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Get ready to swing back in time with the Air Force Museum Foundation's After Dark Event!
Come for an adults-only night of fun, food, and of course, swing dancing! Tales of love and war featuring artifacts from the collection, normally not on display, will highlight love stories, fashion, and rationing during the WWII era, including a beautiful wedding dress made from parachute material. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied).
Click the image for more information and tickets.
Adventure awaits museum visitors of all ages with Survival: The Exhibition, opening Feb. 18 in the fourth building.
This new exhibit is an interactive, informative and safe place to learn and test essential survival skills, and features nine zones with immersive scenic and theatrical elements that simulate extreme scenarios. Each zone combines STEM concepts with hands-on challenges that teach the scientific principles behind key survival tactics.
Learn more and plan your visit HERE
Created by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., Survival: The Exhibition, is made possible in part by the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied)
The Fourth Annual Micro Drone Race returns to the museum Feb. 24-26.
Don't miss this exciting event as fast flying micro machines maneuver over, under, around and through the museum's gallery.
Learn more HERE
Stop by the museum's 2nd building on March 3 between 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.to donate blood for the Armed Services Blood Program.
All donors receive a complimentary t-shirt and snacks. Register for your appointment at militarydonor.com and search for zip code 45433. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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)
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.
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., Feb. 18 in honor of Presidents Day
-Sat., March 25 in honor of Vietnam Veterans Day
-Sat., May 20 in honor of Armed Forces Day
-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®.
Video-USAF Maj.(Ret.) Lew Newhard- Former SAM 26000 Pilot
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.
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.