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About  Strategic Air & Space Museum

The Strategic Air & Space Museum utilizes over 300,000 square feet of exhibit, education, and event space to educate, inspire, and entertain its guests. Organized in 1959, the original mission of the museum was to commemorate the contributions of the Strategic Air Command, which until 1992 was headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base. The museum moved to its current location in 1998 upon completion of a new indoor facility. The museum houses an impressive collection of military aircraft and other artifacts, many of which have been restored in the museum’s on-site restoration facility. As part of its commitment to education, the museum has recently established a partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office of STEM Education to provide cutting-edge educational opportunities for students, teachers, families, and adult learners. Traveling exhibits, permanent exhibits, and a variety of special events provide additional unique experiences for the museum’s members and visitors.

Facts At A Glance

Organized in: 1959

Located: Ashland, NE

Mission: Ignite the thrill of innovation and discovery

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Contact Information

Strategic Air & Space Museum

28210 West Park Hwy, Ashland, NE  68003

Phone: 402-944-3100 Fax: 402-944-3160


(July 13, 2015) ASHLAND, NE –Beat the heat and come to the Strategic Air & Space Museum for the annual indoor carnival. The museum has over 300,000 square feet of family fun! The Family Fun Carnival is free with admission so guests can peruse the museum and participate in all the fun family activities. The Family Fun Carnival hours are from 1[Read More]

(May 22, 2015) Ashland, Neb. – Astronaut Clayton Anderson will make a public appearance on July 25, 2015 at the Strategic Air & Space Museum from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Anderson will begin at 2:00 PM with a presentation and findings from his new book, The Ordinary Spaceman, which chronicle his journey as a small-town Nebraska boy to becoming a v[Read More]

(June 25, 2015) ASHLAND, NE – The Strategic Air & Space Museum announces a decision by its Board of Directors to change its name to “Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum.” This decision came about from a process involving many months of community engagement feedback. When executive director, Dr. Mike McGinnis, joined the Museum[Read More]

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2015 CONTACT: Sarah Zulkoski, Outreach Coordinator, / 402-472-8942 New Nanoscience Exhibit Arrives to Travel Nebraska Museums in 2015-17 Imagine and discover a world you can’t see! “Nano” is an exciting new exhibition for families to learn about the extremely sm[Read More]

(April 30, 2015) ASHLAND, NE – Helicopter Day is an indoor and outdoor event held at the Strategic Air & Space Museum in celebration of aviation careers and the history of helicopters. The event is free to the public for outside activities and general admission applies for the indoor activities. Spectators will be able to watch in wonder as l[Read More]

B-1A “Lancer” Is on the Move

Museum Moves Aircraft to New Prominent Outdoor Exhibit Space (April 16, 2015) ASHLAND, NE – With the support of the CL Werner Foundation, the Strategic Air & Space Museum is proud to announce the B-1A “Lancer” outdoor exhibit. The move of the B-1 to the front of the museum entrance is the beginning of a vision to expand its outdoor dis[Read More]

(Feb. 26, 2015) ASHLAND, NE – The Strategic Air & Space Museum is proud to announce the kick off to the museums first permanent indoor walk-through exhibit and its largest restoration project to date. The restoration kickoff event will be held Thursday, March 13, 2015 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Strategic Air & Space Museum. At the[Read More]

The Strategic Air & Space Museum Hosts the Nebraska Robotics Expo The Largest Robotics Competition in the State and Region  Ashland, Neb. – On Saturday, February 21, 2015, The Strategic Air & Space Museum will host the Sixth Annual Nebraska Robotics Expo.  Over 800 K-12 Nebraska students, team leaders and math and science teachers [Read More]

Be an Engineer at Tech City  The Strategic Air & Space Museum’s new exhibition allows visitors to invent, design, and create, starting January 17, 2015. (Posted Dec. 17, 2014) ASHLAND, NE – The Strategic Air & Space Museum announces the opening of a travelling engineering exhibit as a way to inspire learning and interest in care[Read More]

