Kansas Aviation Museum

Kansas Aviation Museum The Kansas Aviation Museum is the aviation showcase in the Air Capital of the World. Located in the
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Fly our simulators, see historic exhibits, enjoy hands-on displays, see a real B-52, and check out the dramatic view from the control tower.

Our Education Director, Tracie, was hard at work this week, teaming up with USD 260 on their 4th grade field trips. She ...
11/05/2023

Our Education Director, Tracie, was hard at work this week, teaming up with USD 260 on their 4th grade field trips. She came decked out and ready to go!

πŸ›©οΈ Join the Kansas Aviation Museum Membership Family! πŸ›©οΈβœˆοΈ Are you ready to take your love for aviation to new heights? ...
11/05/2023

πŸ›©οΈ Join the Kansas Aviation Museum Membership Family! πŸ›©οΈ

✈️ Are you ready to take your love for aviation to new heights? Become a member of the Kansas Aviation Museum and embark on a journey of discovery, history, and endless adventure!

🌟 Membership Benefits:
1 Unlimited Museum Access: Explore our incredible collection of vintage aircraft, interactive exhibits, and aviation history anytime you like.
2 Discounts: Receive discounts at our gift shop and on venue rentals.
3 Newsletter: Stay up to date with our monthly newsletter, featuring fascinating stories and updates from the world of aviation.
4 Support History: Your membership directly supports the preservation and celebration of Kansas aviation history.

πŸ“† Ready to join the Kansas Aviation Museum family? Sign up now and be a part of a passionate community of aviation enthusiasts!

πŸ”— Join here: https://kansasaviationmuseum.org/explore/membership

Your membership not only gives you unparalleled access to the history of flight but also supports our mission to inspire future generations of aviators.

Take off with us and explore the skies, the past, and the future of aviation. 🌀️✈️

Set your clocks back an hour and visit us tomorrow at 12:00pm!
11/04/2023

Set your clocks back an hour and visit us tomorrow at 12:00pm!

🌟 Ahoy, Little Aviators and their grown-up co-pilots! 🌟We're excited to announce "Little Aviators Fridays" at the Kansas...
11/02/2023

🌟 Ahoy, Little Aviators and their grown-up co-pilots! 🌟

We're excited to announce "Little Aviators Fridays" at the Kansas Aviation Museum, where kids and one accompanying adult can soar through the skies of imagination for FREE from 10 AM to 12 PM! πŸš€βœ¨

πŸ“… When: Every Friday
πŸ•™ Time: 10 AM - 12 PM

Set your course for adventure as we invite your little ones to explore the thrilling world of aviation. This is the perfect opportunity for families to embark on a journey of discovery, inspiration, and fun!

Here's what you'll discover:
πŸ›©οΈ Interactive exhibits designed just for kids
🎈 Hands-on activities and games that make learning a blast

It's a time for little ones to spread their wings and ignite their passion for aviation. Bring your young adventurers, and let their imagination take flight with us.

Parents, guardians, and adults, join in the fun, support their curiosity, and create lasting memories together. The skies are the limit!

Don't miss out on the chance to create unforgettable moments with your little aviators. We look forward to welcoming you to the Kansas Aviation Museum!

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Join our friends at the Wichita Aero Club for their announcement next Wednesday!
11/02/2023

Join our friends at the Wichita Aero Club for their announcement next Wednesday!

Join us next Wednesday, November 8 at the 1906 Lounge at the Hotel At Old Town for the next Wichita Aero Club Mixer and to hear the announcement of the next Wichita Aero Club Trophy Winner. The winner will be announced at 5:15 p.m. and will be honored at the Trophy Gala early next year.

Network and mingle with aviation peers at this free event. No registration is required.

When: Wednesday, November 8 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. (Winner will be announced at 5:15 p.m.)
Where: 1906 Lounge at The Hotel at Old Town
(830 E. 1st St. N., Wichita, KS)

πŸ›©οΈ Family Fun Takes Flight on Squadron Thursdays! 🚁We're excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for families at the...
11/02/2023

πŸ›©οΈ Family Fun Takes Flight on Squadron Thursdays! 🚁

We're excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for families at the Kansas Aviation Museum! Introducing "Squadron Thursdays" βœˆοΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

🌟 What's the Deal?
πŸ’₯ Only $25 for your entire family
πŸ•“ All day on Thursdays
πŸ“ Kansas Aviation Museum

Bring your squadron for an incredible aviation adventure, and here's what awaits:

