Imaginations soar at New England Air Museum, the largest aviation museum in the northeastern United States with 80 aircraft featured in three display buildings.Read More
Imaginations soar at New England Air Museum, the largest aviation museum in the northeastern United States with 80 aircraft featured in three display buildings. Travel through the history of aviation, tour the museum’s three huge exhibit hangars and see aircraft from all periods of history. Don’t miss the 58th Bomb Wing Memorial Hangar with the beautifully restored B-29 Superfortress as its centerpiece. See helicopters, amphibians, modern jets and trophy-winning racers. Take a close look at some of the airplanes that so proudly served the World War II, such as the P-47 Thunderbolt, the Corsair and the Hellcat. Enjoy the exhibits which tell the stories of the men and women who built, flew and made history with these famous machines. Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more by prior arrangements. Watch engaging movies and monitor the Bradley International Airport control tower.
Visitors can enjoy many fascinating exhibits on such diverse topics as the history of Sikorsky Aircraft, the Lafayette Escadrille, the AVG Flying Tigers, the Tuskegee Airmen, the history of Pratt & Whitney and others.
A number of hands-on exhibits for children’s entertainment includes computer-flight simulators and pedal-power airplanes. There's a small dining area with vending machines. Be sure to browse through the Wings ‘N’ Things gift shop and bring home some of the excitement. Special events, such as Open Cockpit, Space Expo and Women Take Flight are held throughout the year.
Located minutes from I-91 alongside Bradley International Airport, the New England Air Museum is the largest aerospace museum in the region. With over fifty aircraft on display including a Boeing B-29A Superfortress, a Douglas DC-3, and the one of a kind VS-44A Excambian Flying Boat, the museum’s three exhibit hangars offer visitors over 90,000 square feet to explore in addition to three acres of outdoor grounds. From supersonic jets and helicopters to biplanes and warbirds, visitors can discover New England’s aerospace legacy through self-guided exhibits, smart phone tours, and conversations with the museum’s dedicated volunteer corps, many of whom are retired pilots or aerospace engineers. Children’s activities include scavenger hunts, take-home activity kits, as well as educational demonstrations on the history and science of flight. Visit our website for additional information on current operating hours, activities, and upcoming special events.
Pricing: $16 for adults, $10 for children ages 4-14, and free for 3 and under, $14 for Seniors (Ages 65 and older). Veterans are free every day in 2020 courtesy of KeyBank
Other Amenities: Open After COVID, ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Guided Group Tours, Indoor Activity, Meeting/Event Facilities, Special Rentals
Dates of Operation: Open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and Tuesday through Sunday for the rest of the year. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.