About

Located in Galveston, Texas since 1990, the Lone Star Flight Museum is a 501 (c)(3) educational museum. In addition to housing an award -winning collection of historically significant aircraft, the museum is also home to the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. Lead by CEO Douglas H. Owens, Lt. General (Ret), the Museum will move from its current Galveston location to a new $38M state of the art facility at Ellington Field in Houston, TX. The new Museum will open to the public Labor Day weekend. The 130,000 square foot facility will include the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, historic aircrafts and period artifacts, and a $1 million Aviation Learning Center featuring simulator-based S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum, that provides a hands-on, interactive learning environment to inspire and educate students.  An initial $25 million Phase I capital campaign to build a new facility at Ellington Airport was completed in 2015. That success led to a further expansion of the facility and mission of the museum. A Phase II campaign is currently underway to fund that expanded effort.

Mission

Preserve and honor the history of Texas aviation.
Educate today’s youth in the STEM disciplines related to flight.
Inspire them towards futures of promise and purpose.

Vision

 A world-class educational museum linking an understanding of the past with inspiration for the future.

 

History

The Lone Star Flight Museum, a 501 (c)(3) self-supporting educational museum, began as a private aircraft collection in June 1985. The acquisition of more aircraft quickly led to a search for a new home. In 1990, construction of a 50,000 sq. ft. Phase I facility began at Galveston's Scholes Field. Continued rapid growth required construction of a 30,000 sq. ft. Phase II hangar in 1991. Along with the aircraft collection, the LSFM began to acquire and display aviation memorabilia and artifacts, develop educational programs, and recruit volunteers through our Membership Program implemented in July 1991. The LSFM receives over 35,000 of volunteer service hours each year. Many programs and participation opportunities are available for members to promote and support the LSFM mission.

The 74th Texas Legislature through a concurrent resolution signed by then Gov. George W. Bush, established the LSFM as the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. The LSFM quickly organized a capital campaign and the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Education Center was completed in November of 1999. Housed in the new addition are the displays presenting each inductee's experiences and contributions to aviation. Other rotating and permanent educational exhibits designed to increase knowledge, interest and the impact of aviation on today's world are found throughout the Education Center.

The Fondren Center for Aviation Studies and Jesse H. Jones Research Center Library opened in 1998. The center contains the LSFM's extensive collection of books, manuscripts, oral histories and original papers of aviators and aviation history. The Library is open to researchers worldwide.

The LSFM continues to bolster its national and international reputation as one of the top flying museums in the United States. Today the Museum displays over 40 historically significant aircraft and over 1500 artifacts that demonstrate the quantum leap in technology - from gliders to space - over the past century.

The Museum's flying collection of award winning aircraft annually logs more than 40,000 cross-country air miles to participate in flying displays and air shows. The Museum's P-47 Thunderbolt participates in the United States Air Force "Heritage Flight" program. Comprised of Air Force demonstration pilots and select vintage aircraft, the "Heritage Flight" unites the classic war birds of yesterday with current inventory jet fighters at aviation events across the country. This unique production takes the living history lesson to the public in the air and is seen by over 1.5 million people each year.

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Tickets

Adults (18+)
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$10.00
Seniors (65+)
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$8.00
Youth/Students (5‑17)
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$8.00
Children under 5 years
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Free

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Hours

The Lone Star Flight Museum is open daily

9:00am - 5:00pm

The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day & 
Christmas Day.

Location

2002 Terminal Drive
Galveston, TX 77554

Tel: (409) 740-7722

Toll free: 1-888-FLY-LSFM (359-5736)

Email: flight@lonestarflight.org

Our Galveston location will close 7/15/2017.
Please visit us at our new home at Ellington Airport!
Opening Labor Day Weekend.