The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum maintains the world’s largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. It operates two landmark facilities that, together, welcome more than eight million visitors a year, making it the most visited museum in the country. It also is home to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.
With displays ranging from the elegant aeronautic designs of two unknown bike mechanics – Orville and Wilbur Wright – to an actual Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird that can fly at speeds of over 2,000 miles per hour – the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum located in McMinnville, Oregon, has a little something for everyone.
Welcome to the official website of the National Museum of the United States Air Force — the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world — located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio. This site is provided as a public service by the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Public Affairs Division.
Aviation history is truly a remarkable story, and it all unfolds at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Your journey through the history of flight begins as you stand beneath a model of the Montgolfier brothers’ hot air balloon of 1783 – the first manned vehicle in recorded history to break the bonds of gravity and lift humans above the Earth.
Rare specimens of aircraft suggest the excitement of air combat in the World War I Gallery. Marvel at the entertaining and dangerous antics of the barnstormers of the 1920s in the Golden Age of Flight Gallery.
“To preserve, honor and promote the history of the Norton Air Force Base”
Located within the former yet completely remodeled and renovated NCO Club Building, the Norton AFB Museum has continually been improved and grown into a most noteworthy attraction within the Inland Empire. Our Museum is handicapped accessible and welcomes guests of all ages. The 63rd / 445th Norton Veterans Group Memorial is also located just outside the Museum and it too is ever expanding and improving as those who still serve or have served our military are remembered. There is also a small gift shop located within the Museum.