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National Museum of the United States Air Force

Updated: Feb 23, 2022

March 2022 Events and New Exhibits:

MARCH 12, Open Aircraft Day

On Open Aircraft 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. (The list of aircraft is updated quarterly)

March 26, Plane Talks

A few times a year and allow visitors the opportunity to interact with various subject matter experts. The experts at these talks may include veterans, active duty, former pilots, crew members, engineers, navigators, and more. These experts will be stationed in the galleries near the aircraft or exhibit that relates to their expertise. These 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, March 26 - In honor of Vietnam Veterans Day

New Exhibit: "A Force For Good" Department of the Air Force Humanitarian Missions

The museum debuted its latest permanent exhibit Feb. 5, 2022, demonstrating the history and role the Air Force plays in humanitarian operations to assist people domestically and around the world including: aerial deliveries, goodwill missions, relief and rescue, firefighting, and critical care responses. A number of artifacts will be on display including diving equipment used during the Thai Cave Rescue, and firefighting tools used to combat wildfires in Alaska.

You can also see a fully-assembled Transport Isolation System.

This new exhibit is on display in the museum’s Global Reach Gallery near the C-130E.

Stay tuned for details on our Grand Opening Celebration events scheduled for April.

"Leonardo da Vinci Machines in Motion" Exhibit

A new special exhibit built in Florence, Italy, that showcases the largest hands-on display of full-size machine replicas of Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions will open to the public on Feb. 21 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

The exhibit titled “Leonardo da Vinci Machines in Motion,” on tour by Evergreen Exhibits, provides an engaging combination of education and entertainment in an experience that explores history, science, mechanics and physics, invention and innovation.

The exhibit, which is divided into four parts based on da Vinci’s study of the elements of nature and applied knowledge: earth, water, air and fire, features 40 actual-size working machines designed by a modern team of scientists and artisans who used the craftsmanship that Leonardo would have used in his time. These machines include a revolving crane, a full-size armored tank (large enough for several visitors to explore inside), a working robot, and four flying machines. Other displays include the hydraulic water saw, the pillar lifter, floats for walking on water, the parachute and the machine gun.

This free exhibit will be on display in the museum’s fourth building through May 8, 2022.

Evergreen Exhibitions, founded in 1992, is one of the world's premier providers of traveling museum exhibits. Evergreen conceptualizes, designs, produces, markets and tours its exhibits, primarily in science, natural history and children's museums. The exhibits use educational concepts to create high quality, immersive, multi-sensory, entertaining and educational experiences for family audiences. More than 60 million people worldwide have enjoyed an Evergreen Exhibitions experience. Additional information is available at (Federal endorsement not implied.)

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year thousands of visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit


National Museum of the U.S. Air Force | 1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433


The National Museum of the United States Air Force™ is site #5 on the Aviation Trail.

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