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  • By Lisa M. Riley

It’s the last opportunity for visitors of all ages to experience an adventure unlike any other as the free, highly engaging and immersive experience titled Survival: The Exhibition will be open for just one more week, open through May 7, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Created by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. and sponsored, in part, by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Survival: The Exhibition is the world’s first and only traveling exhibition that provides practical, real-world, and science-based techniques to prepare visitors of all ages for survival situations they may actually face in their lifetimes. An interactive, informative and safe place to learn and test essential survival skills, the exhibition features nine zones with immersive scenic and theatrical elements that simulate extreme scenarios. Each zone combines STEM concepts with hands-on challenges that teach the scientific principles behind key survival tactics.

As kids and families move through the exhibition, they will visit a variety of simulated climates and topography that offer unique challenges to human survival. From the rainforest to the high mountains, from the extreme cold to the temperate forest, each zone focuses on a critical survival skill with instructional, hands-on challenges that build on one another throughout the experience, allowing young people to develop more advanced skills as they progress.

The exhibition culminates in an optional Adventure Zone Ropes Course and Zip Line operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation. Visitors’ confidence and problem-solving skills are put to the test in the Adventure Zone with course obstacles and activities teaching balance, focus, coordination, and concentration while building resilience and determination in the face of adversity.

Located in the museum’s 4th Building, Survival: The Exhibition is free to all visitors and will be open during regular museum hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily through May 7

The optional Adventure Zone experience will be open from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily through May 7 and will be accessible with the purchase of an Attractions Ticket from the Air Force Museum Foundation. For more information about tickets to the Adventure Zone visit or call 937-253-4629. 

About Imagine Exhibitions

Imagine Exhibitions is currently producing over 40 unique exhibitions globally in museums, science centers, zoos, integrated resorts, and non-traditional venues, with millions of people around the world visiting our exhibitions each year. In addition to developing successful traveling exhibitions, Imagine Exhibitions designs, opens, and operates permanent installations and venues, and consults on building, expanding, and directing museums and attractions. With decades of diverse experience in the museum and entertainment industries, Imagine Exhibitions consistently develops exhibitions that educate and excite while exceeding attendance goals. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook.

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In 2023, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force celebrates its 100th Anniversary.  Since 1923 the museum has grown from a small engineering study collection to the world's largest military aviation museum and is a world-renowned center for air and space power technology and culture preservation. Join us throughout 2023 as we celebrate our storied history with special events and exhibits for visitors of all ages. Visit our website for more information at

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year thousands of visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit                                                                           


NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-3286.