PLAN A VISIT

What to Expect When You Plan an Event with Us

When you schedule an event or a meeting with us, you will have access to much more than just a room. We provide tables, chairs, a kitchen for catering, and free museum admission for all of your guests. Museum staff will be onsite during your event to help with anything you might need, and tour guides are available (during business hours) for free tours for 10 people or more See Group Tour Guidelines for more details.

What All of Our Guests Can Expect From Us

We have worked closely with the Smithsonian Institution, NASA, and the U.S. Air Force Museum to assemble on the finest collection of aerospace artifacts in the central United States. We house over  63,000 sq. ft. of exhibits under one roof and showcase thousands of items representing the evolution of aviation and spaceflight.

From the Wright Brothers to the Space Shuttle, our galleries are grouped into the following categories:

  • General Stafford

  • Early Aviation

  • Rocket Engines

  • Space Exploration

  • Space Shuttle

  • Modern Aviation

We are proud to represent General Stafford and proud to share all of our national treasures with you.

 

See exhibits

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Full-scale replica of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module featuring Buzz Aldrin & Neil Armstrong.

 
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Harvest Hosts

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We are always happy to see our Harvest Hosts guests!

If you are looking for new opportunities to explore the RV lifestyle, stay with us overnight and enjoy the museum at the same time!

 

Reservations are made through Harvest Hosts. Our new parking lot is large so you should have no trouble securing a spot. Visit the museum before heading back out on the road! You will be so glad you did.

"What a great and quiet place to overnight. The staff was very helpful and we really enjoyed the museum. It was a nice big paved parking lot that was level and had easy access."

 

Harvest Host Guest, Christopher K.

Oct. 2021

"What a fantastic museum. We’ve drove this section of I-40 many times and seen the signs but never stopped. They offered paved, level parking for our 40’ motor home and tow vehicle in a safe and secure spot. Very educational!"

 

Harvest Host Guests, Barry & Donna L. - Sept. 2021

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Harvest Hosts guests have the nicest things to say!

"We stayed at this museum on October 4, 2021. It was so much bigger and better than we expected! There was a section on the history of flight, one on Stanford’s military career, but the best was about the NASA space program. There is even an area with full scale model of the lunar excursion module. It was so much more comprehensive than just a hometown hero kind of exhibit. The gift shop had a lot of the same merchandise as the Smithsonian A&S museum. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours to take in all the real pieces actually used and the replicas. Would definitely go again."

 

Harvest Host Guest, Kathryn M. - Oct. 2021

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Facility Rental

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The Explorers Conference Room is newly remodeled, equipped with the latest video & sound technology, and will seat up to 125 people. It is the perfect space for meetings, parties, family reunions, rehearsal dinners, receptions, corporate events, and banquets.

 

With each rental, your guests receive free admission to the museum! Fill out the Facility Request or contact us for more information.

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The Stealth Gallery is a large open space outfitted with an elaborate window system that will seat up to 350 people. It's perfect for weddings, receptions, catered events, formal dances, corporate events, and banquets.

 

With each rental, your guests receive free admission to the museum! Fill out the Facility Request or contact us for more information.

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Schedule a Tour

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We offer free tours to groups young and old!

With a little planning and a lot of curious minds, our tour guides will provide your group with an insightful and behind-the-scenes tour through our space and aviation artifacts. Our museum is filled with hands-on activities and items that will spark curiosity at any age. We would ask that you schedule two weeks in advance so that they have sufficient time to prepare. The experience will be well worth it!

 

If you are traveling  a long distance, we invite you to bring sack lunches and eat here at the museum, or ask about local restaurants that can accommodate a large group. We have several in town that will be happy to have you!

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Group Tour Guidelines

General Tour Groups: 10 person minimum and 2 weeks advance notice.*
 

Guided School Group Tour Policy: We offer guided tours for 3rd grade and above. For groups with younger students, they are welcome to walk through the museum as a self-guided tour with the teachers or chaperones.**
 

Chaperone Policy:
Pre-K – 3rd Grades: one adult per 8 kids
4th – 6th Grades: one adult per 10 kids
7th – 12th Grades: one adult per 15 students

 

Cancellation Policy: All guided museum tours are supported by staff and volunteers. We ask that groups who need to cancel a reservation, or expect to arrive later than planned, please call the museum at 580-772-5871.

* For guided tours, please allow us at least a two week advance notice in order for our tour guide to prepare a great experience for you.

** We offer guided tours and group rates for students and adults all year round.

Unfortunately, we can not guarantee a guided tour on the weekend.

Arrival

Upon arrival to the Museum, your group leader should come to the ticket counter to finalize payment. Additional tickets can be purchased at that time or chaperones can pay when they arrive. For school groups we accept Purchase Orders and can issue an invoice before your group leaves to take back to your administration. 

Buses

Buses may load and unload passengers in front of the museum and then proceed to park in the designated spaces in the parking lot to the west of the museum entrance. 

Food & Beverages

Your group is welcome to bring sack lunches and use our conference room to eat. Please reserve this space when you are booking your tour. You can bring your lunches in when you arrive and place them in the conference room while you are on tour.  

Guided Tours

We hope you'll take advantage of our guided tours at no extra charge. We would ask that you schedule two weeks in advance so that they have sufficient time to prepare. The experience will be well worth it!

 
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A Must See If Traveling I-40

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

"Obviously General/Astronaut Stafford has enormous respect in this community, as well as substantial clout for obtaining historical pieces. This museum is obviously well funded. If you are near Weatherford, you need to stop in. To top it off admission is only $7 ($5 seniors and military)."

Oct.13, 2021 TripAdvisor Member, DaveOnBusiness
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Actual A-10 Warthog. Flew in Iraq, Kuwait, & Kosovo.