Here's an example of last year's activities. Stay tuned for our 2018 schedule.
Safety briefings are mandatory for all visitors. Briefings are held throughout the day.
- Outdoor Aviation Display
See nearly 50 vintage, military, recreational, and home-built aircraft flown in for one day only. Meet the pilots and talk about how and why they fly.
- Vintage Car Display
See vintage cars paired by era with the airplanes.
- A United Airlines Wide-Body Boeing 777
You can hop aboard this Boeing 777; line closes at 1:00 pm
- Reenactors: World War II through the Vietnam War
- United States Air Force Drill Team
In the rear of the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar, unless otherwise noted.
- USAF Drill Team Demonstration
11:00 am, outside
- 70th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, U.S. Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
- B-2 Flyover
1:30 pm, outside
- U.S. Air Force Women in Aviation Panel
- U.S. Air Force Panel
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, various locations throughout the Museum.
- Do hands-on learning with Discovery Stations and interactives throughout the Museum
- Take part in a Paper Airplane Design Challenge
- Test your Air Traffic Control skills on ATC computer simulations
- Learn about collecting U.S. Air Force History with the Archives Department
- Try your hand at a Wind Tunnel Design Challenge
- Learn about the Parts of a Plane
- Let your tots learn about Air Traffic Patterns and runways
- Listen to Story Time and do a hands-on activity
- Making STEM Magic: Red Rover Mission to Mars
Making STEM Magic is made possible by the generous support of Micron Technology Foundation, Inc.
Outside the Museum store.
- Mark James, author of Christopher’s Kite, Christopher’s Little Airplane, and Christopher’s Little Airplane Coloring Book
- Col. Wolfgang Samuel, author of American Raiders, Coming to Colorado, German Boy, Glory Days, I Always Wanted to Fly, In Defense of Freedom, The War of Our Childhood, and Watson’s Whizzers
- Sandra O'Connell, author of An American Family in World War II