Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking
There are several public tours available at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Listed below are a variety of ways to tour the museum's facilities.
Free tours are offered daily to all museum visitors. Tours are approximately one hour and 15 minutes in length. All visitors are asked to maintain 6 feet of distance between visiting parties.
DAILY GALLERY TOURS
10:00 a.m. - Early Years, WWI and WWII Galleries
11:30 a.m. - Korea and SE Asia Galleries
12:00 p.m. and 3 p.m. - Space, Research & Development, Global Reach and Presidential Galleries
1:30 p.m. Cold War Gallery
*Please note that we are not currently offering regularly scheduled tours of the Restoration Hangar.
Click here for a virtual tour of the museum to help you plan your visit.
Click here for a series of self-guided audio tours featuring specific topics in U.S. Air Force history as they are highlighted throughout the museum's exhibits.
Click here to help plan your visit for your motorcoach or group tour.
The museum offers several programs designed specifically for adults and student special needs visitors. Please call the museum's Education Division at least four weeks in advance at email@example.com.
Touch tours are offered for blind or visually impaired students and adults of all ages. Participants will be allowed to touch a number of aircraft on exhibit while wearing white museum gloves. Please note this is a one-on-one tour with the visually impaired individual and a docent. A limited number of visually impaired individuals can be accommodated per touch tour, contact the Education Division for details.
Other school programs can also be adapted to meet the needs of students.
The museum is a popular destination for many military reunion groups each year. For information about planning a military reunion at the museum or dedicating a plaque, bench or statue in Memorial Park, please see the Military Reunions page.
The museum has an extensive educational program for all ages, including guided tours, informational scavenger hunts, in-depth lectures, workshops and more. Click here for information about these programs.
To schedule an Educational Tour, please visit: Education Tours
All visitors may be screened with a metal detector upon entry. In addition all bags are subject to search and may be placed through an X-Ray machine. Weapons are not permitted including pocket knives and firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons.
- Box cutters
- Food and Soda Drinks
* Firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons, are specifically prohibited in Federal facilities in accordance with 18 USC §930 (c)
- Water bottles (clear, sealed bottle, up to 20 oz.)
- Camera bags
- Diaper bags
- Service animals
Please note the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is not responsible for items left in vehicles.
Click here for frequently asked questions regarding items permitted inside the museum.
Notice: Visitors may be filmed, photographed or recorded by the U.S. Air Force for educational and promotional uses, including for posting on public websites and social media.
Individuals are permitted to take their own photographs or videos while touring the museum.