EAA AirVenture Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Top 10 Aviation Museums to Visit in the U.S.

EAA is proud to announce the Aviation Challenge!

Here’s how it works. Each month EAA will challenge you and your friends to discover aviation by going on a specific adventure. During it, capture what inspires you, piques your interests, and encourages you to explore aviation further. Then share a photo and story about your experience with the hashtag #AVChallenge.

Your story could even turn into something bigger that’ll inspire others to join in. So watch our website and social channels for a new challenge at the start of each month and share away!


Starting April 1, we challenge you to visit an aviation museum, near or far, sometime during the month.

To help you get started, we’ve listed 10 of our favorite aviation museums in the U.S. There are many more across the globe, so don’t worry if you’re in another part of the world. Simply search for one close to you.

Then, share a photo of your museum visit on your favorite social media channel. Include the hashtag #AVChallenge. Be sure to share it in the month of April and watch for it in our album!

EAA AirVenture Museum — Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum— Washington, D.C., and Chantilly, Virginia

Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia

The National Museum of the United States Air Force— Dayton, Ohio

National Naval Aviation Museum— Pensacola, Florida

National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida

Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum— Lakeland, Florida*

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum— Denver, Colorado*

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver, Colorado

Southern Museum of Flight— Birmingham, Alabama*

Air Zoo — Portage, Michigan*

Air Zoo, Portage, Michigan — Photo: Fine Photographics

The Museum of Flight— Seattle, Washington*

Evergreen Aviation Museum— McMinnville, Oregon

Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

A few more options:

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum— New York, New York*

Virginia Air and Space Center— Hampton, Virginia*

Wings of Eagles Discovery Center — Horseheads, New York*

*Free admission for EAA members as part of the ASTC Travel Passport Program. Some restrictions apply.


EAA is a vibrant and growing community of more than 195,000 members. Each year more than half a million attendees descend upon Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. For more information about EAA and its programs, please visit EAA.org.

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