YANKEE AIR MUSEUM

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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN AIR MUSEUM

Discover a South-East Michigan gem, The Yankee Air Museum. A Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace and science museum with up-close rare historical aircraft ranging from World War I to the Vietnam era. Visit today and get inspired by the hands-on interactive STEM exhibits, science-based camps, educational tours, unique aviation artifacts, and more!

THINGS TO SEE

CURRENT EXHIBITS

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WORLD WAR I EXHIBIT FEATURING THE SPAD XIII

This exhibit features a WWI era fighter aircraft, the SPAD XIII. This aircraft was built entirely by hand over the course of several years by a dedicated crew of volunteers.

WILLOW RUN/ROSIE THE RIVETER EXHIBIT

Focuses on the Ford Willow Run B-24 Bomber Plant and the significant contributions of “Rosie the Riveter’s” to the war effort. Learn how a B-24 was built and how both men and women helped win World War II for the United States in various ways.

WWII EXHIBIT

Come see our many exhibits and displays relating to WWII – Norden and Sperry bombsights, a B-24 cockpit and top turret, a B-24 instrument panel, a Link Trainer, an Army Half-Track vehicle, and exhibits relating to the Tuskegee Airmen and the WASPs (Women Air Service Pilots).

VIETNAM WAR EXHIBIT

This exhibit is focused on the Vietnam War and highlights some of our main Vietnam-era aircraft, including the F-4C Phantom II.

 SIMPLE MACHINES IN AVIATION

This exhibit allows visitors the chance to explore how the Five Simple Machines, such as the lever, pulley, and wheel, can operate in a complex machine such as an airplane. The O-2 Skymaster is the example aircraft used in this exhibit.

KC-135 COCKPIT

Ever wonder what it takes to fly an aircraft? Come sit in the pilot’s seat of a KC-135 and see all the instruments that a pilot has to use on the job.

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FREE Admission to the Yankee Air Museum
FREE General Admission ticket(s) to the THUNDER OVER MICHIGAN Air Show
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• Online newsletter Hangar Happenings
• Biannual Approaches Magazine
• Admission/Discounts to over 300 other Association of Science-Technology Centers
• Discounts on select special events
• Discounts on gift shop merchandise

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RESTORE HISTORY

RESTORATION AREA

We have a dedicated space in our working museum where volunteers have the unique opportunity to restore a historic aircraft. Check out our volunteer section to see how you can get involved!

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ONCE IN A LIFETIME

AIR ADVENTURES

Book an Air Adventure on one of our four historic aircraft and see “Where Heroes Have Flown.”

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RESEARCH AND RESTORATION

THE MUSEUM’S COLLECTIONS

We collect objects of particular significance to the history of aviation and spaceflight. The collection, preservation, and interpretation of these objects is one of the primary ways we achieve our mission.

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VISIT THE MUSEUM!

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Great aviation history museum

There is always something new going on at this place and children can get a chance to get up close with old aircraft and jets. Plus they have classes for kids to learn more during a class field trip. – Robert  

Great Time!

It’s always fun to see a great collection of old iron that’s for sure. Had a great time chatting with the folks at the museum. Very well informed. It is even made more fun since I’ve flown some of the equipment that now sits in the museum. Thanks everybody, and keep up the good work! – Dale 

Yankee Air Museum – Great attraction for all!

This is a great small museum! Especially great for kids, as there are many hands on activities, simulations and aeronautical information! Read the story about all the women that inspired Rosie the Riveter, that alone is worth the trip. – MW 

A GREAT GIFT IDEA

YANKEE AIR MUSEUM GIFT CARD

Gift the gift of the Yankee Air Museum with a gift card that can be applied towards admission to the Museum, amazing merchandise in the gift shop or even an unforgettable Air Adventure in one of our historic aircraft. It’s the perfect gift for anyone!

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