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Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum

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Visit the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate and the home to the largest collection of Cold War aircraft and artifacts in the United States! Visitors can get up and close to iconic aircraft including the magnificent SR-71 Blackbird, nine bombers including a B-36J “Peacemaker”, B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’ and a B-1A “Lancer”, missiles, spacecraft such as the Apollo Command Space Module, as well as a collection of Astronaut Clayton Anderson artifacts, Nebraska’s own astronaut. Join us for one of our special events such as the Family Fun Carnival, Science Fair, Helicopter Day or Indoor Air Show! The Museum also offers a wide range of exciting summer and winter camps, including the Astronaut Academy, Mad Scientist and Robot Academy camps. Enjoy free public tour everyday at 11 AM, take a ride in the flight simulator or buy gifts in our museum visitor shop. There is something for everyone at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum!

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  • Hours: The Museum is open 7 days a week. 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. (Central Standard Time) Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Special Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Hours: 9 A.M. – 3 P.M.
  • Price: Free for Strategic Air & Space Museum members Adults: $12.00 Senior Citizens: $11.00 (65 years and older) Active/Retired Military: $11.00 Children: $6.00 (4 to 12 years old) Children: $FREE (Up to 3 years old, incl.) Parking is at the Museum is FREE!
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  • Description Rental of facility space includes admission for your guests to tour the museum during their visit. Outdoor areas available. Open-catering policy. Free convenient parking.
  • Reception Capacity 2000
  • Space Notes 200 seat theater, 2 mini-theaters,
  • Theatre Capacity 180
  • Banquet Capacity 2000
Events
  • The Robot Zoo

    Feb 15, 2019 Recurring daily

    An interactive exhibit that reveals nature as a master engineer through the creation of larger than life robotic animals, a chameleon and a platypus. The Robot Zoo exhibit provides hands-on learning

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  • Aircraft Exploration

    Mar 16, 2019

    Enjoy a curator talk and airplane crawl through featuring the B-17. The B-17 and A-26 will be opened for public viewing immediately following the presentation and will end at 2pm.

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  • SciPop Interactive

    Apr 6, 2019

    Come to the Museum for a day of mystery and illusion with demonstrations, hands-on activities and interactive fun on the science behind Harry Potter and Comic Book Heroes. Live action role play

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  • Spring Fling & Egg Hunt

    Apr 20, 2019

    Happy Spring! This fun-filled event includes an egg hunt after eggs are dropped from a helicopter, a hands-on make and take activity, a visit with the Easter Bunny, face painting, and a session on

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  • Space Day

    May 4, 2019

    2019 marks the 50th year of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In celebration of National Space Day, the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum will hold a space day that includes hands-on space

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  • 16th Annual Wear Yellow Ride, Run & Walk

    May 11, 2019

    From a short cruise down the highway to a scenic loop over hills and countryside, you can experience the very best of springtime in rural Nebraska with this sixteenth annual race. For those craving

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  • Helicopter Day

    May 18, 2019

    Bring the familiy for an indoor and outdoor event held in celebration of aviation careers and the history of helicopters.
    Watch in wonder as the Nebraska National Guard, law enforcement, and

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  • Aircraft Exploration

    Jun 8, 2019

    Head to the Museum for a curator talk and airplane crawl through featuring C-47. Event kicks off with a presentation on D-Day. The C-47 will be opened for public viewing immediately following the

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  • Father's Day Car Show

    Jun 15, 2019 Recurring daily

    View our nation’s history of a variety autos nestled among historic aircraft. The show on Saturday includes all classes of autos starting with the early 1900’s and moving through the decades. View a

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  • Aircraft Exploration

    Jul 13, 2019

    Enjoy a curator talk and airplane crawl through featuring the Vulcan. Event kicks off with a presentation on the Falkland Islands War. The Vulcan will be opened for public viewing immediately

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  • Makers Market

    Jul 20, 2019

    Check out a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness as makers, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, and vintage vendors, crafters, and artisans all come to show off or sell

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  • Family Fun Carnival

    Aug 3, 2019

    Get ready for some family-friendly fun! The carnival has expanded to include Animal Encounter performances, a stilt walker, a strolling magician, face painters, balloon artists, clowns, large shuttle

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  • Behind the Scenes

    Aug 10, 2019

    Join the Museum's curators as they take guests on a journey through our archives. The presentation will be about Nebraska and the Cold War with planning for Civil Defense. From the end of WWII until

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  • Flight Night

    Aug 24, 2019

    This is a ticketed event with interior airplane viewing, music, and a mixologist shaking up drinks from the 1940s. Experience the Museum after hours and enjoy an evening of mingling and learning about

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  • Patriot Day Program & Lunch

    Sep 11, 2019 Recurring every September 11th

    Saluting America and honors the fallen victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the heroes who have fought our nation’s battles throughout the years. The program topic will cover changes in national

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  • Patriot Day Program & Lunch

    Sep 11, 2019

    The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum salutes America and honors the fallen victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the heroes who have fought our nation’s battles throughout the years. The

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  • Aircraft Exploration

    Sep 14, 2019

    Enjoy a curator talk and airplane crawl through featuring the KC-97. Event kicks off with a presentation on crashes and survivors. The KC-97 will be opened for public viewing immediately following the

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  • Superhero Spooktacular

    Oct 26, 2019

    Happy Halloween! Come in costume and trick-or-treat around various staged trick-or-treat stations. Meet and take photos with your favorite superheroes in front of their backdrops. Hands on activities

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  • Veterans Day at Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum

    Nov 11, 2019 Recurring every November 11th

    Veterans may enjoy free admission to the Museum as appreciation for their service, and are encouraged to attend this event in uniform. This program features the posting of the colors, a keynote

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  • Santa goes to Space

    Dec 7, 2019

    Santa Claus and Star Wars join forces for a fun-filled family day. Young guests will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and experience Space Day. Enjoy space-related booths, free pictures with

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  • Aircraft Exploration

    Dec 14, 2019

    Enjoy a curator talk and airplane crawl through featuring the FB-111. Event kicks off with a presentation on Linebacker II. The FB-111 will be opened for public viewing immediately following the

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