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 Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
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Fitness Under the Wings - every saturday in January

Join the museum for a unique fitness experience every Saturday in January, before the museum opens. Take a FREE yoga class or get your steps in with a walk through aviation history.  Registration begins Dec. 1. Participants who attend all four sessions will receive a gift.Registration is now open for Fitness under the Wings!

Don't miss this unique fitness experience every Saturday in January, before the museum opens.
Take a FREE yoga class with Indigo Yoga or get your steps in with a walk through aviation history.
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Participants who attend all four sessions will receive a free yoga mat.

Advanced Registration is requested. Register HERE


Toys for Tots Collection Site

toys for tots 75th Anniversary LogoThe 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.

National Museum of the Marine Corps Art Exhibit closes Dec. 11

USMC Artist Charles Grow looks at his painting featuring a young girl and her dog watching out the front window with a Gold Star Flag hanging near them. The painting is of his granddaughter who lost her father, also a US Marine.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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Here Until Dec. 15 - Above and Beyond

Overview photo of Above and Beyond exhibit with a labeled sign

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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ASBP Blood Drive: Dec. 16

Donate Blood Flyer, Dec 16 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 pm at the museum under the B-52

First Lego League Challenge, Dec. 17-18

First Lego League Challenge LogoMuseum 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. 

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Ohio Plein Air Society Paint-In

Ohio Plein Air Society logo with shape of ohio in muted colorsOn Jan. 21-22 we welcome back the Ohio Plein Air Society for a two-day Paint-In. Museum visitors will find artists stationed throughout the museum, using the airplanes and artifacts as inspiration for their one-of-a-kind creations.

Don't be shy! If you are curious about what an artist is doing and what inspires them, stop and ask! They'd love to share!

*Please note that this is not a hands-on opportunity for museum visitors. 
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USAF Band of Flight Concerts

Picture of the Band of Flight performing a concert*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)


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

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. 

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

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.


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