Aerial Adventures Newsletter

Celebrate Aviation 2023

What a better way to spend Kansas Day than here at the Kansas Aviation Museum as we Celebrate Aviation! This is our 2nd Annual Celebrate Aviation event, and this year we will have a special evening honoring our supply companies in aviation. The story of aviation is comprised of the over 500 companies in Kansas that supply OEMs with parts and components.

Get your tickets for this special evening, Saturday January 28th from 4-6pm. We will recognize Lee Aerospace, Integrated Components, and a soon to be named company. We will see highlights from these companies and recognize the work our suppliers play in aviation today!


Get your tickets here

Kansas Aviation Museum 30th Anniversary

The Wichita Eagle ran a front page story about our Matty Project and 30th Anniversary Celebration. Included was this great video done by our friends at Intake Studios and Howerton+White.

Read the Story Here!

Upcoming Events


3rd - Closed

8th - Senior Thursday

24th - Closed

25th - Closed

31st - OPEN


1st - Closed

12th - Senior Thursday

28th - Celebrate Aviation Event

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Giving Tuesday

Happening Now!

There is still time to make your year end donation to the Kansas Aviation Museum. Your gift goes to continue the work we've seen over the past year. We've had projects like the Women of Aviation exhibit and the Matty Project happen because of your support. You can give online or mail in your contribution to:

Kansas Aviation Museum

3350 S. George Washington Blvd

Wichita, KS 67210

Yes, I want to Support KAM

Senior Thursday Series

Join us on Thursday, December 12th for our Senior Thursday Series with George Varga.

This is a story of desperation, determination and courage to escape the oppressive burden of life under Communist rule.

Our family's journey became one of hope to find a better life, a journey taking them halfway around the world, through a dozen countries, facing uncertainty and risk, but finding new friends and the generosity of strangers.

Senior Thursday is sponsored by:

Skyward Credit Union

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Little Aviators 2022

Thanks to our partners, The Mattress Hub, we are able to offer this program free to all kids 12 and under, as well as a free admission for one adult per household and 50% off from additional adults.

Little Aviators is held every Friday from 10a-12p. Bring your friends along and have some fun playing on our computer sims, indoor play area, and hands-on STEM activities.

"Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price"

Amelia Earhart

Where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday we welcomed 2022 in, and now we get ready to say farewell. This year has been a great year for KAM, but we have also seen some tougher times. We lost two great volunteers this year, Dave Robbins, and this past month, Ron Blum. Our volunteers are the heartbeat of this museum, and it's always sad to say goodbye.

Here are some successes this year. Our attendance increased by 35% from pre-Covid 2019 numbers! Our partnerships within the community have increased as more folks are getting involved in our committees. We opened up our Women of Aviation exhibit in August, and have begun construction on the first major renovation in over a decade. Our Matty Project Capital Campaign continues to see support, and by the beginning part of 2023, we will be able to open these new exhibits! This is because of your support.

As we look ahead to 2023, I look forward to seeing you here at the museum, whether it's for touring, a corporate event, or one of our exciting events. There are great days ahead for KAM. Please, take a second to consider supporting us financially. As a 501c3 non-profit, we rely on the generosity of folks like you!


Ben Sauceda

Kansas Aviation Museum

Executive Director

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