Standard Admission Rates
(Parking Is Always Free)

For information on Museum Memberships click on the link below:

AFHM Memberships

Purchase Admission Tickets or Memberships On-Line

Adults – $17.95

Seniors (65+) – $14.95  (Discount!!!)

Children (4-12) – $12.95  (Discount!!!)

Children 3 and under - FREE

Active & Retired Military w/Military ID – FREE**
(Active-White CAC; Retired-DDForm2RET, Blue Color) – OR –
(Reserve Retired-DDForm2RES, Red Color)

**Spouse and dependents are not included.

Veterans w/VA ID Card – $14.95  (Discount!!!)

AAA Rate – $15.25  (Discount!!!)

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28 Responses to Admission Prices

  1. Marjorie Fox says:

    What is the admission fee for the widow of an Air Force veteran (25 years active duty) with a valid ID card?

    • alon2392 says:

      Hi Marjorie: Free admission applies only to the retired veteran. However, we do offer a senior discount of $14.95. On behalf of the staff at the AFHM, we would like extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for your husband’s service. Sorry for your loss.

      • Marjorie Fox says:

        Thanks for your reply. I will be visiting the museum on Thursday, July 26 with my 8 year old grandson. I want to acquaint him with the family’s military history: his great-grandfather US Army, Battle of the Bulge and his grandfather,a US Air Force pilot in Viet Nam.
        See you then.
        Marge Fox

        • alon2392 says:

          We will look forward to the visit Marge. Let us know if we can assist you in any way while you are here. I am sure your grandson will further appreciate the family history after he visits. Looks like we owe another thanks to you also for great-grandfather’s service.

          • Marjorie Fox says:

            Our visit was fantastic!! Collin was totally absorbed in the wonderful displays. He was even impressed when I told him that his Grandfather, his Mom ( 4 at the time ) and I visited the original MASH Unit while we lived in South Korea (Seoul) for a year. Thank you for creating this wonderful tribute to our military heroes. We will be back.

          • alon2392 says:

            Thank you Marjorie for your feedback. It was great meeting you and Collin both. We look forward to your return visit(s)!! So glad he was able to see it all firsthand and got a better understanding the commitment his Grandfather and Great-grandfather made to this great country of ours.

    • ken moore says:

      Marjorie Fox it is free for retired military members 20 yrs plus with ID card

  2. Janet says:

    Exellent attention to detail. My dad served on a destroyer in both the European and Asian theatres. We know little of his experiences. Also, our families are from Ybor & West Tampa. When the community pool was named in Baldomero Lopez’s memory, we were all so very proud of his story.

    Thank you all for honoring and preserving these men & women, their artifacts, our memories, our pride…

    • alon2392 says:

      Thank you for visiting the museum Janet. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour and appreciate all your kind words. The story of Tampa’s own Baldomero Lopez is quite moving. For those who are unfamiliar, Baldomero Lopez was a young soldier killed on 9/15/1950 during the Korean War’s Inchon Landing when he smothered a live hand grenade with his body to protect his troops. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. The AFHM was quite honored when the Lopez family donated some of his personal belongings. They are included in a display case in our Korean War gallery, which has a life-size diorama depicting Lt. Lopez climbing the ladder just prior to his death, along with an oral history giving further details of this courageous soldier’s story. So many dedicated members of our military – past and present!

  3. Gerry Dollmont says:

    I am retired Naval veteran from the Canadian Navy. I have lived here in Clearwater since 1978. My brother-in-law is visiting from Canada and is also retired CWO from the Canadian Navy. What is the cost of admission to your facility

    • alon2392 says:

      This is the breakdown of our admission prices:

      Adults – $17.95
      Seniors (65+) – $14.95
      Children (4-12) – $12.95
      Children 3 and under – FREE
      Active & Retired (20+ years) Military w/Military ID – FREE (ALL MILITARY)
      (Active-White CAC; Retired-DDForm2RET, Blue Color) – OR –
      (Reserve Retired-DDForm2RES, Red Color)

      Veterans w/VA ID Card – $14.95
      AAA Rate – $15.25

      We would love to have you come out to the museum. We are certain you will enjoy the tour. The AFHM appreciates your service in the Canadian Navy.

