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"That's All Brother" - July 28 - 31

Commemorative Air Force C-47 Skytrain "That's All Brother" flies through a blue sky"That's All Brother" will fly in to the museum the afternoon of July  28 and be on display for public viewing 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 29 - 31. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Brought to us by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Central Texas Wing, museum visitors will have the opportunity to get an up close look at this Douglass C-47 Skytrain that led over 800 aircraft in the main airborne invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, dropping over 13,000 paratroopers into battle and changing the course of history.

"That's All Brother" also flew in Operations Dragoon, Market Garden, Repulse, and Varsity. This aircraft has been restored to its D-Day paint scheme and has a historic interior restoration.

Landing is anticipated to be on Wright Field behind the museum during the afternoon of July 28. Stay tuned here and on our Facebook page for upcoming details on its arrival time.

This event is generously supported by the Air Force Museum Foundation (Federal Endorsement Not Implied).

 

 

USO Presents "Come From Away - Aug. 20

USO Entertainment presents Come From Away Aug. 20 at the National Museum of the US Air ForceJoin the USO for an exclusive one night only performance of the Tony award winning musical Come From Away at the National Museum of the United States Air Force on Tuesday, August 20, 2024 at 7:30pm. Free admission. All ages welcome!

This event is open to all currently serving Wright-Patterson AFB personnel and their families, to include military, DoD civilians, and government contractors. Register for tickets here.

wings, rails and wheels model expo - Aug. 24

Model Expo at the National Museum of the US Air Force 2024. Lettering on an inverted patch shape with a blue background and images of a train, plane and automobile.The Museum's Wings, Rails and Wheels Model Expo returns this year on Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Come see a diverse array of unique, scaled model aircraft, locomotives and motor vehicles of all kinds featured against the backdrop of the museum's aircraft displays. Don't miss the chance to interact with the modelers and learn about the model-making process. Advanced registration is not required to attend this unique and inspiring event.

Are you a modeler and want to show off your collection? 
Registration is open until Aug. 2 at 11:59 p.m. for you to request display space.  Click HERE to register. 

This event is made possible through generous support by the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied).

 

Top Secret: License to Spy - Sept. 15 - Dec. 16

Black and white image of a silouette of a man with a hat holding a brief case with his finger to his lips as if to "shush" someone.

Museum visitors will be required to go undercover and enter a world of coded messages and satellite surveillance when they take on the role of a secret agent in the latest feature exhibition, Top Secret: Licence to Spy, coming September 15.

This special exhibit is FREE and open to the public from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.

Top Secret explores the science and technology of spying and espionage, including how to uncover a radio bug with an oscilloscope and using lasers to monitor conversations. Visitors will gather the intelligence needed to achieve their mission by breaking codes, uncovering microdots, using spy satellites and creating elusive disguises.

Top Secret will amaze kids and adults alike with behind the scenes glimpse of an undercover world that has been re-created with life-like sets and activities. Science has never been so….Top Secret!

Learn more at our Exhibition Page. 

This exhibition is created by Scitech Discovery Centre, Perth, Australia, produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. and made possible through generous support by the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied).

Plane Talks in honor of the Air Force Birthday - Sept. 18

Plane Talks in honor of the Air Force Birthday, Wednesday September 18 from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm. There is a red border around the text and the page is decorated with red and blue stars.Celebrate the Air Force's 77th Birthday with "Plane Talks" on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m..

Visitors are invited to listen and interact with subject matter experts located throughout the museum’s galleries as they speak about their unique experiences serving our nation's Air Force, and learn more about the artifacts and aircraft located in the museum.

Plane Talks occurs a few times a year, bringing to life the development and service history of the aircraft and exhibits on display at the museum. Various subject matter experts will be 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. 

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Plane Talks events: 
All Plane Talks occur from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, Nov. 9 in honor of Veterans Day

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

Rocket Day - Sept. 28

Come have a blast with us at Rocket Day. September 28 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. On the left is an image of a group of families watching the launch of model rockets in front of the museum.Come have a blast with us at the Museum's 2024 Rocket Day (did we mention it's FREE?)

Kids will be able to build and launch their own model rocket with the help from the Wright Stuff Rocketeers*, test out the Bernoulli Shooter, launch paper rockets, try their hand at Rocket Trivia and MORE!.

Stay tuned here and on our social media for upcoming details and full schedule of the day's events.

Rocket builds will happen rain-or-shine, while supplies last.
Rocket launches are weather dependent.

This event is made possible through generous support from the Air Force Museum Foundation.*

*Federal Endorsement Not Implied

Troops and Treats - Oct. 26

Troops and Treats. Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dark background with purple highlights and a friendly cartoon frankenstein holding balloons.Ghosts and goblins of all ages will not want to miss this exciting day of trick-or-treating in the Museum.

Come dressed in your favorite costume and be prepared for a day of free activities. Event details are subject to change. Follow us here and on our social media for updates.

This event is made possible through generous support by the Air Force Museum Foundation (Federal Endorsement Not Implied).

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Submit your upcoming event request, or inquire about hosting your private event at the museum: click HERE.

Contact Us

For additional questions about upcoming Museum events, please contact us at nationalmuseum.mus@us.af.mil