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 sponosor 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. 

Veteran’s Day Luncheon (Nov. 11, 2014) with guest speaker, Major General Roger P. Lempke is a retired United States Air Force officer and was The Adjutant General (TAG) of the Nebraska National Guard.  Free for all Vets.  Arrive 11:30, Speaker begins at noon. Click here to register.

Tree STEMs Exhibit Opening (Nov. 22, 2014)  Groups set up their displays on 11/20/14.  Click here for more information.

NASA Viewing of Orion Space Craft  (Dec. 4, 2014) Groups and schools can sign up for their field trip focused on Space.  Call or email Dan Borowiak for more information or to register your field trip: (402) 944-3100 x 221.

Santa Goes to Space (Dec. 6, 2014) An event that combines Space Day and Holiday Air Affair with Santa, Stormtroopers, guest speaker, and space-related family activities.  From 10 am – 4 pm.

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.

Curtis LeMay Exhibit Opening (Jan. 17, 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.

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 $45.00 and proceeds support the operations of the Strategic Air & Space Museum including aircraft restoration and educational programming. Reservations will be required.  Online ticketing will be posted soon!  Contact Ian Vosburg 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.

Career Fair (April 4, 2015) featuring STEM professions in conjunction with NE SciFest.

Nebraska SciFest (Apr. 16, 2015)

Teacher’s Appreciation (May 9, 2015)

Strategic Air & Space Museum Anniversary & Open House (May 16, 2015)

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

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

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

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