Air Terminal Museum
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Air Terminal Museum
Located up the street from the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, the Municipal Hangar WR-4 was constructed soon after the airport opened in 1928 and is believed to be the oldest aviation-related structure in Houston. After serving successively as a maintenance facility for air mail planes, Eastern Air Lines’ Houston maintenance base, and eventually the ‘Sky Travel’ Fixed Base Operator, the hangar now provides shelter for the museum’s collection of aircraft.
- The museum’s terminal building is full of air-conditioning, but the bay of the 1928 Carter Airmail Hangar is not.
- Any visitor may go through the museum’s terminal building ground floor at their own pace or with a docent led guided tour.
- Visitors may not access the upper floors or balconies of the terminal building outside of specially designated events or exhibits that take place periodically throughout the year.
- Visitors may sit outside the terminal building and watch the planes or take advantage of the films in our theater.
- Food and drink can be in the theater and outside of the terminal only.
- No food and drink permitted on the ramp area, inside the atrium or terminal galleries, or inside the 1928 Carter Airmail Hangar.
- Visitors may tour the 1928 Carter Airmail Hangar by escort only, and subject to staff availability.
- Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Closed Monday
- Museum members, US Military, Police and Firefighters receive free admission.
The Museum is Closed on the following dates
- All Mondays
- New Year’s Day (January 1)
- Fourth of July (July 4)
- Thanksgiving Day (date changes each year)
- Christmas Eve (December 24)
- Christmas Day (December 25)
- New Year’s Eve (December 31) closes at 3pm
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