$35 for a membership package ($62 total value)
- One-year aviator membership ($30 value)
- Two tickets to a flight simulator ($16 value)
- Two tickets to a theater presentation ($16 value)
Membership perks include:
- Subscription to the quarterly publication Friends Journal
- Discounts at the museum store, which helps fund the foundation
- Invitations to members-only events
The Air Force Museum Foundation is a private organization. It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.
Air Force Museum Foundation
A crowd of 12,000 gathered across Wright Field on September 3, 1971. The reason: President Nixon had arrived to dedicate the new National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. It was a crowning achievement for the Air Force Museum Foundation, which continues to support the museum in its mission to inform the public on the Air Force's history and heritage. The museum's collection charts military aviation history—from the Wright Brothers to World War II to present day.
Museum admission and parking are always free. Current exhibits include more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles, and cover a time span from the beginnings of military fight to today's war on terrorism.
- Size: more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space houses more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles, along with thousands of historical items
- Eye Catcher: the 3-D aviation films shown on the 80'x60' theater screen
- Permanent Mainstay: the museum’s space shuttle exhibit, which allows visitors to experience a full-size replica of a shuttle payload bay and look into the flight deck and mid-deck levels of the crew compartment trainer.
- Don't Miss: aviation-related gifts at the museum's store, which also boasts one of the largest aviation bookstores in the country
- Historical Turning Point: Bockscar, the B-29 bomber that dropped the Fat Man atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945
- Hands-On Flying: An interactive simulator lets visitors fly nine different planes, including an F-15 Eagle
- Pro Tip: Download one of the museum's podcasts to listen to while exploring the galleries