New England Air Museum is home to an ever changing roster of events – ranging in focus from children, to students and adults. Please explore our featured upcoming events below or use the calendar at the bottom of this page to see all events!

"Crazy Man of the Air:" Early Flight* Tuesday January 31st 10AM-12PM

This lecture and tour review the history of early flight and stunt pilots of the early 20th century. Learn about CT's hometown hero stunt pilot, Charles K. Hamilton, and more!

*Adult Aerospace Academy Series

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The Making of Devotion Saturday, February 4th, 11AM & 1PM

Join us for in celebrating Black History Month with "The Making of Devotion," presented by Jerry O'Neill. This presentation provides a well crafted, behind the scenes look into the production of the aerial sequences in the new film, Devotion, and what it takes to get aircraft from the page to the screen.

Devotion (2022) is a biographical Korean War film about naval officers Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner. This event is included with admission.

A-10 Simulator Grand Opening February 4th 10:00-3:00 PM

We're converting our F-18 simulator into the famous A-10 "Warthog" for one day only! Tickets will be available in person on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Homeschool Days: Spring 2023 Monday, February 6, 2023, for Fixed Wing Flight Monday, May 15, 2023, for Aviation Engineering.

All Homeschool Days include themed scavenger hunts, hands-on activities, and special open aircraft experiences. Homeschool Days run from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Pre-registration is available in advance and tickets are also available to purchase in person during the event.

Paws & Planes Pet Adoption Event Saturday February 11th 11:00-3:00 PM

Visit the New England Air Museum to tour the hangers and visit with adoptable dogs from our friends at Dogstar Rescue, Labs4Rescue, and Protectors of Animals. Enjoy interactive exhibits, live music, unique artisans, and delicious local food trucks!

Thanks to our generous sponsors and the New England Air Museum admission will be half-price from 11 :00 AM to 2:30 PM. Tickets are available in person only.

Golden Age of Aviation* Tuesday, February 14th 10AM - 12PM

This lecture and tour will transport visitors back to the "Golden Age of Aviation" with a history of flight attendants and a tour of the museum's racing and commercial aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s.

*Adult Aerospace Academy Series

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Business After Hours with Earl Exum Thursday, February 23rd 5:30 PM-8 PM

Join us for a presentation and discussion on data and perspective on being Black in corporate America. Featuring Earl Exum, President of International Aero
Engines AG, Vice President for Pratt & Whitney.

Warbirds of World War II* Tuesday, February 28th 10AM - 12PM

This lecture and tour will discuss the restoration of several of the museum's WWII aircraft, and will include a highlights tour of the museum's warbirds.

*Adult Aerospace Academy Series

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Women Take Flight: Bessie Coleman Saturday, March 18th, 11AM & 1PM

Join us for Women's History Month to learn about Bessie Coleman, with historian and performing artist Tammy Denease.

Coleman was the first African American woman and first Native American to hold a pilots license. You will take an international voyage that begins in the segregated south of the United States, where cotton was king and Jim Crow ruled underneath white sheets, where the color of your skin could determine whether you lived or died. Your journey ends in Paris, France, where self-determination — not skin color or gender — is what truly matters. This event is included with admission.

Redbird Full Motion Simulator Generally Available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 10:00-3:00 PM

The Redbird is an FAA-approved simulator featuring 200-degree panoramic visuals and motion on all three axes- 40 degrees roll, 50 degrees pitch, and 60 degrees yaw. Accelerate down the runway with a NEAM staff member in a Cessna 172.

Available for guests 12+ Sessions are $25 for 30 minutes. Tickets are first come first serve.

Pricing and availability are subject to change.

F-18 & NX Cub Flight Simulators Generally Available Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 10:00-3:00 PM


These video game-style simulators feature three large screens and realistic controls.

Available for guests 10+ Sessions are $10 for 15 minutes and are first come first serve.

Pricing and availability are subject to change. Please call to confirm.