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The museum is a 2022 Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots collection site. Visitors who wish to support this program can drop their new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes located in the Launchpad Shop 'n Snack or the Museum Giftshop. Boxes will be available through Dec. 7.
The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas.
The museum is pleased to announce the opening of “Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2018.". Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, this exhibit features 36 works by 15 combat artists, portraying Marine Corps service from the mid-1970’s through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This exhibit will be on display in the Cold War Art Gallery through Dec. 11.
For more information about the history of this exhibit, visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps website.
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This much-anticipated special exhibit is now open in the museum’s 4th building. This exhibit invites everyone to join the epic journey into the sky and beyond, celebrating the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. Museum visitors will be able to design-and test-fly-their own supersonic jet; pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane to measure nature's fury; spread their wings and experience flight as a bird or a futuristic wing-flapping aircraft; or take an elevator ride to the edge of space.
"Above and Beyond" is open daily from 9-5 and is FREE for visitors.
View exhibit Educational Resources for parents, teachers and youth leaders HERE.
Watch this video for an inside look at this fantastic exhibit.
“Above and Beyond” is produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in association with Boeing and is locally sponsored by CenterPoint Energy.
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Museum visitors will have the unique opportunity to watch as students compete in the FIRST Lego® League Regional Qualifier.
Teams of 9-14 year-olds have been working for up to three months to build and program a LEGO® robot and come up with an idea to solve a real-world energy problem.
The robot game rounds begin at 12:30 p.m. and four teams will advance from to the district level competitions in early 2023.
*Please note that this is not a hands-on opportunity for museum visitors.
*Seating for Dec. 10 & 11 Holiday Concerts is currently full. Please continue to follow us here and on social media for concert opportunities in 2023.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is proud to host the USAF Band of Flight for museum concerts. Continue to follow our website and social media for upcoming opportunities.
Video-Air Force Band of Flight Concert Footage(2019)
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.
Click here to find out about our unique event space
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.
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday, Dec. 7
Pearl Harbor Day
Video-USAF Maj.(Ret.) Lew Newhard- Former SAM 26000 Pilot
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.
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complete list of events
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.
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.