HeLmerich Exhibit Hall
The Helmerich Exhibit Hall provides an exciting educational experience with being jam packed with static aircraft on display, aircraft you can hop into and play with the controls, interactives to learn basic aerospace principles, a tour of the MD-80, and more!
TASM’s exhibit hall inspires curiosity seekers to explore our universe and discover the wonders of Earth. Here is a sneak peak into what we have to offer!
Sneak Peak- Interactives
Ray Booker Flight Lab
The Ray Booker Flight Lab is reopened with limited capacity. Open from 11am-4pm, with last admittance at 3:30pm. The flight lab includes everything you need to feel, and train, like a pilot- from yoke to throttle!
$5: 30 minutes of free play time. Members free.
Ages 12 and up only, all youth must be accompanied by an adult.
Build Your own Aircraft simulator
This touch screen interactive gives you missions for your own aircraft to complete! Do you have cargo to carry? Is speed the name of you game? See what it takes to engineer an aircraft and what factors can affect flight and more.
This interactive exhibit is perfect for the little ones! Learn the forecs of flight with Bernouilli’s principle by stacking balls in the air. How many can you stack?
Sneak Peak- Aircraft & exhibits
American Airlines Md-80
The American Airlines MD-80 is open to the public! The MD-80 theater experience is closed until further notice. Guests will see the full MD-80 plane, including the cockpit on volunteer given tours.
Weather and events permitting, the current MD-80 schedule tour schedule is every hour on the half hour at:
The MD-80 may be closed due to a private event rental, cockpit tours only will be available in the event of a private event.
Rockwell Ranger 2000
The Ranger is a well loved aircraft by all ages! Designed by Rockwell for the Joint Primary Training Systems (JPATS) competition, the Ranger was built in Germany in conjunction with Messerschmitt, Bolkow and Blohm. Unfortunately the Ranger was not selected, but found her home here at TASM! Climb into the cockpit and feel the thrill of being a pilot!
Grumman F-14a Tomcat
Brought to the Museum by two Oklahomans, Eric Benson of Sallisaw and Senator James Inhofe of Tulsa. TASM’s F-14A Tomcat is painted in the squadron colors of VF-41 “The Black Aces.” Listed on the nose are the names of Oklahomans who were pilots or crew members of the Tomcat, a gold star indicating those who were killed in action or during training
the Tulsamerican b-24 exhibit
As part of President Roosevelt’s “Arsenal of Democracy” to aid WWII efforts, Tulsa was selected as the new location of a Douglas plant. Employees of the Douglas-Tulsa plant bought enough war bonds to cover the cost of the last B-24 built in Tulsa, and so dubbed it The Tulsamerican. The Tulsamerican fought in Europe, it’s last mission was on December 17, 1944 where is was attacked and crashed. It currently rests in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia.
the Flagship Tulsa Exhibit
Back around 2007 the Tulsa Air and Space Museum was made aware the classic Douglas DC-3 Flagship Tulsa had been sitting in storage in Oskosh OK, for 20 years. The museum board partners with American AIrlines and about a dozen hardworking volunteers to restore her cockpit to all its glory!
tulsa municiple airport terminal
In 1930, Tulsa’s Municipal Airport was the busiest airport in the world due to the oil boom. Tulsa’s wood and tarpaper shack was inadequate, plans were made to replace it with a modern terminal building. This exhibit is a recreation of the art deco airport terminal completed in 1931, walk through the original door frames just like aviation greats Will Rogers, Amelia Earhart and Wiley Post did in the 30’s.