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A Look Inside: Fargo Air Museum

The Fargo Air Museum is where history and hands-on fun merge. Education is one of the most important parts of their mission, displayed through educational day camps for kids ages 6-18. But that’s not it: between the two hangars, find aircraft displays ranging from a Wright Brothers’ flyer to the MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. In the Main Hangar, you can find yourself lost in a book at one of the midwest’s largest aviation libraries or creating your own mini airfield! In Hangar 2, the Beck-Odegaard Wing, race your own airplane with the paper airplane-making station. There’s always something new to learn and fun to be had at the Fargo Air Museum—check it out!

Museum History

In 2001, the Fargo Air Museum opened with one hangar, primarily Warbirdfocused. In the years that followed, the types of aircraft grew more diverse with experimental and agricultural added to the collection. In early 2015, the museum expanded to include the Beck-Odegaard wing that is home to the restoration area and youth camp classrooms!


The Fargo Air Museum offers youth educational day camps almost every Saturday. Kids have hands-on experience building rockets, weather modules, robotics and more! Some camps have the unique opportunity to create an exhibit that will be put on display. Quarterly history nights are hosted, featuring a guest speaker with strong ties to aviation. Keep an eye out on Facebook at @fargo.airmuseumfor events for more activities throughout the year like Santa and Easter Bunny Fly-In’s, car shows, hangar dances and more!

For Everyone!

There is nothing like seeing the amazement in a child’s eyes the first time they see a large aircraft up-close. The museum has many activities for every age range, from child to adult. The Fargo Air Museum is truly a hands-on museum with airplanes to climb inside, kids’ play area, an airplane-making station, drones, flight simulators and more. The Fargo Air Museum is a gem in North Fargo that offers a place of community!


Adults (12+): $12
Military/Veteran: $10
Student/Senior (65+): $10
Child (5-11): $8
Child (4 and under): FREE
Museum Members: FREE

Unique Experience

Between the two hangars, there are many amenities. In the Main Hangar you can find four flight simulator bays with two sets of controls, a yoke and a side stick with the option of virtual reality. Choose from over 30 different aircraft and fly anywhere in the world with real-time weather and air traffic. Also in the Main Hangar, you can experience flying your own mini drone! The drone cage features obstacles both high and low to soar through. Not all airplanes are off-limits! Take a seat behind the controls of a real Polliwagen airplane and Huey Helicopter! And head home with a customized, authentic dog tag from the WWII-era dog tag machine.


You can spend your next birthday at the Fargo Air Museum! Cupcakes, pizza and the drone experience are all included for you, family and friends. In fact, the Main Hangar can be rented out for any party or graduation. To learn more about rentals or check on availability, please contact Isabella Goehring by calling 701- 356-5631 or sending an email to [email protected].

Check out these events hosted at the Museum!

Quarterly History Nights After Hours

Usually held 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.—geared towards adults but many kids have attended and found the stories fascinating!

Veteran’s Coffee Hour

Wed every month, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., complimentary coffee and donuts for veterans!

Museum members enjoy a half-hour early admittance to the museum.

Fargo Air Museum

1609 19th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102

facebook: @fargo.airmuseum
Instagram: @fargoairmuseum
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Written by Geneva Nodland

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