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Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking
Join us for a an out of this world day of excitement at the museum (and did we mention it is FREE?)!
Kids will be able to build their own model rocket, launch it on the museum lawn with the help from Wright Stuff Rocketeers*, see a rocketry presentations in the National Aviation Hall of Fame* and more!
Rocket builds will happen rain-or-shine, while supplies last. Rocket launches are weather dependent.
Stay tuned here and on our social media for additional details.
This event is made possible by the Air Force Museum Foundation*
*(Federal Endorsement Not Implied).
FREE and open to Ghosts and Goblins of all ages from 10a.m. - 3 p.m.!
Are you a ghost, a goblin, a princess or a pirate?
Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy trick-or-treating, animal encounters, Halloween-themed balloon twisters, face painting and the always popular 501st Legion Star Wars-themed characters!
Not ready for the day to end? Don't miss a special 4 p.m. showing of the movie Hocus Pocus in the Air Force Museum Theatre. Visit HERE for ticket information.
This event is made possible by the Air Force Museum Foundation (Federal Endorsement Not Implied).
How did thinkers of the late 1800s, including writers like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, envision the future? Find out at this new special exhibition coming in September.
Discover Steampunk is free and open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sept. 24 - Dec. 10.
Educators and group leaders, download the Educator's Guide to learn more about how this exhibit aligns with your curriculum. It's never too early to plan your field trip - click this LINK to request your visit.
Continue to follow us here and on social media for exhibit updates!
Created by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., Discover Steampunk, is made possible by generous support from CenterPoint Energy through its partnership with the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied).
Journey into a riveting world where the past meets the future, where Victorian elegance fuses with steam-driven innovation, and where curiosity knows no bounds. We invite you to an exclusive, adults-only, Steampunk-themed Soiree that will transport you to a realm of mystery, adventure, and endless wonder.
Visit www.afmuseum.com/events/after-dark-events for more information.
Federal Endorsement Not Implied.
The museum has aged well over the last 100 years and this new exhibit celebrating its Centennial gives visitors a glimpse into our history and the people that have made it all possible.
This new exhibit is located in the Cold War Art Gallery in building 3.
Don't let the fun end when you leave the galleries!
The Air Force Museum Theatre is adding several movies to their fall line up that you won't want to miss seeing in the large screen digital theater.
Visit the Theatre website for additional movie and ticket information.
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m.: Hocus Pocus
Saturday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m.: Top Gun: Maverick
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m.: The Polar Express
*The Air Force Museum Theatre is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation. Federal Endorsement Not Implied.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is proud to host the USAF Band of Flight for concerts and pop-up performances in the museum. Continue to follow us here and on social media for future concert announcements.
Video-Air Force Band of Flight Concert Footage(2019)
Click here to find out about our unique event space
Interact with various subject matter experts stationed in the galleries near the aircraft or exhibit that relates to their expertise. Experts include veterans, active duty, former pilots, crew members, engineers, navigators, and more. Plane Talks programs often occur in conjunction with the anniversary of a significant Air Force or military event.
All Plane Talks occur from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
-Sat., Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day
Plane Talks is supported in part by the Air Force Museum Foundation and its partner, CareSource®.(Federal Endorsement Not Implied).
Video-USAF Maj.(Ret.) Lew Newhard- Former SAM 26000 Pilot
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.