NMUSAF grand opening photo

USAF museum grand opening nears

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The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force continues to fill its fourth building with iconic aircraft in preparation for its grand opening. The new building’s opening date is set for Wednesday, June 8.

The 224,000 square foot building will feature 10 presidential aircraft and a world-class collection of flight test aircraft, exciting space artifacts and huge cargo planes. Visitors will be able to climb aboard the Space Shuttle Exhibit, walk through four presidential and three cargo aircraft, and try out the Air Force Museum Foundation’s new suite of simulator rides. One, the Pulseworks’ Virtual Reality Transporter, features an exclusive Space Voyage experience. It’s the first of its kind in North America, according to the museum’s May 2016 newsletter.

Special grand opening activities are being planned from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the weekend of June 11-12. The museum and other participating organizations will offer a number of free hands-on activities for all ages, including the Air Force Recruiting Vapor Special Ops Supercar, special costumed characters, hands-on activities, displays and educational demonstrations, a kids area with Air Force and space-themed hand stamps, and the chance to talk with subject matter experts in the fourth building. Be sure to plan a visit this summer!

Watch this video to learn more about the new building and the grand opening plans.

USAF museum grand opening nears
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