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Get into the holiday spirit as the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight celebrates with two free performances at the museum.
Concerts will be Tuesday, Dec. 19 and Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. each day.
Due to the popularity of these free concerts, tickets are required and limited to six tickets per person.
The ticket request link will open Friday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m.
Check back here at that time for the link to request your tickets.
How did thinkers of the late 1800s, including writers like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, envision the future? Find out at this new special exhibition coming in September.
Discover Steampunk is free and open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sept. 24 - Dec. 10.
Educators and group leaders, download the Educator's Guide to learn more about how this exhibit aligns with your curriculum. It's never too early to plan your field trip - click this LINK to request your visit.
Continue to follow us here and on social media for exhibit updates!
Created by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., Discover Steampunk, is made possible by generous support from CenterPoint Energy through its partnership with the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied).
Give the gift of life with your blood donation at the museum!
Friday, Dec. 15 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m under the wings of the B-52 in the second building
Walk-ins are welcome or pre-register at www.militarydonor.com and search by zip code 45433 or call 937-257-0580 with questions.
The museum has aged well over the last 100 years and this new exhibit celebrating its Centennial gives visitors a glimpse into our history and the people that have made it all possible.
This new exhibit is located in the Cold War Art Gallery in building 3.
Don't let the fun end when you leave the galleries!
The Air Force Museum Theatre is adding several movies to their fall line up that you won't want to miss seeing in the large screen digital theater.
Visit the Theatre website for additional movie and ticket information.
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m.: The Polar Express
*The Air Force Museum Theatre is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation. Federal Endorsement Not Implied.
Experience the Total Solar Eclipse with us!
Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the wide-open views of the sky as the moon passes directly in front of the sun, creating a total solar eclipse.
The path of totality for the 2024 Great North American Eclipse, taking place on Monday, April 8, will stretch from Mexico to Canada, passing through 14 states. Dayton will experience 2 minutes and 43 seconds of totality, beginning at 3:09 p.m. It marks the first time since 1806 that Ohio has witnessed a total solar eclipse.
Continue to follow us here and on social media for additional activities and events planned for this day.
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)
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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.
Saturday, Feb. 17 in honor of President's Day
Friday, March 29 in honor of Vietnam War 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
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.