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Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking
Aerial events, reenactor encampment, antique cars, workshops and a speaker series frame an exciting weekend of fly-ins from replica WWI aircraft. Sights, sounds and activities for the whole family will take place throughout the museum complex as we look back to WWI and America’s early air superiority.
Visit the Dawn Patrol Page for details.
Video-Replica WWI Flying Aircraft at the Dawn Patrol Rendezvous 2018
This much-anticipated special exhibit is now open in the museum’s 4th building. This exhibit invites everyone to join the epic journey into the sky and beyond, celebrating the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. Museum visitors will be able to design-and test-fly-their own supersonic jet; pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane to measure nature's fury; spread their wings and experience flight as a bird or a futuristic wing-flapping aircraft; or take an elevator ride to the edge of space.
"Above and Beyond" is open daily from 9-5 and is FREE for visitors.
View exhibit Educational Resources for parents, teachers and youth leaders HERE.
“Above and Beyond” is produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in association with Boeing and is locally sponsored by CenterPoint Energy.
*Federal Endorsement Not Implied"
The museum will showcase signs from the American Sign Museum's collection "The Signmaker's Journey" from April 4 - October 12. Signs in this exhibit are not regularly on display at the American Sign Museum, and feature a closer look at the three historically significant eras of illuminated signage--Lightbulb, Neon, and Plastics--with signs representing. The exhibit tells a story of the fictional character Joe Signmaker’s journey through the 20th century, relating his personal experiences in the ever-changing sign industry.
The character of Joe Signman was inspired by the life of William H. Hahn. Hahn began his career as a signpainter for the Thomas Cusack Company of Chicago. He later opened his own company in Chicago and was soon joined by his son, William B. Hahn. The Museum has expanded upon the limited information known about Hahn in order to give a more complete view of a signman in the first half of the 20th century. Follow Joe’s journey as he navigates changing technology to illuminate the night sky.
The Sign Makers Journey was developed by the American Sign Museum in cooperation with the National Museum of the US Air Force. Artifacts are on loan from the American Sign Museum, Cincinnati, OH.. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied)
Whether you are a ghost, a goblin, a princess or a pirate our Troops & Treats Trick or Treat event is for you!
This event is FREE and open to kids of all ages.
Candy stations open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Games, music, scavenger hunts and SO much more open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The museum is pleased to announce the opening of “Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2018.". Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, this exhibit features 36 works by 15 combat artists, portraying Marine Corps service from the mid-1970’s through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This exhibit will be on display in the Cold War Art Gallery through Dec. 11.
For more information about the history of this exhibit, visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps website.
(Federal Endorsement Not Implied)
Join us Nov. 5 for a special 21+ After Dark event, "Bombers and Brews."
Food, drinks and FUN!
Advanced-purchased tickets are required.
Visit the Air Force Museum Foundation Events page for details and ticket information.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is proud to host the USAF Band of Flight for museum concerts. Continue to follow our website and social media for upcoming opportunities.
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
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.
Saturday, Oct. 15
C-20B (Gulfstream Aerospace)
Saturday, Dec. 10
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.
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, Sept. 17
in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Air Force
Friday, Nov. 11
Wednesday, Dec. 7
Pearl Harbor Day
Video-USAF Maj.(Ret.) Lew Newhard- Former SAM 26000 Pilot
Check our calendar for a
complete list of events
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.
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.