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Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
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The virtual tour allows visitors to take a virtual, 360-degree, self-guided tour of the entire museum by navigating from gallery to gallery either by using a drop-down map or by following navigational arrows connecting the individual nodes. Icons indicate hotspots where the visitor can get additional information such as videos, audio and links to online resources.
Note: Links to museum fact sheets have changed with the website redesign. We are in the process of updating those links from the virtual tour, but it will take time to complete this project. Thank you for your patience!
Click here to explore the virtual tour
This page provides the visitor a list of links to interior images of aircraft on display at the museum. A free Cockpit360 app is available through the Apple and Google Play stores.
Click here to view the images
Download the free app from the Apple Store
Download the free app from the Google Play Store
Watch a behind-the-scenes video of the Cockpit360 photo shoot (00:04:08)
Explore U.S. Air Force history by listening to these podcasts on your computer, in your car or while walking around the museum galleries! The series of self-guided audio tours will feature specific topics in U.S. Air Force history as they are highlighted throughout the museum's exhibits. Feel free to download the podcasts or print out a copy of the tour guides that interest you before visiting the museum.
Click here to learn more about these tours
Visit our YouTube Channel to watch in-depth interviews, aircraft restoration projects, events, programs and more!
Click here to go to our YouTube Channel
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.
Note: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the National Museum of the USAF, the U.S. Air Force, or the Department of Defense, of the external website, or the information, products or services contained therein.