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Spend Father's Day at the museum

DAYTON, Ohio -- The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force provides a great way for children to spend quality time with their fathers on Father's Day. Families have an opportunity to enjoy an IMAX movie, learn about aviation history from the Wright Brothers until today or take a quick bus trip to the Presidential Gallery to walk through aircraft such as Kennedy's Air Force One.

With 17 acres of indoor exhibit space and more than 300 aircraft and missiles on display, sons, daughters and their fathers can spend the whole day touring the museum. The Valkyrie café also provides time out for lunch or a quick break.

Dad is sure to enjoy exhibits such as the new "Return with Honor: Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia," exhibit or the Missile and Space Gallery where a fifth missile, the Thor Agena A, was just added.

For more information about the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, please visit our Web site at www.nationalmuseum.af.mil or call (937) 255-3286, ext. 302. For information on touring the Presidential Gallery please visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/exhibits/presidential/index.asp.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Pike, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free. There is a charge for the IMAX Theatre. Call (937) 253-IMAX for ticket prices and show times.


NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, contact the National Museum of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-4704, ext. 332.

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