The Great Gallery is a 3 million-cubic-foot, six-story glass-and-steel exhibit hall currently containing 39 full-size historic aircraft, 23 of which including the nine-ton Douglas DC-3 hang from the space-frame ceiling in flight attitude. These aircraft trace the history of the first century of flight.
Dramatically lit at night, the Gallery is a stunning architectural achievement.
Take a closer look at some our featured exhibits, but remember, nothing beats climbing into the cockpit for yourself!
Great Gallery Rehang Video
In 1998, the Museum conducted a "rehang" project in the Great Gallery, putting the air- and spacecraft into their present configuration. A short time-lapse film was created to capture this amazing feat: