ROAD CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

Please note 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.

Extracurricular Courses and Teams

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Introduction to Becoming a Pilot course

This free two-week course consists of Ground School and training at a flight simulator. Students, ages 14-18, must be able to attend all 6 classes over the two-week period. Registration is required.
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TARC Rocket Team

Each year the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force hosts a "The American Rocketry Challenge" (TARC). What is TARC? It is the world's largest rocket contest and involves having students design, build and launch rockets to meet a specific goal which changes each year. Application required for students entering grades 9-12.
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CyberPatriot Program

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is starting a CyberPatriot Program. This program is designed for students with a strong desire to work on a team interested in cybersecurity or other STEM disciplines. The team will participate in the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition which includes a series of online competition rounds and teams are given a set of virtual operating systems and tasked with finding and fixing cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Application required for students entering grades 9-12.
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Important Announcement

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.

Activities During Your Visit

Download these Scavenger Hunts prior to your visit to add to your experience!


Download this Scavenger Hunt to follow along with the Virtual Tour of the Cold War Gallery.

Contact Us

For more information about educational programs, please email the Education Division.
  • 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.  

  • Upcoming Events

    Museum events range from flying events and Air Force Band of Flight concerts to ceremonies and family events. Use the drop-down menus below to see details about upcoming events.

  • Temporary Exhibits

    January 28 - September 6, 2021 

    SPACE: A Journey to Our Future
    See this highly interactive exhibition that ignites the desire for space exploration and discovery. More information


    February 26 - September 26, 2021

    "The Beauty of Space" Art Exhibit
    This exhibit will feature artwork by the International Association of Astronomical Artists. More information

  • June 2021

    Saturday, June 12

    Operation: Dinosaur, 4 – 8 p.m.
    The National Museum of the U.S. Air force often focuses its events and programs on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. For this event we are going to focus on an area of science we don’t often get a chance to explore – paleontology. In addition to learning about the nuts and bolts of aircraft, visitors can learn about the fossils and bones of dinosaurs! Join us for this FREE event as “larger than life” dinosaurs storm the museum. The event will include activities for the whole family, Jurassic-era themed simulator rides, giveaways and fun facts. More information


    Saturday, June 19

    Open Aircraft Day, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Visitors will have the unique opportunity to look inside one of the museum’s aircraft. More information

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