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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

Pardon our progress

  • In preparation for the upcoming Search and Rescue exhibit installation, portions of the Southeast Asia Gallery may be temporarily closed as we reconfigure some of the aircraft and other artifacts to accommodate the new exhibit. Please join us June 3 as we open this newest exhibit!

Blue banner with "temporary gallery closure" in the middle. In our ongoing efforts to improve the visitor experience and ensure artifact preservation, the Early Years Gallery will be closed weekdays from May 30 - July 21 as we make lighting infrastructure upgrades. The Gallery will be open to museum visitors on weekends and Federal holidays.

Search & Rescue Exhibit Opening and Public Presentations: June 3

dark green background with green jungle leaves. New Exhibit. "So Others May Live" opens June 3 with a series of public presentationsThe museum's newest permanent exhibit will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 3 in the Southeast Asia Gallery. "That Others May Live" will tell the story of Search and Rescue operations during the wars in Southeast Asia. 

On this day, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., a series of free public presentations will be offered in the Carney Auditorium by our nation's veterans. See schedule and topics below and follow us here for additional updates. 


10:00 a.m. Welcome 
Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation

10:10  - 10:40 a.m.:  Southeast Asia War "Big Picture" and Raven Operations

10:40 - 10:50 a.m.:  The USAF Search and Rescue Task Force

11:00 - 11:50 a.m.:  Nail 31A/B SAR: 19-20 March 1972 “A Pave Nail crew was down along the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos and found themselves amidst a North Vietnamese invasion force bound for Saigon"

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.:  Cosmic 16B SAR: 26-27 April 1972 “Four First Lieutenant Sandy pilots head to North Vietnam to pickup a First Lieutenant RF-4C navigator who had been on the ground evading for seven days”

1:00 - 1:50 p.m.:  Oyster 01B SAR: 1-2 June 1972 “Downed over northern North Vietnam and avoiding capture for 21 days, Captain Roger Locher heard the roar of two Sandy Skyraiders and he knew that help was at hand"

2:00 - 2:50 p.m.:  Valent 03A/B and O4A/B SAR: 27 June 1972 “Two F-4E Phantoms from the same flight each downed by separate MiG 21s… Now we went to get them out”

3:00 - 3:20 p.m.:  Blueghost 10 SAR: 12 June 1972 “We were told in survival school that our signal mirror could save our lives… in this case, it absolutely did"

3:30 - 4:50 p.m.:  SOF/SOG support and Prairie Fire by 6th ACS and OLAA: “The secret war that most did not know about and their stories that now can be told"

T-34 Fly-In and Flyovers: June 9-11

T-34 Flyover June 9-11 on a blue sky background with a formation of T-34s flying left on the page. The museum 100th logo is in the bottom right cornerJoin us for a weekend of high-flying fun with a T-34 Fly-in and Flyovers. More than four dozen T-34s will arrive at the museum on June 9 and be on display throughout the weekend. Look up on June 10 as they take to the skies for formation flyovers showing off the capabilities of this popular and successful military trainer.

Continue to follow us here and on social media for schedules and information updates. 

In the meantime, learn more about the T-34A on our website

Fitness Under the Wings Returns with FREE Yoga

Fitness Under the Wings Returns with Free Yoga on a light brown background. The letters of the word yoga have pictures from the last yoga event embedded in them. Back by popular demand: FREE Yoga classes with Fitness Under the Wings!

Class dates are: June 26, July 31, Aug. 28. All classes are from 4 - 5 p.m. in the museum's 2nd building. 

Space is limited, and advanced registration is requested to secure your spot. Click HERE for more information and to register.  Walk-in yogis will be accepted on a space-available basis. 
Free exercise mat for the first 5 participants each week.

This event is made possible, in part, by the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied)

Planes, Trains & Automobiles Model Event - Aug. 12

Visit Aug. 12 to see a diverse array of unique model aircraft, locomotives and motor vehicles of all kinds featured against the backdrop of the museum's aircraft displays.

Mark your calendar now, and continue to follow us here and on social media for event details.

Discover Steampunk: A fantastical hands-on adventure: Sept. 24th

Steampunk coming in SeptemberHow 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.

Continue to follow us here and on social media for exhibit updates!

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

Centennial Exhibit Now Open!

Image of a museum volunteer using a drill to mount a panel on the new centennial exhibit.

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.

Troops and Treats - Oct. 21

Open to Ghosts and Goblins of all ages!

Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy trick-or-treating, games and fun. 

Mark your calendar now, and continue to follow us here and on social media for event details.

USAF Band of Flight Concerts

Picture of the Band of Flight performing a concert

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)


Living history and Hollywood film series

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

The Air Force Museum Theatre* offers a Living History Series and a Hollywood Film Series several times throughout the year. These events are operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation and unless otherwise noted, there is a cost associated with these events.

Click the links above or visit the Air Force Museum Foundation webpage for upcoming events.

Private Event Venue

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

Click here to find out about our unique event space

Plane Talks

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., Sept. 16 in honor of the 76th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force

-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

Open Aircraft

On these days, visitors will have the unique opportunity to look inside one of the museum’s aircraft from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Follow us here for upcoming Open Aircraft Announcements.