πŸš€ Explore our captivating exhibits
πŸ›© Ignite your kids' passion for flight
πŸ€– Engage in interactive activities
🧑 Create cherished memories together
πŸ“Έ Capture unforgettable moments

It's the perfect chance to embark on a journey through aviation history without breaking the bank. Experience the magic of flight with your loved ones, and make Thursday your family's favorite day of the week! πŸŽ‰

Tag your family and friends, and spread the word. Let's make Thursdays at the Kansas Aviation Museum a day to remember! 🎈

It's National Aviation History Month! Thank you Commissioner Pete Meitzner for highlighting our heritage and KAM!
11/01/2023

It's National Aviation History Month! Thank you Commissioner Pete Meitzner for highlighting our heritage and KAM!

November is Aviation History Month, and Wichita is rich with history in the aviation field. In 1916 Clyde Cessna moved his airplane manufacturing business from his farm in Kingman County to north Wichita, and by 1928 Wichita started promoting itself as The Air Capital of the World.

1941-1945 Wichita saw a huge boom in aircraft manufacturing during World War II as local manufacturers built B-29 bombers, C-45, T-50 Bobcats, and others. Women were also the main reason manufacturers were able to continue to produce aircraft for the military.

In 1951 The US Air Force announced its intentions to establish a very large air force base at the Wichita Municipal Airport, using the base for Beoging B-47 training crews.

Today Wichita is still a leader and innovator in aviation, and we continue to manufacture and develop world-class aircraft and technology. There isn't a plane in the sky that doesn't have something that came from Wichita.

If you want a full scope of the deep-rooted history in aviation we have in our city and state, make sure you visit the Kansas Aviation Museum.

If you have been to any KAM events, candlelight concerts or weddings over the past 2 years, the professional and fun exp...
11/01/2023

If you have been to any KAM events, candlelight concerts or weddings over the past 2 years, the professional and fun experience is due to the work of our Venue Coordinator, Kevin Patrick. The events are always top-notch and detail oriented. Shout out to Kevin on 2 years with KAM today!

🌟 Calling all our cherished seniors! 🌟We're thrilled to announce "Golden Wednesdays" at the Kansas Aviation Museum, wher...
11/01/2023

🌟 Calling all our cherished seniors! 🌟

We're thrilled to announce "Golden Wednesdays" at the Kansas Aviation Museum, where you, our wise and wonderful seniors, get a fantastic 50% off admission! πŸ›©οΈβœ¨

πŸ“… When: Every Wednesday
πŸ•’ Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

It's your day to take flight through history and explore the fascinating world of aviation at a discounted rate. Join us for an enriching and enjoyable experience at our museum, where the past comes to life.

What to expect on your visit:
πŸ›« Fascinating exhibits on Kansas aviation history
πŸš€ Vintage aircraft that will take you back in time
πŸ‘΅πŸ§“ A warm and welcoming atmosphere for seniors

Whether you're an aviation enthusiast or just curious about the history of flight, our museum has something for everyone. "Golden Wednesdays" offer a perfect opportunity for a midweek adventure or a peaceful retreat into the past.

We can't wait to share these incredible moments with you. Gather your friends, bring your grandkids, and let's make Wednesdays golden at the Kansas Aviation Museum.

Come and be a part of our aviation legacy! ✈️

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We have two weddings to start this week. We will reopen on Wednesday, November 1st! See you for Golden Wednesday - Senio...
10/29/2023

We have two weddings to start this week. We will reopen on Wednesday, November 1st! See you for Golden Wednesday - Seniors are 50%

Next time you stop by and see us, make sure to check out all of the great merchandise we have for sale in our gift shop!...
10/28/2023

Next time you stop by and see us, make sure to check out all of the great merchandise we have for sale in our gift shop! We have gifts for every aviation lover!

Enjoyed a great day kicking off our fall education Field Trips with a visit from Euerka 4th Grade. Hands on learning wit...
10/27/2023

Enjoyed a great day kicking off our fall education Field Trips with a visit from Euerka 4th Grade. Hands on learning with landing gears, engine crank and more.