  4. Jennifer says:

    My family has a Great Explorations Children’s Museum membership. It often gets us discounts or free admission to other museums. Do you accept it at your museum?

    • alon2392 says:

      Unfortunately, Great Explorations Children’s Museum is not part of our SHARE program. We contacted over 25 local museums this year, of which 16 opted to participate in our SHARE program.

  5. john kubb says:

    I’ve been there a couple times in the last 4 or 5 years, a great place, but I had to do a double take when I saw the admission prices!!!! it was reasonable back then. but it’s outrageous now! almost $70 to take my son his two kids and myself there? i’m sorry but i’d rather drive to Dayton and see the best plane museum in the world at the air force museum! by the way, that’s free! even the one in Georgia is free!

    • alon2392 says:

      I understand your concerns John, but we are a non-profit organization and the majority of our visitors leave feeling they got more than their money’s worth. We are the largest military museum in the southeast United States that does not receive government funding. In the best economy, non-profits struggle. I am happy to know there are some museums who are able to allow people free admission.

  6. deb says:

    My dad is a veteran of WW2. We are planning a family outing to the Museum in the near future. Do you hae anything planned for WW2 veterans this summer?
    My husband is a Viet
    nam era veteran and my son served in the army reserves.
    Thank you we look forward to the vist.

    • alon2392 says:

      Well first, let me thank everyone in your family for their service. We do have our Ride Through History Saturdays coming up (July 13 & 27 and August 10 & 24). This offers an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our vehicles and we will have WWII re-enactors from the 1st Infantry Division giving presentations on these four days. Admission is discounted these four days $10 for adults and $5 for youth age 4-12 and we’ll be serving FREE hot dogs. Drinks will be available for purchase. We would love to have you join us. We have a large gallery dedicated to WWII and I think even if you come on another day, your dad would be quite impressed. Thanks for visiting our web-site and posting your comment. We look forward to your visit.

  7. Samuel Nicholson says:

    I donated my brothers uniforms several years ago and his biography. I visited the museum soon after but never saw anything of my brothers, perhaps it was too soon. Is there a record of him and is it on display? He was one of the youngest Army-Air Corp pilots of WWII. His name Gilbert O Nicholson, retired colonel. he completed 35 missions as co-pilot and pilot at 19. He had pilot training at 17, still a senior in high school, his test scores for the military were superior and they graduated him early 1943 so he could be a pilot for the war effort. He was 18 when he was co-pilot and flew a B-17 to England while in the 8th Air Force.
    One more important note: we had (9) boys in our family and all (9) were in the military, Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, lost a brother in the Korean War. 4 brothers in WWII all others Korean War.
    Thank you for replying

    • alon2392 says:

      Thank you for your inquiry Mr. Nicholson. A private email has been forwarded to the address you provided. The AFHM is most appreciative of your brother’s service and that of our entire family.

  8. Alison says:

    Is the ride on the M-8 and also the motion simulator included in the admission price? If not, how much do those cost? We are planning our 1st visit there this coming week.

    • alon2392 says:

      Sorry for the delay. As of today, 3/26/2014, the M8 is $50 for up to three people and the motion simulator is $5/person/ride with each additional ride costing only $3.

  9. Diana Caughron says:

    We are new to Florida and anxious to bring the entire family to the museum. We are considering coming on one of the ride through history days but I am wondering how crowded it is. My fahter, an army veteran, now uses a wheelchair and I wouldn’t want it to be too stressful for him. Thanks

    • alon2392 says:

      It is hard to say what the crowds will be like on any given day. They are generally a little heavier on the Ride Through History days. If he gets stressed in a crowd, you may want to come during the week or on a Sunday when it is less apt to be overwhelming.

    • alon2392 says:

      Also, we look forward to your visit and would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to your father for his service.

  10. Amy says:

    Our family has two adults and six children. We’d like to purchase a family membership. Would only five of our family members be covered? How can we purchase membership for all eight?

    • alon2392 says:

      I have sent you an email. Please check your spam/junk folder if you don’t see it as sometimes our emails are sent there. Thank you.

  11. Eric Minchey says:

    Will you accept A DD-214 as proof of Veteran Status if a Vet doesn’t have a VA/retired ID?

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