The American Airpower Museum follows whatever NYS guidelines are in effect for our institution. While the wearing of masks is encouraged, it is currently no longer a requirement. If you have any questions, please check with the NYS Department of Health before your visit for the current guidelines, as they can change.
As we all deal with the health concerns regarding the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the American Airpower Museum has set up guidelines to provide our visiting public with a safe and enjoyable experience. We have established protocols to allow visitors to enjoy the museum while adhering to the guidelines set forth by New York State and the Center for Disease Control.
Guidelines for Museum Visitors:
All visitors, staff, and volunteers will be asked to kindly wear a mask if they are not vaccinated or are at high risk from COVID-19. During the Summer, Fall, and Spring masks will not be required while the Hangar doors are open and provide air circulation through the facility. During winter months please follow the guidance at the admission counter,and of our docent staff on mask requirements while our hangar doors are closed.This is primarily due to outside air temperatures dropping and required heating needs requiring the wear of masks indoors depending on current medical guidance. If visitors, staff, or volunteers do not have a mask available they will be available in our gift shop / admissions entrance.
Once inside our hangar there are hand sanitizer stations located at the gift shop entrance, and outside our two restrooms. During your visit we ask that social distancing be maintained as best as possible. UV sanitizing lights have been installed in the bathrooms to provide additional protection and will be operated and checked by museum staff and volunteers regularly during inspections and cleaning.
Once you enter the museum, movement through the display areas will be guided by our staff as needed, otherwise unrestricted. Please follow the instructions of our docents as this will keep guests from unnecessarily passing and bunching up in the pathways as you visit the museum.
Volunteer museum docents will be stationed throughout the museum to provide guidance and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
While visiting the museum tour groups will be kept to smaller sizes, unless a group has arrived together and are associated with each other.
Current Exhibit and Display guidance:
As we navigate this challenging time, we hope you will understand the need for taking every precaution during your visit to make your time with us and safe, healthy, and ultimately enjoyable. Our staff, and dedicated volunteers are working hard to keep the museum up and running so we can continue to operate and welcome guests through the continuing challenges caused by COVID-19. We hope that soon these guidelines will be a thing of the past and we can all return to pre-pandemic operations very soon. Thank you all for your understanding and patience and we look forward to having you visit.