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 Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking

Due to public health precautions in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), all events are subject to change and are re-evaluated on a weekly basis. We will continue to update this website and social media outlets with the latest information.

World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous, Oct. 7-8

Aerial picture of World War one replica aircraft flying over the museum hangarsAerial events, reenactor encampment, antique cars, workshops and a speaker series frame an exciting weekend of fly-ins from replica WWI aircraft. Sights, sounds and activities for the whole family will take place throughout the museum complex as we look back to WWI and America’s early air superiority.

Visit the Dawn Patrol Page for details. 

Video-Replica WWI Flying Aircraft at the Dawn Patrol Rendezvous 2018

NOW OPEN - "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.

“Above and Beyond” is produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in association with Boeing and is locally sponsored by CenterPoint Energy.
*Federal Endorsement Not Implied"

American Sign Museum Exhibit - "A Signmaker's Journey," April 4 - Oct. 12

American Sign Museum LogoThe museum will showcase signs from the American Sign Museum's collection "The Signmaker's Journey" from April 4 - October 12.  Signs in this exhibit are not regularly on display at the American Sign Museum, and feature a closer look at the three historically significant eras of illuminated signage--Lightbulb, Neon, and Plastics--with signs representing.  The exhibit tells a story of the fictional character Joe Signmaker’s journey through the 20th century, relating his personal experiences in the ever-changing sign industry.

The character of Joe Signman was inspired by the life of William H. Hahn. Hahn began his career as a signpainter for the Thomas Cusack Company of Chicago. He later opened his own company in Chicago and was soon joined by his son, William B. Hahn.  The Museum has expanded upon the limited information known about Hahn in order to give a more complete view of a signman in the first half of the 20th century. Follow Joe’s journey as he navigates changing technology to illuminate the night sky.    

The Sign Makers Journey was developed by the American Sign Museum in cooperation with the National Museum of the US Air Force.  Artifacts are on loan from the American Sign Museum, Cincinnati, OH.. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied)

Troops & Treats

Troops & Treats, a free, fun, trunk-or-treat style event for kids of all ages. Oct. 29..

Whether you are a ghost, a goblin, a princess or a pirate our Troops & Treats Trunk or Treat event is for you!

This event is FREE and open to kids of all ages.

Candy stations open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Games, music, scavenger hunts and SO much more open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

New Exhibit!: National Museum of the Marine Corps Art Exhibit

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

(Federal Endorsement Not Implied)

After Dark 21+ Events

Image of a bottle cap with the text "Bombers and Brews, Nov. 5, 2022" on it
Join us Nov. 5 for a special 21+ After Dark event, "Bombers and Brews."
Food, drinks and FUN! 
Advanced-purchased tickets are required. 
Visit the
Air Force Museum Foundation Events page for details and ticket information. 

Pop-Up 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 museum concerts.  Continue to follow our website and social media for upcoming opportunities. 

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

Air force museum theatre

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 on several dates throughout the year.The theatre is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation. There is a cost associated with these film series. Visit the links for more information.


Living History Series 
Follow us here, or at the Air Force Museum Foundation webpage for upcoming Living History Series 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

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.

Saturday, Oct. 15 
C-20B (Gulfstream Aerospace)

Saturday, Dec. 10
F-117A Nighthawk

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.

Saturday, Sept. 17 
in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Air Force

Friday, Nov. 11 
Veterans Day

Wednesday, Dec. 7  
Pearl Harbor Day

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

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