Arts and Aviation Camp

Go Fly a Kite!

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mitzvah at the Museum

Docent Led Tours 11am-1pm


If you’ve landed here, we hope you’ll bring your group to the
Southern Museum of Flight for a guided tour and more!









Southern Museum of Flight is home to the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame with over 70 biographical plaques presenting Alabama aviation history through collective biography.


Mary Alice Beatty

Scholarship Supports Women in Aviation/Aerospace

The Mary Alice Beatty scholarship empowers women in aviation. All applicants interested in the Mary Alice Beatty scholarship can apply through Women in Aviation International. You must complete their requirements along with ours that will be listed on their website.

For More information call: 205-833-8226 or email:

1March 27th - March 31st // Spring Break Arts and Aviation Camp
Campers will have a blast learning the basics of flying, building their own gliders, getting into an aircraft cockpit and flying computer flight simulators in our Soar High Center.

Each day, students will receive multiple hands-on arts and aviation experiences that include field trips to the Birmingham Flight School and the 117th Air Refueling Wing, as well as Quad Copter lessons and demonstrations.

This is a week-long Spring Break camp for students ages 7-13 offers half-day options (9am-Noon or 1-4pm) or full days (9am-4pm, early and late drop off available).

Cost: Full day: $200 Non-members/ $150 members
Half day: $100 Non-members/ $75 members
City of Birmingham employees automatically receive the member rate!
2Thursday - March 30th // Go Fly a Kite!
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: East Lake Park
Cost: Free

Join SMOF and City of Birmingham Parks & Recreation Departments as we Fly Kites! Free Kites & Refreshments and Free Fun for the entire Family!
3Friday - April 19th // Mad Dog Flight
Time: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: South Wing
Cost: Free

In commemoration of the American Airmen and Birmingham’s own, Thomas W. Ray, Leo F. Baker, Riley W. Shamburger who were shot down April 20th on the final days during the Bay of Pigs invasion, The SMOF and the 117th ANG Air Refueling Wing will collaborate to remember this historical event. This program will detail the heroes who fought and remember the CIA’s role during these events.
4Saturday - April 29, 2017 // Sled Driver
An Evening with former SR-71 Pilot Brian Shul
Time: 6-8pm
Location: South Wing
Cost: $50

Join the Birmingham Aero Club and the Southern Museum of Flight for an Evening with former SR-71 Blackbird pilot. Mr. Shul served as a Vietnam War- era attack pilot, flying over 200 combat missions. His inspirational story of being shot-down, surviving being badly burned, and then returning to full flight status will motivate and inspire.

Frequently asked questions

1When is the museum open?

Open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

2How much does it cost to visit the museum?

Family Membership: $65- 1 yr, $85-2 yrs.
Active Military & Families: Free
Adults: $7
Seniors & Students: $6, under age 3 Free

3Does the museum offer rental facilities?

Facilities Rental Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or interested in a one-of-a kind setting for your event, the Southern Museum of Flight offers the perfect venue.

4Is there a way I can get more involved?

The Southern Museum of Flight is looking for volunteers to assist in the Docent program and in Aircraft Restoration. We also seek Interns for unpaid internships throughout the year and especially for the summer. If you are interested in volunteering, WE HOPE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM! Docents | Restoration | Interns