Friday, November 1, 2019, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The museum comes to life with a variety of activities. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to meet military reenactors and Star Wars characters, see inside cockpits, zoo animals, kids activities, movies, simulators, and more.


Event details are being finalized and the website will be updated as information becomes available.

Meet Living History Reeanctors


Interact with Star Wars characters
and other fictional characters


Experience Virtual Reality


See inside select aircraft
C-7A - enter on ramp
C-133A - enter flight deck
CV-22B - enter on ramp
F-104C - look in cockpit
SR-71 - look in cockpit
F-117 - look in cockpit
Tacit Blue - look in cockpit

Subject matter experts will be stationed at the aircraft listed above
to interact with visitors and answer questons.

Sit-in Cockpits


Zoo Animals
Enjoy an up-close look at some of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's animal ambassadors!
(Cannot guarantee animal pictured will be in attendance on this day.)


Band Performances
The Air Force Band of Flight's
Spirit of Freedom ensemble will provide a
"strolling" performance throughout the gallies.


Artifact Display
Rarely seen artifacts related to working animals
in the Air Force, from WWI through the
space race and beyond!

Dress-up in costume

Children and adults are welcome to come dressed as their favorite fictional or non-fictional aviator.

(Costumes must be family-friendly and should not include weapons.)

Kids activities

Kids Activities include:
Balloon animals
Face painting
Bernoulli Ghost Hunt
Ghost Eggs
Floating objects
Animal Scavenger Hunt
Jack-o-lantern Cornhole

Candy bags


A different movie every 30 minutes
for the reduced rate of $5.

Movie schedule:

5:00 p.m.        Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag 3D
5:30 p.m.        RESCUE 3D
6:00 p.m.        Journey to Space 3D
6:30 p.m.        Aircraft Carrier 3D
7:00 p.m.        Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag 3D
7:30 p.m.        RESCUE 3D
8:00 p.m.        Journey to Space 3D
8:30 p.m.        Aircraft Carrier 3D
9:00 p.m.        Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag 3D

Simulators in Building 2 and Building 4
Click here for information and cost

D-Day: Freedom from Above
Augmented Reality Exhibit, $5 per tablet
Click here for more information

Food Options

Valkyrie Cafe
Open 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Specials available for adults and children
(located on the second floor above the gift shop)

Refueling Cafe
Open 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(located on the second floor above the Cold War Gallery)

Participating Organizations

4 Paws for Ability
501st Legion
Air Force Band of Flight
Air Force Research Laboratory
Columbus Zoo
National Aviation Hall of Fame


Some activities made possible through the generosity of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.

(Federal endorsement is not implied.)

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