Explore with Kids: Fargo Air Museum

Fargo Air Museum

Fargo Air Museum

Location: 1609 19th Ave N, Fargo

Located in North Fargo, across from the FargoDome and near the Hector International Airport, this museum is two hangars filled with a rotating selection of aircraft displays. Open since 2001, it also houses one of the Midwest’s largest aviation libraries.

What to do:

Learn more about aviation through viewing the aircraft, military memorabilia, and exhibits.

Browse the aviation library or make an airplane at the Paper Airplane Station.

Explore the kids play area! It features toys, coloring pages with crayons, age appropriate airplane books, and a movie on repeat.

Sign kids up for a class. Options include STEM classes, day camps, speakers, and seminars. Reference the Fargo Air Museum website for a list of upcoming events!

Check out the gift shop featuring aviation-themed toys, clothing, books, and more.

Try out their new drone cage at the Drone Experience. Recommended for ages 6 and up, and price not included in admission.

Get the experience of flying at the Flight Simulator Lab — fly anywhere in the world with real-time weather and air traffic! Check their website for more information on hours and cost.

Why we love the Fargo Air Museum:

It provides an opportunity to learn more about the history of aviation. With aircraft ranging from a Wright Brothers’ flyer to the MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. And the majority of these planes are still able to fly! Preview some of their exhibits by viewing the Fargo Air Museum website.

This museum is easy to navigate and generally pretty quiet, at least on weekdays.

They offer educational programs for kids to encourage an interest in aviation.

Tours with a veteran pilot guide can be booked in advance.

The Fargo Air Museum provides unique experiences with the use of drones and flight simulators.

Good to know:

Closed Sundays and Mondays, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission for adults (over the age of 12) is $15, children 5 – 11 are $10, students/seniors/veterans/military are $12, and children 4 and under are free.

The Fargo Air Museum is closed for all major holidays and is occasionally closed for private events. Refer to their event calendar for more information.

Looking to explore more museums in our area? Check out our post on Historic Landmarks & Museums in Fargo & Moorhead.
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Leah Tennefos
Leah is a true Midwesterner: born in Minnesota, educated at the University of North Dakota, and living in Fargo since 2009. She has a degree in English and spent years working as a paralegal. Leah is now a stay-at-home mom to two boys, Andrew and Sammy. She spends her free time reading, traveling, and getting a good workout in. She loves learning, music, art, coffee, the oxford comma, and is continually pursuing the elusive goal of having an organized home.

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