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Museum Exhibits

Based on a concept developed by Gallagher and Associates, the museum offers a balanced mix of artifacts, archival material, interpretive narratives, maps and audio-visual systems; all intertwined with the museum’s collection of flying World War II-era aircraft.

In the first section of the museum, visitors learn about the events leading up to America’s involvement in World War II and how those events affected an aviation industry in its infancy.  Visitors then explore galleries that tell the story of America’s early involvement in the European and Pacific theaters of war, and the lessons learned by those fighting on the front lines.  Finally, visitors discover how those costly but vital lessons guided the effort on the Homefront to design, develop and produce the aircraft that ultimately won the war.

Click on the exhibit thumbnails below for information on each section of the museum. 

COMING EVENTS

The National Museum of WWII Aviation will be closed all day on Wednesday, November 10th and the morning of Thursday, November 11th for a private event. The museum will be open to the public beginning at 1:00pm on Thursday.

The National Museum of World War II Aviation
will close at 1pm on Friday, December 3
for a private event.

The National Museum of World War II Aviation
will close at 3pm on Sunday, December 12
for a private event.

The National Museum will be closed all day on
Thursday, November 25 for Thanksgiving,
Saturday, December 25 for Christmas, and
Saturday, January 1 for New Years