πŸ›©οΈ Attention, Little Aviators! πŸš€Looking for a fantastic family outing? Join us at the Kansas Aviation Museum every Frida...
10/27/2023

πŸ›©οΈ Attention, Little Aviators! πŸš€
Looking for a fantastic family outing? Join us at the Kansas Aviation Museum every Friday for "Little Aviators Fridays"! βœˆοΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦
🌟 What's the Deal?
πŸ‘¦πŸ‘§ Kids get FREE admission
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ One adult per child also gets in for FREE
πŸ•™ 10 AM - 12 PM
πŸ“ Kansas Aviation Museum
πŸŽ‰ What to Expect:
-Explore exciting aviation exhibits
-Hands-on activities for all ages
-Discover the history of flight together
-Create unforgettable family memories
-Spark the aviation enthusiast in your little one
It's the perfect opportunity to introduce your kids to the thrilling world of aviation while having a blast as a family! ✨
So, gather your little pilots and co-pilots, and let's take off for a morning of adventure and learning! 🚁✈️
See you at the Kansas Aviation Museum this Friday! Spread the word and tag your friends to join the fun! 🎈

Don't forget that this Saturday, kids in costume get in free! We can't wait to see everyone!
10/26/2023

Don't forget that this Saturday, kids in costume get in free! We can't wait to see everyone!

πŸŽƒβœˆοΈ Calling all little aviators in disguise! Join us for a Halloween treat at the Kansas Aviation Museum! πŸŽƒβœˆοΈ

This Saturday, October 28 , kids in their spook-tacular costumes get FREE admission to the museum! That's right, it's a day of high-flying adventure, and we can't wait to see your creative outfits.

But wait, there's more! We've got a sweet surprise for all our young aviation enthusiastsβ€”FREE CANDY! 🍬🍭

It's going to be a boo-tiful time, and we're excited to celebrate with you. See you Saturday at the Kansas Aviation Museum!

See everyone again tonight for some spooky classics πŸ‘» 😊**Please purchase tickets directly from Fever Up only**
10/26/2023

See everyone again tonight for some spooky classics πŸ‘» 😊

**Please purchase tickets directly from Fever Up only**

It’s our 3rd evening of hosting the candlelight concerts. In preparation, KAM is closed today. Visit us tomorrow, with L...
10/26/2023

It’s our 3rd evening of hosting the candlelight concerts. In preparation, KAM is closed today. Visit us tomorrow, with Little Aviators starting at 10:00am.

Where else can you see a 727, 737 and B-52 within 100 yards of each other? Oh yeah, the Kansas Aviation Museum. These in...
10/25/2023

Where else can you see a 727, 737 and B-52 within 100 yards of each other? Oh yeah, the Kansas Aviation Museum. These incredible aircraft are on display with 20 others at KAM. These aircraft show the important role we’ve played in national and international aviation.

🌟✈️ Calling all our senior aviation enthusiasts! Join us for Golden Wednesday at the Kansas Aviation Museum! 🌟✈️Every We...
10/25/2023

🌟✈️ Calling all our senior aviation enthusiasts! Join us for Golden Wednesday at the Kansas Aviation Museum! 🌟✈️

Every Wednesday, seniors can enjoy a whopping 50% off admission. It's the perfect opportunity to explore the fascinating world of aviation, reminisce about the good old days, and make new memories. πŸ›©οΈβœ¨

Join us for a day of discovery, where you can immerse yourself in the rich history of flight and get up close and personal with our incredible exhibits.

Don't miss out on this golden opportunity! Gather your friends and make Wednesday your special aviation day. We can't wait to welcome you and hear your aviation stories. See you there!

πŸŽƒβœˆοΈ Calling all little aviators in disguise! Join us for a Halloween treat at the Kansas Aviation Museum! πŸŽƒβœˆοΈThis Saturd...
10/24/2023

πŸŽƒβœˆοΈ Calling all little aviators in disguise! Join us for a Halloween treat at the Kansas Aviation Museum! πŸŽƒβœˆοΈ

This Saturday, October 28 , kids in their spook-tacular costumes get FREE admission to the museum! That's right, it's a day of high-flying adventure, and we can't wait to see your creative outfits.

But wait, there's more! We've got a sweet surprise for all our young aviation enthusiastsβ€”FREE CANDY! 🍬🍭

It's going to be a boo-tiful time, and we're excited to celebrate with you. See you Saturday at the Kansas Aviation Museum!

πŸ›©βœˆοΈ Ready for an aviation adventure? Tomorrow is Wingman Tuesday at the Kansas Aviation Museum! πŸ›©βœˆοΈJoin us every Tuesday...
10/24/2023

πŸ›©βœˆοΈ Ready for an aviation adventure? Tomorrow is Wingman Tuesday at the Kansas Aviation Museum! πŸ›©βœˆοΈ

Join us every Tuesday and bring a fellow aviation enthusiast, because it's 2-for-1 day! That's right, get TWO adult admissions for the price of ONE. 🎟️🎟️

Explore the rich history of aviation, check out our incredible exhibits, and make some unforgettable memories. It's the perfect opportunity to share your passion for flight with a friend or family member.

