AirVenture Museum and Pioneer Airport
Admission to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh not only gives access to all the
great airplanes on the flight line; you also have an opportunity to enjoy
one of the world's finest aviation museums for free! Admission to the world-class EAA AirVenture Museum is included with any daily or weekly AirVenture wristband during that week.
Museum attractions include an impressive collection of more than 200
historic airplanes, six movie theaters, art and photo galleries, flight
simulators, gift shops and two "hands-on" interactive galleries
for kids of all ages!
Plus, a multitude of special activities take place in the Museum
throughout the week of AirVenture. An outstanding roster of aviation
personalities is slated to appear every day, telling their personal
stories throughout several locations at the world-class EAA AirVenture
Museum. Over 100 Museum
provide an opportunity to hear first hand from a variety of aviation
legends and historians.
The Museum has its own extensive website, where you can learn more
about it's fascinating collections, exhibits and programs - and go on a
virtual tour of the facility.
- Buses on the Museum route run from 8
a.m. - 11:30 p.m. (or until the last event on the grounds is over)
- A weekly EAA AirVenture wristband allows
unlimited Museum admission during AirVenture week.
- A daily wristband allows Museum
admission for that day only.
- EAA Members are given FREE admission to
the Museum during AirVenture, however, without a wristband this does
not include the convention grounds or the Pioneer Airport
"...when the magic of flying charmed a nation"
An extension of the EAA AirVenture Museum,
Pioneer Airport portrays a time when the magic of flying charmed the world.
Styled as a typical airport of the 1930s, it displays over 50 vintage airplanes
in seven period hangars - each of which is open daily for visitors to explore.
During AirVenture, the grass runway of Pioneer
Airport is used as the base for helicopter operations and parking. Passenger
rides are available throughout each day in a vintage Bell 47 helicopter, giving
a unique bird's-eye view of the entire site (additional fee required, weather
Unfortunately, owing to operational restrictions
the Pioneer Airport runway is closed to fixed-wing aircraft during AirVenture.
However, the Airport's most famous resident airplane - EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor
- operates daily from the main runways at Wittman Field, offering passenger
rides in a vintage airliner. (additional fee required, weather permitting).
Pioneer Airport has a controllable webcam,
allowing web visitors from around the world the opportunity to view the facility
(and check the weather in Oshkosh!)