Four Tips for Visiting the National Museum of the US Air Force - Page 2
3. Plan on several visits over a few days. There is so much to see here that you will never be able to soak it all in over the course of one day. If you’re in the area, plan on visiting for several days. That way, you can break down your visit into time periods (WWII, early flight, space exploration, etc.), or follow your fancy and explore.
4. Prepare. Read as much as you can beforehand, especially to your kids. Talk about the history of the Air Force, as you know it. Take the virtual tour and listen to podcasts on the US AF history and museum tours at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/virtualtour/index.asp
5.Bone up on history. But most of all, prepare to be surprised by the depth of emotion you will feel in this amazing museum - both the sadness of war and loss of lives, and genuine pride in our country and Air Force.
The National Museum of the United States Air Force is free, and staffed by volunteers (mostly retired USAF). You can learn more at