National Aviation Hall of Fame

The Free National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF), is open and co-located at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Honor world-famous pilots and space travelers while delving into more than a century of flight history at the National Aviation Hall of Fame. 
The purpose of the National Aviation Hall of Fame is to preserve and memorialize the outstanding accomplishments of enshrinees. The goal is to create a distinctive national aviation education resource that will inspire others to appreciate and honor this nation’s extraordinary aviation legacy and the men and women who created it.
They dreamed the dreams. They harnessed the technologies. They created a world where the sky was no longer the limit. The National Aviation Hall of Fame honors them for their service to country, their ingenuity, their courage, and their vision. The stories of the NAHF enshrinees are stories of America…of challenge and failure, of determination and triumph. Visit and learn about the enshrinees -- the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, and nearly 200 others -- and walk away inspired!
astronaut kid at NAHF
An essential part of The National Aviation Hall of Fame's mission is to inspire and build the confidence of future aerospace innovators.  As part of their goal to ensure that all children have equal access to quality aviation and aerospace STEAM-based education, they have developed Discovering Flight: Learning with the National Aviation Hall of Fame. 
Discovering Flight is a multi-faceted curriculum strategy that enables the NAHF and their partners to support young learners and educators to engage audiences both in the Heritage Hall & Education Center and remotely. The NAHF Learning and Research Center has been designed to reflect their passion and innovation. The exhibits and interactives will inspire young people to embrace the potential of technology and to understand how the enshrinees harnessed and applied it in order to breathe life into man’s dream of flight.
The National Aviation Hall of Fame is currently renovating their Heritage Hall and Education Center (HHEC) to include a 1300 sq. ft., immersive, flexible, multi-purpose theatre in which Discovering Flight with the National Aviation Hall of Fame program will be highlighted. The project is expected to be completed in last Spring of 2022.     
Within the reimagined theater, the NAHF plans to host an assortment of programs and special events that honor and share our nation’s aviation history. Theater-style seating will allow the space to be opened for projection mappings on the floor and walls. During the day, visitors will have access to short educational presentations that are designed with the NAHF’s content partners PBS Learning Media and interact with state-of-the-art digital programming. For evening special events, the NAHF plans to host family-oriented aviation movie nights, Enshrinee meet-and-greets, and scholarly lectures from aviation historians, authors, and experts.

NAHF kid flying airplane

To find out more about the enshrinees visit the Learning Center, or peruse our list of enshrinees.
For additional information on NAHF policies, restrictions and hours of operations, please visit   Hours of operation are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday thru Saturday and 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sundays. We are closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, Easter and all federal holidays. Admission and parking are free.
1100 Spaatz Street
Gate 28B (Enter on Springfield Street)
Wright-Patterson AFB
Dayton, Ohio 45431