About Us

Oklahoma History Takes Flight!

The MD-80 Airplane - donated to TASM by American AirlinesOur story begins in 1998 in a 1940s hangar on the Spartan School of Aeronautics’ campus. While we’ve grown since then, our mission is the same – preserving Oklahoma’s aerospace heritage to inspire science-based learning through discovery. By 2005, TASM moved into its own facility on a 17.8 acre campus on the north side of the Tulsa International Airport. With the help of Tulsa County’s Vision 2025 proposition, the James E. Bertelsmeyer Planetarium opened in 2006, providing many Oklahomans their first experience in a planetarium. The planetarium continues to bring a unique and engaging state-of-the-art interactive experience to people throughout the region.

In 2013, TASM opened the doors of the new Discovery Center, featuring a gift from our neighbors at American Airlines – the MD-80 aircraft.

An Unforgettable Image of Space

More than half a million visitors have enjoyed TASM’s historical exhibits, hands-on science exhibits, computer flight simulator lab, and full-dome planetarium shows. Since 1998, TASM has grown into an exciting, vital part of the Tulsa community. Today, we provide unforgettable family entertainment and education through special events like the Tulsa Centennial Airshow, the National Air Tour, the TASM Air and Rocket Racing Show, Defender Days and many other fly-in events.

Tulsa Air and Space Museum is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our federal tax identification number is 73-1452965. Thank you for your support.