National Museum Of The United States Air Force

The National Museum of the United States Air Force galleries presents military aviation history, boasting more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display -- many rare and one-of-a-kind -- along with thousands of historical items and powerful sensory exhibits that bring history to life and connect the Wright brothers’ legacy with today’s stealth and precision technology. Aircraft hangars and a missile silo make up the museum complex and with the recent opening of a new fourth hangar, the world’s largest military aviation museum is even bigger! 

In the new fourth hangar, you can see more than 70 aircraft in four galleries -- Presidential, Research & Development, Space and Global Reach. You can board a space shuttle, walk through four presidential aircraft, step inside cargo planes, enjoy new educational opportunities in three STEM Learning Nodes and much more — all with FREE admission and parking! 

Plus you can shop for the perfect gift in the Air Force Museum Store and grab a bite in the Valkyrie or Refueling Cafes. All with FREE Wi-Fi!

The National Aviation Hall of Fame is located inside the National Museum of the United States Air Force and was established to honor those who have made significant contributions to the history of aviation.

Air Force Museum Attractions

The artifacts and aircraft exhibits are the heart and soul of the National Museum of the US Air Force, but the museum offers other exciting attractions.

The 400-seat Giant Screen Theatre

A state-of-the-art 3D Cinema experience allows them to show a wide range of 3D films on a massive 80-foot wide screen, one of the largest in all of southwest Ohio! With daily movies showing between six and eight times a day, you will have no problem seeing a movie during your visit.

Three types of Simulators

Experience the Virtual Reality Simulator using state of the art 3D VR headsets to immerse you in a Space Walk. Perform 360° barrel rolls in the Interactive Flight Simulator featuring Air Combat giving the “pilot” control while the “gunner” takes down the enemy. Or take a journey inside a black hole, take a flight through aviation history, and much more on the MovieRide Simulator.

Air Force Museum Store

The Air Force Museum Store is known around the world for its one-of-a-kind collection of aviation-themed merchandise. Many items can only be found here! From books, beautiful hand-carved display models and toys for children of all ages to apparel, drinkware, jewelry, or something else entirely. You’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift or souvenir.

Top sellers include the Pictorial Tour Book so you can take a tour of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force anytime, the Rosie the Riveter Mug featuring the popular “We Can Do It!” design and Astronaut Ice Cream, freeze-dried Vanilla or Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches like astronauts enjoy in outer space!