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Attending SWOSU? Become a Stafford Scholar!

If you are chosen you will receive: 

  • a scholarship that increases with each semester

  • a part-time job at the Stafford Air & Space Museum

Click here to meet our current scholars! 

A glimpse into the "Powering the Race to the Moon" gallery!


Unexpected amazing museum, larger than expected!

"What an unexpected gem of a museum in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Not only does the museum include lots of displays and information about the museum's namesake, astronaut Thomas Stafford, it has lots of original displays about flight, the history of flight and the space program in general. If you have any interest in aviation at all, this is worth a visit, even if you need to go out of your way to get here. If you happen to be on Interstate 40 traveling through Weatherford, it is a must see in my opinion."

- Trip Advisor Traveler, dgbinpc 


The Stafford Air & Space Museum is named in honor of Weatherford native and legendary test pilot and astronaut, Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford. The museum is considered one of the finest and most comprehensive air and space museums in the central United States and encompasses 63,000 sq. ft. of exhibits under one roof!


The museum is located along Route 66 at I-40 and Exit 84 in Weatherford, and welcomes visitors seven days a week, 360 days a year.

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We are the children of explorers. Maintain the legacy.


Fantastic Museum of Human Accomplishment!

5 Star Rating from TripAdvisor
5 Star Rating from TripAdvisor
5 Star Rating from TripAdvisor
5 Star Rating from TripAdvisor
5 Star Rating from TripAdvisor

"As a space buff from the time I was a kid, this place is second only to visiting Canaveral in Florida. We only had about 1/2-hour to breeze through before closing. I could have used half-a-day. Excellent exhibits, model work, stories preserved in placards, actual hardware and info about Gen. Stafford himself kept me captivated. If the subject interests you, make sure you allow the TIME to see everything!"

June 2021 TripAdvisor Member Review
2018 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award
2016 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award
2015 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award
2020 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award
Trip Advisor's Travellers' Choice Award 2021


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Hours of Operation

Open 360 days a year

(Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)

9am to 5pm - Monday through Saturday

1pm to 5pm on Sundays

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3000 Logan Road

Weatherford, OK 73096

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General Admission​

SASM Members - Free

Adults (19 - 61) - $9.50 + tax

Students - $4 + tax

Kids (5 & under) - Free

Senior Citizens (62 & up) - $7 + tax

Veterans - $7 + tax (Veterans get in free between Memorial Day & Labor Day)

Active Military - Free

Adult Group (10 or more) - $6/person + tax

Student Group (10 or more) - $4/person + tax

Fly-ins - Free

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Free Parking

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Gift Shop

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On Route 66

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Host an Event

from 9am to 5pm

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available 24 hours


available 24 hours

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Camp Invention sparks the child's imagination & creative problem solving through hands on experimentation. It's the biggest event of the summer!

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School and organizational field trips to the museum are a big hit! We have space to eat sack lunches and tour guides ready to show you around.

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Our Stealth Gallery hosts up to 300 people and the Explorers Room seats up to 165. Audio/visual technology provided and plenty of space for catering or a pot luck meal. Best part: each attendee can go through the museum for free! 

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The Explorers Room is outfitted with audio/visual technology and plenty of space for catering or sack lunches. This room seats up to 165 people. Best part: each attendee can go through the museum for free! 

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If you are a full-time SWOSU student and are selected as a Stafford Scholar, you'll get money for school and be guaranteed a part-time job at the Stafford Air & Space Museum. 




"This place is amazing!"

5 Star Review on Google
5 Star Review on Google
5 Star Review on Google
5 Star Review on Google
5 Star Review on Google

"We love air and space history and were pleasantly surprised at how many full sized replica and actual(!) artifacts are here. The Smithsonian auxiliary status was not given, it was earned! You need to see it for yourself."

B. Sutton
June 2021 Google Review
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