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.
Special arrangements can be made for school, Scouts and youth groups and military reunion groups. Click on the links below for more information.
Please note the museum’s parking lot is undergoing construction and repaving through the end of April. There should be minimal disruption to visitors. In addition, Springfield Street, the road that leads to the museum’s entrance, is undergoing construction through the beginning of September. Expect lane reductions and some delays. Please follow the signs and instructions provided by the road crews.
We are not offering special programming or tours for school or youth groups at this time. We will re-evaluate the ability to provide these programs as conditions change. Please check our website for updates.
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.
During this initial reopening phase daily guided tours will not be available. However, most galleries and exhibits will be available. The museum is laid out in chronological order, making it easy for visitors to self-tour the facility. A reminder that all visitors should maintain six feet of separation between each visiting party at all times.
(Those wishing to lead a large group for self-touring must contact the museum in advance to determine if this is feasible.)
Click here to complete the Museum Group Registration form so group visit coordinator can assist you in planning your visit to the museum.
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.
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.
We are not offering Touch Tours at this time. We will re-evaluate the ability to provide these tours as conditions change. Please check our website for updates.
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. Only five visually impaired individuals can be accommodated per touch tour.
Other school programs can also be adapted to meet the needs of students.
- Box cutters
* Firearms 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.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is located at:
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433
(near Dayton, Ohio)