Do I need to buy a ticket before arriving?
No, you do not. Tickets are available for purchase upon arrival at the Museum.
When are you open?
The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. On Sundays, the museum is open from 12 pm to 5 pm. Last entry daily at 4 pm.
How long will it take to go through the Museum?
The exhibits at the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum are highly interactive and you won’t want to miss anything! We recommend planning to spend two hours at the Museum.
What is a VR Flight?
Visitors are invited to try their own navigation skills and pilot Amelia’s historic 1932 flight across the Atlantic Ocean via virtual reality. The experience mirrors obstacles Amelia overcame to become the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic. Visitors will be provided a virtual reality headset that will place them inside the cockpit of Amelia’s “Little Red Bus”, a Lockheed Vega 5B.
Given the option of “easy” or “challenging” mode, visitors will follow prompts to fly to Paris, France. If you succeed, you will land in Paris, France; fail, like Amelia did, and you will land in Northern Ireland! Adventure awaits!
Can my child do the VR flight?
Yes! The museum recommends parental discretion for children younger than 10, as the virtual reality flight is highly immersive; some scenes including nighttime views, rain, lightening, and thunder. Smaller children may lack strength to hold the VR glasses on their heads properly. We are happy to test the fit and discuss further upon your arrival to aid in your decision! The VR experience is roughly four minutes once the headset is secured.
Is there a gift shop?
Yes! The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum offers a wonderfully curated gift shop with offerings for every visitor. The shop is also available online here.
Where should I park?
When you arrive on airport property, please follow the road north until you see the Museum on your left. Please park in the lot directly in front of the Museum, where parking is free. Under no circumstances are vehicles allowed on the runway – please stay on the east side of the airport fence for your safety.
Isn't there another Amelia museum in town?
Yes! The Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, the home Amelia was born in, is approximately a ten minute drive away at 223 N. Terrace Street. The museum is operated by the International Ninety-Nines and is not affiliated with the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum. Please check their website for hours and ticket pricing, as it varies from ours.
You're located at an airport, right?
Yes! The Museum is proudly located at the Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport and shares a building with the airport staff. We are thrilled to be able to offer resources to visitors wanting to pursue a pilot’s license, ground school, or instrument ratings. Ask a Museum staff member about taking an introductory flight with a K59 CFI today!
I'm flying in. Who should I coordinate with?
Fly-in guests to K59 are able to tie down free of charge on concrete or in the grass. The FBO offers a courtesy car that guests are able to take to grab lunch and see other Atchison sights, but cannot be kept overnight. To coordinate your arrival or ask any further questions, please call the FBO at 913-426-5757.
What Is Your Policy on Pets and Service Animals?
Service dogs that have been trained to provide an individual work task for a person with a disability are welcome at the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum. The Museum follows the U.S. Department of Justice’s ADA requirements for service dogs. No other pets are allowed inside the Museum.
Is the Museum fully accessible?
Yes! Museum exhibits are accessible to those of various abilities, as are the restrooms. The mezzanine level within the Museum is accessible by elevator.
Please let us know if you need any special accommodation 48 hours in advance of your visit by emailing [email protected] or calling 913-372-0021. We will make every effort to meet reasonable accommodation requests.