Preserve. Education. Inspire. The mission of The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is to preserve rotary-wing aviation history, educate society on helicopters and their mission, and inspire future generations. Increase your knowledge and learn something new right by your Audubon Manor Apartment.
The Museum strives to collect, preserve, research, publish, and exhibit artifacts and documents all relating to the origin and development of rotary-wing aircraft. Accomplished through an active schedule of public educational programs, exhibitions, events, air shows, workshops, and publications designed to teach the principles of flight. Designed to encourage and inspire the future generations of engineers, scientists, innovators, pilots, mechanics, and inventors!
The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center was established in July 1993 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the American Helicopter Society. Today, approximately 35,000 people visit the museum annually, and it reaches many more through its offsite outreach efforts. Its signature educational program is Girls in Science and Technology, which involves teaching girls about science, technology, engineering, and math.
The Museum is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 am until 5 pm, and Sunday, noon until 5 pm.