Greater St. Louis Air & Space museum in Cahokia, Illinois was founded in 1982 and has a mission of preserving historic air craft and artifacts, and educate the visitors on air space and air craft technology. The air space museum is housed in Curtis Wright hanger number two at Saint Louis downtown airport, Cahokia, IL. The museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts, documents, photographs related to aviation and space. Museum is open to tours Friday to Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Things to Do
- St. Louis Air & Space museum is an interesting place for aviation enthusiasts, many historic air craft, documents, photographs, and artifacts are on display.
- Hanger number two is a 1929 historic brick structure, the hanger has a collection of 11 historic air craft.
- Air craft on display are WWII flight trainer, jet star 8, Curtis JN 4, OTW, Bede microjet, and other historic aircraft.
- Artifacts include flight gear, memorabilia, photographs, uniforms and other artifacts.
- The museum library collection consists of more than 250,000 photographs of airplanes and their description.
- The museum arranges free flights for visitors in the age group of 8 to 18 years through the Young Eagles chapter association.
- Museum volunteers are very knowledgeable and will likely answer any questions you may have.
Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Insider Tips
- Donations to the museum are appreciated.
- Group tours can be scheduled on weekdays by appointment.