Special Events

Strategic Air & Space MuseumEvery year, the museum hosts certain regular events, such as our annual Swing Under the Wings and Family Fun Carnival.  We are pleased to also have the opportunity to sponsor uniquely themed presentations like our Strategic Air & Space Museum Science Fair, Helicopter Day and Indoor Air Show. Click on one of the following links to learn more about each of our upcoming events. 

Winter Camps (Jan. 2-3, 2015)

Indoor Air Show (Jan. 17, 2015) Air Show event in the Strategic Air & Space Museum’s Restoration Hangar.  The event offers flight demonstrations by modelers flying airplanes throughout the day.

Tech City Exhibit Opening (Jan. 17, 2015) You can solve real world engineering problems! Use an engineering approach to design, build, test and modify. Tile the plaza! Shake your building! Clean the “water” in Separation Station! Work with a partner and use metal blocks to prevent the creek from flooding! Meet these challenges in Tech City.

Teachers Appreciation Open House (Jan. 24, 2015)

Swing Under the Wings (Feb. 14, 2015) takes place underneath the wings of a B-29 Superfortress and a KC-97 Stratotanker.  Guests are encouraged to dress in their swinging-est 1940s attire as they swing to a 17 piece band.  The event starts at 7pm and tickets can be purchased for dinner, drinks and dance or just the dance.  Tickets start at $60 per person for dance, dessert, two drink tickets; or select dinner/dance/dessert/drink tickets starting at $75. Member discounts apply. See registration form for more information. Proceeds support the operations of the Strategic Air & Space Museum including aircraft restoration and educational programming. Reservations are required. Contact Deb Hermann for more information.

Nebraska Robotics Expo (Feb. 21, 2015) UNO/UNL Robotics and Lego’s Competition and Expo.

LEPRECHAUN CHASE 10K (Mar. 7, 2015) A St. Paddy’s Day themed run with a twist, where ladies get a head start and the guys chase them.

Strategic Air & Space Science Fair  (Mar. 26, 2015) 3rd-8th Grade Science Fair.

Nebraska SciFest (Apr. 16-17, 2015)

Curtis LeMay Exhibit Opening (May 23, 2015) Curtis E. LeMay is one of the icons of American military history, first as one of the best navigators in the Army Air Forces (AAF) and then as a brilliant strategist in both the European and the Pacific Theaters of WWII. The building of Strategic Air Command (SAC) into an effective and efficient war fighting arm was LeMay’s greatest accomplishment transforming his command into one of the most effective military units in the world. This display will focus on Gen. LeMay’s tenure as CINCSAC with glimpses into his earlier life and post SAC days.

Helicopter Day  (May 30, 2015) Outdoor Helicopter Landings/Rides

Summer Camps  (June 1 –  July 24, 2015) Stay tuned for more information.

Salute to the Military Family (Free military admission [pending grant]) and Speaker (July 4, 2015)

Clayton C. Anderson Book Signing (July 24, 2015) Nebraska astronaut promotes his new book, The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut and spends time with fans at the Museum.

Family Fun Carnival (Aug. 1, 2015) Games and prizes with face painting, balloon animals, etc.

“Moving the SAC Museum” Exhibit Opening (Aug. 1, 2015)

9/11 Remembrance Program (Sept. 11, 2015)

Planes, Trains, and Autos Event (Oct. 17-18, 2015)

Veterans Day Program and Lunch (Nov. 11, 2015)

Santa Goes to Space (Dec. 5, 2015)

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