Explore New England's rich and dynamic history in aviation through these unique exhibits located throughout the Museum's three heated and air-conditioned hangars.
The New England Air Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the country, has teamed up with the internationally acclaimed Polish Studies Program at Central Connecticut State University, to create and permanently display a multi-media exhibit paying tribute to the Kosciuszko Squadron. This project, dedicated to heroism and sacrifice, is expected to open May 3, 2021 on the anniversary of Poland’s Constitution You can learn more HERE.
A permanent exhibit at NEAM dedicated to honor the many achievements of women in aviation is underway! This exhibit will focus on inspirational New England women who have made significant contributions to the history and industry of aviation as pioneers, pilots, astronauts or engineers. At this date donations exceed over $120,000, bringing us close to our goal of $150,000. You can learn more HERE.
Thanks to a recent investment from the Kaman Foundation - led by members of Charles Kaman's family - this exhibit now features cutting edge technology that include: a 3D hologram, interactive kiosk, augmented reality and a smartphone app, that dramatically increases visitor learning and engagement. Learn more HERE
The story of the 1979 tornado on the Bradley Air Museum, its effect and aftermath, and the Nuseum's rebirth as the New England Air Museum. You can also learn about the tornado in this Virtual Exhibit
A tribute to the first aviation unit to be deployed to what is now Bradley International Airport
This exhibit is temporarily closed due to an ongoing renovation
Dedicated to the first unit in WWII to take the B-29 Superfortress into combat
The centerpiece of this Memorial is the A-26 Invader “Reida Rae” which flew 39 combat missions with the 416th in Europe
Constructed and flown in 1993 to mark the 200th anniversary of the first manned flight in America made by French aeronaut Jean-Pierre Blanchard in Philadelphia
The inspiring story of how a handful of entrepreneurs and brilliant engineers moved to Connecticut and founded Pratt & Whitney which was to become one the world’s greatest aerospace companies
A comprehensive tribute to the great aviation pioneer who started his aviation work in Czarist Russia and then in the United States with the development of amphibians and flying boats, culminating with his design and building the world’s first practical helicopter
An exhibit honoring the glider pilots of WWII who undertook some of the most dangerous and riskiest missions of the war
A collection on artifacts honoring Connecticut native who was an inventor, and aviation pioneer.