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New and Upcoming Exhibits

This page features new, special, or special exhibits on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Following is a list of new and upcoming exhibits at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Please note that opening dates are subject to change. 

Enlisted Force Exhibit - 

This new exhibit highlights the highly skilled, trained and talented enlisted force that has been the backbone of daily operation of the U.S. Department of the Air Force. Elements of this exhibit are thoughtfully placed throughout the museum complex. 

Learn more about this newest exhibit celebrating our Enlisted Force HERE

Centennial Exhibit, open now through May 2024

The museum has aged well over the last 100 years and this new exhibit, located in the Cold War Gallery, will give visitors a glimpse into our history and the people that make it all possible. Learn more about this exhibit HERE.

Search and Rescue in Southeast Asia, Now Open!
Evolution of Search and Rescue (SAR) from the end of the Korean War to the beginning of American involvement in Southeast Asia. As air operations and USAF presence increased, the need to revitalize and revamp SAR became increasing important to rescue downed Airmen. This included new aircraft and procedures leading to what has become the blueprint for today’s premiere USAF rescue force.

This new permanent exhibit is located in the Southeast Asia Gallery. Learn more HERE