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Mask Policy:
In accordance with the updated guidance released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will require all visitors to wear face masks indoors effective July 30, 2021 until further notice.

Visitors ages three and up will be required to wear masks while indoors at the museum. This policy applies to all visitors, staff and volunteers regardless of vaccination status. Visitors may wear their own masks or a free paper mask will be provided. Cloth masks will also be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Additional information available here.

Groups & Tours

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.

School & Youth

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.)

Motorcoach & Buses

Click here to complete the Museum Group Registration form so group visit coordinator can assist you in planning your visit to the museum.

Military Reunions

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.

Virtual and Audio Tours

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.

Touch Tours

Touch TourWe 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 nationalmuseum.mut@us.af.mil.

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.

Security Notice

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.
  • Prohibited Items

    Prohibited Items:
    -  Firearms*
    -  Knives
    -  Box cutters
    -  Food
    -  Alcohol
    -  Coolers
    -  Backpacks

    * Firearms and other dangerous weapons are specifically prohibited in Federal facilities in accordance with 18 USC §930 (c)

    Permitted Items:
    -   Water bottles (clear, sealed bottle, up to 20 oz.)
    -   Purses
    -  Camera bags
    -  Diaper bags
    -  Strollers
    -  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.

  • Visitor Photography Notice

    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.

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