Strategic Air & Space Museum Broadcasts Live Coverage of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft’s Flight  (Dec 1, 2014) ASHLAND, NE – On Thursday, December 04, 2014, the Strategic Air & Space Museum is organizing a one-of-a-kind event that will broadcast live coverage of the complete flight of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft. Orion will launch from C[Read More]

Santa Claus Visits Strategic Air & Space Museum’s Space Day  (Nov 18, 2014) ASHLAND, NE – The Strategic Air & Space Museum celebrates Space Day, featuring NASA’s Orion launch, Santa Claus, the Stormtroopers, and NORAD briefing with a Santa Goes to Space Event on Saturday, Dec 6, 2014. Santa Claus will be escorted into the museu[Read More]

Strategic Air & Space Museum Offers Veterans Day Program

ASHLAND, NE – (Oct 9, 2014) - The Strategic Air & Space Museum Offers FREE Veterans Day Program, Lunch & Admission on November 11, 2014 to All Veterans.  The program speaker, Lieutenant General Roger P. Lempke, is a retired United States Air Force officer.  He served as the Adjutant General (TAG) of the Nebraska National Guard f[Read More]

September 11, 2001 Remembrance Program and Exhibit

ASHLAND, NE – (Sept. 3, 2014) - The Strategic Air & Space Museum honors the fallen victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the heroes who have fought our nation’s battles throughout the years with a special remembrance program and art exhibit.  Remembrance, a program held Saturday Sept. 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Strategic Air &[Read More]

ASHLAND, NE – (August 21, 2104) - The Strategic Air & Space Museum brings air art into a temporary display for viewing.  History Takes Flight: Through the Eyes of Four Nebraska Artists will be on display Saturday, August 30, 2014 through Sunday, November 16,2014.   The exhibit features thirty four unique works of art, all aviation and hist[Read More]

LINCOLN, Neb. (March 5, 2014)—The Nebraska Tourism Commission presents the 80 featured stops in the 2014 Nebraska Passport Program. New to the program this year are special-interest tours featuring top Nebraska quilting destinations, patriotic and military sites and a tour that will help visitors learn about the history of transportation. The [Read More]

The Largest Robotics Competition in the State and Region

Ashland, Neb. – On Saturday, February 22, 2014, The Strategic Air & Space Museum will host the Fifth Annual Nebraska Robotics Expo.  Over 1,000 K-12 Nebraska students, team leaders and math and science teachers will gather for this premier robotics event that brings together two robotics competitions under one roof, the CEENBoT Robotics Show[Read More]

The Strategic Air & Space Museum appoints new Executive Director

Gary Gates, chairman of the Strategic Air & Space Museum’s board of governors, has announced that Dr. Michael L. McGinnis has been named Executive Director for Strategic Air & Space Museum. “Mike McGinnis is a proven leader with broad academic experience,” said Gates.  “He has guided several organizations through significant tra[Read More]

Strategic Air & Space Museum announced Monday the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. Le[Read More]

ASHLAND, NEB. (August 13, 2012) - The Strategic Air & Space Museum inspired over 3,000 elementary and high school students in a total of 12 week-long camps this summer.  The subjects ranged from creating, building and programming robots to squishy, slimy, smelly science activities to high altitude ballooning launches that take student payloads[Read More]

The Strategic Air and Space Museum may just have kick started the careers of the next generation of NASA scientists. The kids, along with their parents and grandparents, made rockets and then launched them on Saturday. They then could make improvements and try again. The kids learned some engineering, physics and how to overcome a setback. "The [Read More]

We are seeking students to assist in designing full color art work for the Strategic Air & Space Museum's 2012 holiday greeting cards to be published in December. The winning art works will grace the cover of the holiday cards that are sent out by the museum. Each student in Preschool through 12th grade is invited to enter the contest by creati[Read More]

Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 12, 2012 -- 4-H’ers, science teachers and students across Nebraska and some 85,000 fans in Memorial Stadium will participate in a large experiment on Sept. 15 with high-altitude balloons. And astronaut and Ashland native Clayton Anderson will be here to lend a hand. Two launches will take place with K-12 and college studen[Read More]