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100th Anniversary Logo with the 100 in large letters and the museum logo
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking

Adventure, fun, and science collide at:
Survival the Exhibit at the museum from Feb. 18 - May 7 with an graphic image of a person rock climbing


Survival: The Exhibition invites you on an exhilarating, heart-pumping, and daring journey of bravery and brains. Experience the thrill of exploration, gain an appreciation for the wonders of nature, and prepare for the unexpected—all within an interactive, informative, and safe space.

Are you ready?

Are you prepared?



Survival: The Exhibition

Survival: The Exhibition transports guests of all ages to the world’s most breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring locales asking them the question: how can humans survive here? From the rainforest to the high mountains, from the extreme cold to the temperate forest, Survival: The Exhibition combines STEM concepts with hands-on challenges to empower you with the skills, know-how, and confidence to survive any scenario.

This exhibit is perfect for families, school field trips, youth groups and visitors of all ages! 

Survival: The Exhibition is FREE for all visitors during regular museum hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. 

Image of family taking a selfie with a bear statue in the exhibitYoung museum visitors are sitting in an inflatable raft with life jackets on in the exhibitExhibit visitors sitting in a wooded scenery entrance to the exhibitA young boy spins a stick between his hands to practice what it would be like to start a fire  without matchesA young girl and man practice doing compressions on a CPR dummy

Adventure Zone

Not ready for the fun to end? Enhance your experience with the Adventure Zone Zip Line and Ropes Course. This additional, hands-on experience will put your coordination, concentration and courage to the test!

The Adventure Zone Ropes Course and Zip Line are available with the PURCHASE OF AN ATTRACTION TICKET 
and will be open daily from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Attraction tickets are sold at the entrance to the Adventure Zone, the Museum Theatre Box Office, at the simulators in Building 2,
and at the museum's main Entrance Hall.

A young child navigates the ropes course while and adult watchesA young child navigates a mobile bridgea man rides the ropes course

This attraction is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation. Visit their website or call 937-253-4629 for Attraction Ticket information.

Resource Guides

Educators, youth group leaders and parents can maximize the educational opportunity offered by this hands-on STEM-focused exhibit by utilizing the FREE Resource Guides below. 

If your school or organization would like to schedule a field trip, please contact us at
and we’ll be happy to help you plan an educational and fun day for you and your students.

Interested in enhancing your field trip with the Adventure Zone Zip Line and Ropes Course? Visit for Group Rates on Attraction Tickets. 

Educator's Resource Guide

Boy Scout Resource Guide

Girl Scout Resource Guide

Survival: The Exhibition is presented by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. and is made possible, in part by, generous support from the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied)

Mark your calendar now for our next exciting special exhibit:
Discover Steampunk: A Fantastical Hands-On Adventure 
scheduled to arrive September 24.