“Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun.” – U.S. Air Force Song
Fly through the evolution of aviation, from Leonardo DaVinci’s drawings to modern aircraft in the Aviation exhibit. Explore the history and artifacts of famed Oklahoma aviator Wiley Post as you view one of the nation’s premier collections of vintage aircraft. These life-sized artifacts will send your imagination soaring as you get up close and personal with 1946 Stinson Voyager and a mint condition Mong Sport, designed by Tulsa’s own Ralph Mong in the 1950s.
Located on the second floor past the Science Live Auditorium is the AWACS exhibit. The Boeing E-3 Sentry, more commonly known as AWACS, is vital to the United States Air Force’s ground and air operations. Short for Airborne Warning and Control System, these planes called the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base home.
Science Museum Oklahoma is home to the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame, featuring the pictures and biographies of those Oklahomans who dared to push the boundaries and explore the final frontier.
Oklahoma’s aerospace heritage is on display in the Aviation exhibit. Discover how the contributions of early aviators advanced and revolutionized air and space exploration. See a wide range of artifacts, including planes, World War II parachutes and the Link Trainer that helped early aviators soar into the beyond.