The Frontiers of Flight Museum is an aerospace museum that is located in Dallas, Texas, Dallas County. It was founded in November 1988 by Jan Collmer, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and William E. Cooper. The museum was originally located within a terminal at Dallas Love Field. Now the museum occupies a 100,000-square-foot building on Lemmon Avenue, at the southeast corner of Love Field.
In 1963, the publisher o Flight Magazine and noted aviation historian George Haddaway donated his great collection of archival materials and artifacts to The University of Texas. Later, this collection was moved from Austin to The University of Texas at Dallas in the 1970s.
In 1988, Mr. Haddaway and The University of Texas at Dallas made an agreement with a group of Dallas leaders to display most of the physical artifacts at an site off campus. The Frontiers of Flight Museum was formed in 1988. It was found as a nonprofit organization.
The public had great enthusiasm for the Museum and this prompted Musem leadership and the city to develop plans to build the Museum that stands today. It is located at the southeaster corner of the Dallas Love Field Airport, located on Lemmon Avenue. It opened in June of 2004. The Museum consists of 2 hangar like buildings that are climate controlled and joined by a connecting structure on both levels.
The mission of the Museum is to motivate, educate, and inspire those of all ages in North Texas by presenting space flight history and aviation and innovation through comprehensive collections, exhibits, programming, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum.
There are many programs available at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. These include Field Trips to the Museum, Tours at the Museum, At Your Campus Programs, STEM Camps, Online Resources, Scout Programs, Family Events, and Initiatives and Awards.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum is a great venue that can accommodate both large 1000 person events or small intimate gatherings. The Musem offers rental spaces including a Conference Room, the Mezzanine, Hamilton Family Auditorium, and the Richard W. Cree Exhibit Hall.
The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. It is closed for New Years Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Tickets can be purchased at arrival, however, larger groups require advanced reservations.
The Museum is located at 6911 Lemmon Ave in Dallas, TX.
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