Don't miss out on this fantastic deal, and we can't wait to see you at the museum. So grab your wingman and let's take flight together! πŸš€βœ¨

Check out this fantastic travel article about the Kansas Aviation Museum! πŸ›©οΈβœ¨ It's a captivating journey through the ric...
10/23/2023

Check out this fantastic travel article about the Kansas Aviation Museum! πŸ›©οΈβœ¨ It's a captivating journey through the rich history and incredible exhibits that make this museum a must-visit for aviation enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Kudos to the author for shedding light on this hidden gem right here in Kansas, and a big thank you to Visit Wichita for sending them our way! Check it out and get ready to be inspired!

Wichita's no-longer-busy airport has become a fascinating museum that traces the city's history in aviation

Don't Miss the Kansas Honor Awards Banquet on November 9th. It will be a great event that you don't want to miss. Join u...
10/19/2023

Don't Miss the Kansas Honor Awards Banquet on November 9th. It will be a great event that you don't want to miss. Join us as we recognize these 3 great individuals and their accomplishments and contributions to aviation.

Tonight we held the first concert in our candlelight orchestra series. Next week’s 2 shows are 70% sold out and the Tayl...
10/19/2023

Tonight we held the first concert in our candlelight orchestra series. Next week’s 2 shows are 70% sold out and the Taylor Swift tribute concerts in November are projected to sell out as well.

Get your tickets at https://feverup.com/en/wichita/candlelight

πŸ›©οΈ Attention, Little Aviators! πŸš€Looking for a fantastic family outing? Join us at the Kansas Aviation Museum every Frida...
10/19/2023

πŸ›©οΈ Attention, Little Aviators! πŸš€

Looking for a fantastic family outing? Join us at the Kansas Aviation Museum every Friday for "Little Aviators Fridays"! βœˆοΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

🌟 What's the Deal?
πŸ‘¦πŸ‘§ Kids get FREE admission
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ One adult per child also gets in for FREE
πŸ•™ 10 AM - 12 PM
πŸ“ Kansas Aviation Museum

πŸŽ‰ What to Expect:

-Explore exciting aviation exhibits
-Hands-on activities for all ages
-Discover the history of flight together
-Create unforgettable family memories
-Spark the aviation enthusiast in your little one
It's the perfect opportunity to introduce your kids to the thrilling world of aviation while having a blast as a family! ✨

So, gather your little pilots and co-pilots, and let's take off for a morning of adventure and learning! 🚁✈️

See you at the Kansas Aviation Museum this Friday! Spread the word and tag your friends to join the fun! 🎈

Unlock a world of flight history and soar through the skies of Kansas with a Kansas Aviation Museum membership! Experien...
10/18/2023

Unlock a world of flight history and soar through the skies of Kansas with a Kansas Aviation Museum membership! Experience the thrill of aviation's past, present, and future. Join us in celebrating the innovation, courage, and adventure that have shaped the aviation industry. Your membership provides access to incredible exhibits, engaging events, and a vibrant community of aviation enthusiasts. Don't miss out on this incredible journey – become a member today and be a part of our aviation legacy!

Hanging out in Historic Delano at the old Travel Air facility. Repping our new Air Capital Swag while out there. Check o...
10/17/2023

Hanging out in Historic Delano at the old Travel Air facility. Repping our new Air Capital Swag while out there. Check out our new Heritage Runs Deep shirts at KAM.

It’s a beautiful day overlooking our beautiful city. This view is something that doesn’t get old. Make sure to check out...
10/16/2023

It’s a beautiful day overlooking our beautiful city. This view is something that doesn’t get old. Make sure to check out the incredible history here at KAM.

Have you gotten this book yet? It’s coming to KAM just in time for Halloween.
10/15/2023

Have you gotten this book yet? It’s coming to KAM just in time for Halloween.

Some will be familiar to locals, while some are likely lesser known.

KAM is closed for a private event on Saturday, October 14th. Make sure to visit us on Sunday starting at noon.
10/14/2023

KAM is closed for a private event on Saturday, October 14th. Make sure to visit us on Sunday starting at noon.

