Seasonal Event

Open Cockpit Day
March-November—Every third Saturday

On every third Saturday of the month, between March and November, the museum opens up some of its more impressive planes for guided tours. These aircraft will be opened to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. if weather permits and tour guides are available.

2017 Dover AFB Open House: Thunder Over Dover

Thunder Over Dover: 2017 Dover AFB Open House

Event Date: Multiple dates, check below

Updated 8/18/2017 to include additional parking information.

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will return to the Dover skies August 26-27, 2017, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. for the Thunder Over Dover: 2017 Dover AFB Open House. This event is open to the public with free admission!

Help celebrate our heritage at this open house as Dover AFB will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary, the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Anniversary, and the City of Dover’s 300th Anniversary!

Please visit the official Dover AFB Open House page for the latest information. Demonstrations and acts are subject to change.

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Event Schedule

  • August 26-27
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    • 9 a.m. — Gates Open
    • 10 a.m. — Opening Ceremony
    • 11 a.m. — Aerial Demos
    • 5 p.m. — End of show
  • Schedule is subject to change

Aerial Demonstrations

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