Yes! Daily walk-in tours of the Museum, including the Aircraft, are available from Wednesday through Saturday 10am-3pm. Special member-only tours, and pre-scheduled group and school tours are available by reservation. Special-Feature tours of the Airplanes as well as Mobile and Audio Tours are coming soon!
Public areas of the Museum, including the Hangar and main gallery, are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs. Although the aircraft do not have wheelchair accessibility, the Museum is currently in the process of developing informational exhibits for each Aircraft throughout the Hangar. A wheelchair is available at the Front Ticket Counter in the Lobby. This is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Yes, visitors may take photographs throughout the Museum. We ask that you do not use flash (light flashes deteriorate artifacts). Flash photography within the Hangar is allowed. Portrait/bridal photography is allowed inside the Museum, with a reservation and fee. Please review the Museum Guidelines for additional information about photography.
Each Member is entitled to invite guests to events, classes and featured exhibits based on their level of membership. To see how many guests you may bring, please see Membership Levels.
Thank you for your support! There are many ways to support the Airline History Museum. Please click here for more information, or call 816.421.3401 to discuss your gift to the Museum.
Please join our dedicated team of volunteers! The Airline History Museum is volunteer-run. Depending on your time and level of experience, we have volunteer openings for many positions! Please visit the Volunteer section of the website for more information.
The Museum facility is available for events, from small gatherings to full-Hangar concerts. We have three areas to choose from: The Hangar, the Main Gallery, and the Founder’s Room.
Members of a certain level receive a discount on facility rental, as well as private parties in the Museum. Other types of events such as breakfasts and luncheons are also available. We have a trio of special events facilitators available to help with arrangements, including catering, lighting, staging, sound, and special decor.
Please contact us here about your event.
Yes, strollers are allowed in all public areas. However, strollers are not permitted on the Aircraft.
The Airline History Museum is in the process of creating a fully interactive Museum experience over the next five years. There are interactive components throughout the Museum, and more coming every month! We invite you to aide in preserving aviation history for future generations—so please do not touch the artifacts themselves.
Pencils are allowed in the galleries and are available at the Front Ticket Counter. Other materials including paint and ink are not permitted unless they are part of a Museum-sanctioned program, or the Museum grants written permission.
No, the Airline History Museum, and surrounding area is a smoke-free campus.
Cell phone use is restricted to the lobby and gift-shop area.
Parking is FREE. Parking is located on the South side of the Museum and is accessed off Lou Holland Drive.
The front entrance is on the East side of our building/hangar. From the parking lot, walk toward the fence on the ramp, turn left and follow the path along the fence line which ends next to the Main Entrance.
There is currently no ATM located at the Airline History Museum. We do accept cash, money orders, Travelers checks, business/organization checks, MasterCard and Visa.
The Airline History Museum does not offer dining options at this time.
No, we do not do appraisals for any reason. You should look in your local telephone directory for appraisers.
The Airline History Museum tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Yes – you can enter and shop in the Airline History Museum Store without paying admission fees.
Yes –The Airline History Museum hosts a number of events each year from small breakfast and lunch gatherings to large gala events. For more information on Facility Rental, please contact the Museum.
Please contact us here about your event.
Sorry – not at this time.
Pets are not allowed at the Airline History Museum with the exception of guide dogs.
We do not allow food to be brought into the Airline History Museum.
Yes you can. The Airline History Museum is located at Hangar 9 at the Charles B. Wheeler Kansas City, Missouri Downtown Airport (KMKC). Contact the ground control upon arrival and we are located on the Southwest corner of the field. Tower controllers will give you progressive taxi instructions for parking. We do ask that fly-in traffic contact the museum in advance so we can get you through the gate from the ramp.