Strategic Air and Space Museum

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Strategic Air and Space Museum The new Strategic Air Command (SAC) Museum stands as a tribute to the men and women of SAC who safeguarded liberty around the globe for nearly 50 years. The story of SAC and its people is preserved for future generations within the wall of this extraordinary Museum.

The Strategic Air & Space Museum is regarded as the nation's foremost facility of its kind and has become one of Nebraska's most popular attractions. The $29.5 million museum opened on May16, 1998, and features a wide range of artifacts and explanations of just how Americans have defended themselves against their enemies over the years.

The Museum is a300,000 square foot building that features a glass atrium, two aircraft display hangars with more than 30 aircraft, a traveling exhibit area, a children's interactive gallery, a 200-seat theater, a Museum store,an aircraft restoration gallery, and a snack bar.

The glass atrium is a breathtaking structure constructed of 525 glass panels that encase the awesome Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. The two aircraft display hangars, each the size of a football field, protect the aircraft collection and more than 4,000 military artifacts and exhibits from harsh outdoor elements.

The children's interactive gallery is both entertaining and educational, and features audiovisual programs and activities for children of all ages. Visitors can purchase souvenirs,gifts and educational items from the Museum store, and refresh themselves at the Plane Food snack bar. A unique feature of the Museum gives visitors the opportunity to watch the restoration of warplanes as technicians prepare them for display.

The Museum promotes education through curriculum and resource development in aviation and aerospace topics. Our goal is to assist teachers in applying high-interest topics to various areas of study at all grade levels. We have programs designed for schools to promote various aerospace fields of study and encourage participation through formal school group tours and classroom activities.

Admission: Adults - $12,00; Seniors - $11.00; Active-Retired Military - $11.00; Children, $6.00 (Ages 4 12)
Hours: HOURS: Open Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
Address: 28210 West Park Highway
Phone: 402-944-3100

The Museum is situated on an expansive site just off of Interstate 80 at the Ashland Exit 426 interchange, midway between the Nebraska cities of Omaha and Lincoln.

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