About the Museum

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Texas' Premier Air and Space Museum

Experience the stories of aviation and space flight
- from Leonardo da Vinci, to the Wright Brothers, to the spacecraft of the twenty-first century -
all here for you in one museum. 

Our Mission

To educate, motivate, and inspire all ages in North Texas by presenting aviation and space flight history and innovation through our comprehensive exhibits, collections, programming and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum.

Our Vision

To be widely recognized as a preeminent educational resource for enhancing our youth's understanding and appreciation of Science, Math, and Technology through interaction with our world-class Museum of aviation history, science, and technology.
Red Vest tour guide talks to children about SpaceShipOne

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In 1963, George Haddaway, a noted aviation historian and the publisher of Flight Magazine, donated his enormous collection of artifacts and archival materials to The University of Texas. This “History of Aviation Collection” was later moved from Austin to The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in the late 1970’s.

In 1988, UTD and Mr. Haddaway forged an agreement with a group of Dallas leaders to make possible the display of most of the physical artifacts at an off-campus site. With the leadership of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, William E. “Bill” Cooper, and Jan Collmer, the Frontiers of Flight Museum was formed in 1988 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The City of Dallas agreed to provide space on the mezzanine level of the main terminal building at Love Field beginning in 1990.

The public’s enthusiasm for the Museum prompted city and Museum leadership to embark on an ambitious plan to build the Museum that stands today. The 100,000 square foot facility, located at the southeastern corner of the Dallas Love Field Airport on Lemmon Avenue, opened in June 2004. It consists of two climate-controlled hangar-like buildings, joined by a connecting structure on both levels.

History of FOFM Collage
Top left: George Haddaway, aviation historian and publisher of Flight Magazine.
Top right: The Museum when it was on the mezzanine level of the Dallas Love Field terminal.
Bottom left: Museum founders, from left to right, Jan Collmer, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Bill Cooper.
Bottom right: An aerial view of the current Museum building complex.
"I was so impressed with Frontiers of Flight. The exhibits and artifacts are informative. The planes are magnificently displayed.... Not to be missed when in Dallas!"
"Our five year old grandson just wandered around muttering 'epic'. The highlight of our trip to Dallas."

"Amazing experience at the museum. Incredibly detailed and well maintained displays, knowledgeable and friendly staff, just so much to see!"
Josh Remington