National Aviation Day

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

  • August 19th, 2023

Free for members or with museum admission.

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Soar into the first 40 years of flight, from the Wright brothers’ historic liftoff to today’s awe-inspiring technological advances. Experience the evolution of American aviation firsthand. Travel through one of the most miraculous periods of discovery in flight amid the iconic aircraft in our Heroes of the Sky exhibit. Learn more about today's technological advances, and join our friends from Delta Air Lines who will be onsite with activities, giveaways, and information about career opportunities. Free for members or with museum admission.


Featured Programs

At Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Experiment with History: Wind Tubes | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us under the Douglas DC-3 plane to learn the science behind how things fly. We'll use everyday materials to explore aerodynamics and test out your own designs!

Free 30 minute tours: Heroes of the Sky | 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Explore our Heroes of the Sky exhibit and learn all about the history of aviation on a 30-minute guided tour.

In Greenfield Village

Wright Brothers Home and Cycle Shop
Stop by for guided tours, wind tunnel demonstrations and more!

Special Presentations at Martha-Mary Chapel

"The Big Move to Greenfield Village" | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kirk Haas, master presenter

"Katherine Wright: The Sister Beside the Brothers" | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Joann Hoppe, master presenter

"Completing the Circle: Restoring the Missing Elements to the Wright Cycle Shop" | 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Jim Johnson, curator of historic structures & landscapes


Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $27.00
General Admission (12-61) Free $30.00
Youth (5-11) Free $22.50
Children (4 & Under) Free Free

* Ticket prices are subject to change.