9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday - Sunday
We take our last admission at 3:30 PM
Closed New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
The Museum is closed on Mondays until Memorial Day with the exception of December 26, 2022, January 2, 2023, January 16, 2023, and February 2, 2023.
Group reservations require a minimum of 10 people. All requests must be confirmed by a museum staff member before the visit date. Please allow up to two weeks for scheduling. Tours are available upon request. Restrictions may apply.
36 Perimeter Rd.
Windsor Locks, CT
Many GPS and online maps do not accurately place the New England Air Museum. Please use the directions provided here for reference.
Free Parking & Room for Buses
We look forward to seeing you!
Q: Can you climb into the aircraft?
A: Select cockpits can be opened based on docent availability and discretion. Open cockpits are an additional experience that may not always be available. Our aircraft are historical artifacts, and as such, cannot always withstand the traffic of an open cockpit experience. We do have a selection of model cockpits that are located throughout the Museum and can be accessed without docent assistance.
Q: What is included in standard admission?
A: Standard admission allows visitors to see all exhibits and aircraft within our three main hangars. Other add-ons, such as the Redbird Simulator, are available at an extra charge. All experiences subject to change. Restrictions may apply.
Q: I'm a veteran. What do I need to get the discount?
A: We require a valid proof of service. This can include a valid Department of Defense ID card, Veteran Health ID card, Veteran ID Card (VIC), DD-214, or a Veteran designation on a state-issued driver's license or ID. The veteran discount does not apply to dependants.
Q: Can I see the outdoor aircraft?
A: Yes! There are less than a dozen aircraft located outdoors at any given time. We like to refer to the outdoor exhibit as our "Restoration Park", as the aircraft stored there are generally awaiting preservation and are not fully restored. The outdoor area is weather dependent and is closed for the winter months.
Q: The aircraft I'm looking for is in storage or restoration. Can I go see it?
A: Our collection rotates periodically. Aircraft in storage are only available for viewing when the building is open to the public. The storage hangar is available on Sundays in the summer from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM. All experiences are subject to change. Aircraft in restoration are not available for public view, as the hangar is an active work site.
Q: What are library passes and how can I use them?
A: We partner with a selection of local libraries to provide reduced admission for visitors. These passes must be checked out through the library, which will provide either a physical or digital pass for a specific day. Passes can only be used once per day per library. Passes are not valid on special events such as Open Cockpit Days and Space Expo. Please visit our events calendar for more info.
Our facilities are spread out over three hangers and multiple floors! In addition to the exhibits, restoration hanger, and flight simulators, we have a small dining area with vending machines offering snacks and beverages. (Prior arrangements can be made for large groups.) There are also picnic tables in our outside yard available in fair weather.
A variety of restaurants can be found on nearby Route 75.
We work with these great hotels in the area. Be sure to ask if they offer shuttles to the museum during your stay!
Fly in? Call Signature Flight Support or TAC Air.
These services provide a courtesy shuttle to the museum.
Visit airnav.com for more information.
A large parking area for persons with disabilities is available close to the entrance.
Wheelchairs may be checked out at our admissions counter. There is a powered wheelchair subject to availability. The Museum is situated in three large exhibit hangars which are easily navigable. Our hangars have large walkways, with the majority of the exhibits on the first floor. Wheelchair-accessible elevators are located next to each mezzanine.
FLIGHTS OF FAMILY FUN
Join us for a variety of family friendly activities every weekend as well during school holiday and vacations. All Flights of Family Fun Programs are included with museum admission and schedules are subject to change.