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Each year, the museum hosts hundreds of events that help convey the Air Force story and military aviation spirit. Indoor and outdoor events range from flying events, exhibit openings and aircraft rollouts to ceremonies, reunion groups, memorial dedications and guest lectures.

Picture of veteran standing in front of a B-25Plane Talks

Plane Talks will occur a few times a year and allow visitors the opportunity to interact with various subject matter experts. The experts at these talks may include veterans, active duty, former pilots, crew members, engineers, navigators, and more. These experts will be stationed in the galleries near the aircraft or exhibit that relates to their expertise. These Plane Talks programs often occur on the anniversary of a significant Air Force or military event.


Future Dates:
May 16 - Armed Forces Day
September 18 - 73rd Anniversary of the Air Force and POW/MIA Recognition Day
November 11 - Veterans Day
December 7 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

SALUTE: A Vietnam Veterans Tribute
July 16-18, 2020

This three-day long event will include: aircraft flyovers, helicopter demonstrations / static displays, living history reenactors, vehicles of the era, live music from the 1960s and the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) 80% scale Vietnam Wall replica.  Additional details coming soon!


History:
The Southeast Asia War (Vietnam War) included Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia occurred between 1961-1973.
Visit our Fact Sheet for a more detailed explanation.

Aerial picture of World War one replica aircraft flying over the museum hangars
World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous


Friday, October 2 – Saturday, October 3, 2020, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This two-day event features replica World War I flying aircraft, re-enactors, radio-controlled model aircraft, period vehicles, music and more. Check our website closer to the event for additional details. Participants can register here.

Picture of the Band of Flight performing a concertConcerts

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force teams up with the USAF Band of Flight and other performers for concerts throughout the year.

Concerts are free and open to the public, and at times, tickets are required. Most concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Doors open for indoor concerts at 6:30 p.m., and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Performances last approximately 70-90 minutes and may include an intermission.

For more information about upcoming concerts, please call (937) 522-3252.
   

Next Concert:

Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13

Picture of visitors in the Air Force Museum Theatre watching a movieAir Force Museum Theatre 

The Air Force Museum Theatre* offers a Living History Series and a Hollywood Film Series on several dates throughout the year.The theatre is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation. There is a cost associated with these film series. Visit the links for more information.
 

Living History Series ($)

Dates will be posted as available

 

Hollywood Film Series ($)

Dates will be posted as available​

* The Air Force Museum Theatre is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation. Federal endorsement is not implied.

Illustration of museum hangar with doors open showing aircraft inside. Text in illustration reads "First Thursday; Open Late until 8 p.m.

The museum, theatre, gift shop and cafés will remain open until 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in 2020. In addition, one aircraft will be open each month for visitors to look-in.

June 4
July 2
August 6
September 3
October 1
November 5
December 3

Details about the open late nights will be announced on a quarterly basis. More information available in the News Release.

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.
  • 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.

Private Event Venue

Interested in hosting a private event or meeting
at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force?


Download the Private Event Guide

For additional information contact
events@afmuseum.com or (937) 656-9627

Free guided tours

The museum is laid out in chronological order, making it easy for visitors to self tour the facility. We offer six free guided tours of the galleries a day, as well as a Glimpse Behind the Scenes program that provides an opportunity to engage with program volunteers on elements of the restoration process highlighted through a variety of materials and visuals. Click on the dropdown arrows below for additional information.

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.

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