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Early Years Gallery Temporarily Closed for Lighting Upgrade

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  • By Lisa M. Riley

The Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will be closed weekdays through July 21, 2023 as we make lighting infrastructure upgrades to this gallery. The Early Years Gallery will remain open to museum visitors on weekends and federal holidays. All other museum galleries will remain open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. during this time.

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.