According to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Director David Tillotson, adding evening hours each month will provide another opportunity for visitors whose schedule does not allow them to come during regular business hours – especially young adults.
“If you’re a working couple, sometimes the daytime or even on the weekends is a little tough to visit when you’ve got kids’ events and so forth,” said Tillotson. “Adding an option to visit in the evening addresses a challenge that certain age groups have and provides more opportunities for people to come by and see all that we have to offer.
Other aircraft that will be opened on the first Thursday of each month will be announced on a quarterly basis. For a complete schedule of 2020 Thursday evening opening dates, visit https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Events/.
In addition, on Jan. 2, the Air Force Museum Theatre will show “Fighter Pilot” (3D) at 5 p.m.; “Aircraft Carrier - Guardians of the Sea” (3D) at 5:30 p.m.; “D-Day Normandy 1944” (3D) at 6 p.m.; and “Apollo 11: First Steps” at 7 p.m.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.