πŸ›©οΈ Join Our Team at the Kansas Aviation Museum! πŸ›©οΈAre you passionate about aviation, history, and community? We're looki...
10/13/2023

πŸ›©οΈ Join Our Team at the Kansas Aviation Museum! πŸ›©οΈ

Are you passionate about aviation, history, and community? We're looking for dedicated volunteers to help us soar to new heights at the Kansas Aviation Museum!

🌟 What We Offer:

A chance to be part of preserving aviation history
Exciting behind-the-scenes access
A close-knit community of fellow aviation enthusiasts
A unique opportunity to share your love for aviation with visitors
Valuable experience for your resume
🀝 What We Need:

Enthusiastic individuals
A love for aviation, history, and learning
A few hours a week or month (flexible schedules)
Friendly and approachable demeanor
Willingness to support our educational programs and exhibits
Whether you're a history buff, a pilot, a student, or just someone who wants to make a difference in your community, we'd love to have you on board! Help us keep the legacy of aviation alive and inspire the next generation.

Interested? Contact us today to learn more and get involved:
πŸ“§ Email: [email protected]
πŸ“ž Phone: 316-683-9242
🌐 Website: www.kansasaviationmuseum.org

Join us in making history and taking flight at the Kansas Aviation Museum. Together, we can reach new heights and inspire generations to come! ✈️🌟

10/11/2023

How many candles do you think were delivered for our candlelight orchestra concert series?

We have 6 evenings of concerts this year (2 concerts per day):

October 18, 19 and 26
November 15 and 16
1 more TBA

Get your tickets here πŸ‘‡

https://feverup.com/en/wichita/candlelight

Join us tomorrow morning for a great Senior Thursday presentation with Frank Waugh, CBM KAKE!! 10:00am
10/11/2023

Join us tomorrow morning for a great Senior Thursday presentation with Frank Waugh, CBM KAKE!! 10:00am

Join us October 12th for Senior Thursday with KAKE News meteorologist Frank Waugh, CBM KAKE. He’ll present on the Dawn of Doppler. Dont miss it. 10:00AM - October 12th.

Nothing quite like an early morning sunrise over KAM. The historic Wichita municipal airport terminal has welcomed over ...
10/10/2023

Nothing quite like an early morning sunrise over KAM. The historic Wichita municipal airport terminal has welcomed over 2500 students and 50 field trips just this year alone.

Ready for a soaring adventure? The Kansas Aviation Museum offers DAILY ADMISSION SPECIALS that will make your aviation d...
10/10/2023

Ready for a soaring adventure? The Kansas Aviation Museum offers DAILY ADMISSION SPECIALS that will make your aviation dreams take flight! ✈️

Don't miss out on these incredible deals, perfect for aviation enthusiasts, families, and history buffs! 🀩

Spread the word, bring your friends, and let's make every day a great day at the Kansas Aviation Museum. πŸŒ„βœ¨

Thank you to Wichita State University and WU’s Big Day. We had 18 students come and help clean out our front entrance ar...
10/07/2023

Thank you to Wichita State University and WU’s Big Day. We had 18 students come and help clean out our front entrance area. Then we took them on a tour of some of our planes, including the KC-135. Thank you United Way of the Plains for organizing today.

Come visit us on Sunday - October 8th at 12:00pm.
10/07/2023

Come visit us on Sunday - October 8th at 12:00pm.

✈️✨Are you passionate about aviation history?✨✈️We are looking for knowledgeable people to join our volunteer team to he...
10/07/2023

✈️✨Are you passionate about aviation history?✨✈️
We are looking for knowledgeable people to join our volunteer team to help us in preserving the legacy of our historic aircraft!

πŸ”§What we need:
-Enthusiastic volunteers with a love for aviation history
-Skilled or willing to learn about aircraft restoration
-Team players committed to our mission

Interested? Contact Jacky Goerzen at [email protected]

Address

3350 S. George Washington Boulevard
Wichita, KS
67210

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Telephone

(316) 683-9242

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After listening to the presentation by Wichita's own Mr. Larry Hatteberg, the crowd was around him to greet him and shake his hand, this morning. It was an enjoyable and exciting opportunity this morning.
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One of your Kansas-built B-29s was remembered Thursday last (11 Apr) on the 69th anniversary of the crash of 45-21854.
KAM is a great place on FB. When looking at the pictures a few of the planes are unidentified, Olive Ann Beach was not identified and the list goes on. If you are going to post please give a little more thought to those who do not know. πŸ™‚
Since the base isn't an option for most people, head on out to KAM and watch the landings from there!