeast Asia Gallery may be temporarily closed during the next several weeks as we reconfigure some of the aircraft and other artifacts to accommodate the new exhibit. Please continue to check the museum's website and social media channels for the latest updates, and thank you for your patience and understanding.
  • Access to the inside of the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, located in the Korean War Gallery, will be closed April 3 - 6. 

Kite Week, March 27 - April 2

Red background with the words, grab your kit and come fly with us. Kite Week March 27  - April 2. An image of a kite with red, yellow, green and blue blocks and a multi-colored tail Grab your kite, pack a picnic lunch and blanket, and come fly your kite on the museum's expansive front field!

The field will be open during regular museum hours, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., each day for you to show off your skills! 
Parking is in the main visitor's lot or the Air Park.
Designated flying areas will be clearly marked.

Don't miss the chance to see PIGS Aloft Kite Club flying large show kites every day from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., weather permitting. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied)

Easter Egg Hunt: April 8

Image of a blue-green paneled wall with multi-colored Easter Eggs. Easter Egg Hunt April 8 from 10 - 4Hop on over for this FREE event from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.!
Hunt for the giant inflatable eggs throughout the museum's galleries and collect candy as you find them (don't forget to bring your basket!)

Enjoy the sounds of the USAF Band of Flight pop-up concerts scheduled for 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

And don't miss the face painters, balloon artists, and more...including a visit from our furry friend, the Easter Bunny! (tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

This indoor event will happen rain, snow, or shine!

Survival: The Exhibition, Feb. 18 - May 7

Survival the exhibition, Feb. 18 - MayAdventure awaits museum visitors of all ages with Survival: The Exhibition, opening Feb. 18 in the fourth building.

This new exhibit is an interactive, informative and safe place to learn and test essential survival skills, and features nine zones with immersive scenic and theatrical elements that simulate extreme scenarios. Each zone combines STEM concepts with hands-on challenges that teach the scientific principles behind key survival tactics.

Learn more and plan your visit HERE

Created by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., Survival: The Exhibition, is made possible in part by the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied)

Museum M1Le: May 11

Click to register for the inaugural museum mile on May 11 sponsored by the AF Marathon. Background is a picture of the museum hangar with people walking down a flag lined pathRegistration opens March 20 for the Inaugural MUSEUM M1LE. 

Celebrate 100 years of the National Museum of the United States Air Force with this one mile event! The family-friendly course winds throughout the grounds of the museum before finishing under the wing tips of historic aircraft at the Air Park.

Click on the photo to learn more and register.

USAF Band of Flight Concerts

Picture of the Band of Flight performing a concert

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is proud to host the USAF Band of Flight for concerts and pop-up performances in the museum.  Continue to follow us here and on social media for future concert announcements.

Video-Air Force Band of Flight Concert Footage(2019)


Living history and Hollywood film series

Picture of visitors in the Air Force Museum Theatre watching a movie

The Air Force Museum Theatre* offers a Living History Series and a Hollywood Film Series several times throughout the year. These events are operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation and unless otherwise noted, there is a cost associated with these events.

Click the links above or visit the Air Force Museum Foundation webpage for upcoming events.

Private Event Venue

Interested in hosting a private event or meeting at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force?

Click here to find out about our unique event space

Celebrate Women's History Month

women's history month tours and scavenger hunts throughout march

We are teaming up with the 88th Air Base Wing to celebrate Women's History Month!

Women in the Air Force Tour

Every Saturday in March, join us for a FREE special tour highlighting "Women in the Air Force." These tours are open to the public. No registration is required. Tours run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

On March 8 and 22, WPAFB employees can sign up for a free guided tour by sending an email with the subject “Registration for March WAF Tours” to

Scavenger Hunt

Explore our Women in the Air Force Exhibit on your own. Visit our Education page to download the Women in the Air Force Scavenger Hunts before your visit.



Plane Talks

Interact with various subject matter experts stationed in the galleries near the aircraft or exhibit that relates to their expertise. Experts include veterans, active duty, former pilots, crew members, engineers, navigators, and more. Plane Talks programs often occur in conjunction with the anniversary of a significant Air Force or military event. 

All Plane Talks occur from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

-Sat., March 25 in honor of Vietnam Veterans Day

-Sat., May 20 in honor of Armed Forces Day

-Sat., Sept. 16 in honor of the 76th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force

-Sat., Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day

Plane Talks is supported in part by the Air Force Museum Foundation and its partner, CareSource®.(Federal Endorsement Not Implied).

Video-USAF Maj.(Ret.) Lew Newhard- Former SAM 26000 Pilot

Open Aircraft

On these days, visitors will have the unique opportunity to look inside one of the museum’s aircraft from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Follow us here for upcoming Open Aircraft Announcements.