Frontiers of Flight Museum

A nonprofit organization

The Frontiers of Flight Museum was founded in 1988 by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and business leaders Jan Collmer and Bill Cooper. The Museum owns a 100,000 sq. ft. facility at Love Field to display an extraordinary collection of more than 40 air and space vehicles with 35,000 supporting artifacts including flight gear, aircraft equipment and components, photographs, documents, and other flight-related memorabilia. More than 111,000 visitors in 2021 viewed examples of the early biplanes, historically important military and general aviation aircraft, and exhibits including the World War I and II Galleries, the unique history of Southwest Airlines, commercial airline artifacts, and one-of-a-kind treasures such as the Vought V-173 "Flying Pancake," the Apollo 7 command module, and a replica of SpaceShipOne. The Museum's partnership with local, regional, and national organizations including the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Texas at Dallas provides access to additional world-class artifacts and major traveling exhibits. Through our award-winning STEM education programs, the Museum helped educate over 24,400 students in 2021, primarily from under-served communities.

Our Needs

With over 45% of the agency budget dedicated to STEM education, the Museum greatest need is raising money to serve our community's children.  Of the 24,400 students served in 2021, 80% did not pay to receive our education services.  Having to scholarship low-income students from Title I schools continues to be our greatest need.  Our partnership with teachers to make sure our curriculum supports what they teach in their classrooms is invaluable.  The Museum's curriculum is tied to TEKS.

“What an amazingly awesome day! Our students from Morton Elementary LOVED their time at the flight museum! Several of them were quoted in saying that it was "the best place ever" or "this is the best day of my life"!!! I just wanted to shoot over a quick e-mail to thank you personally for making our second graders feel so special today! They had a BLAST! (So did their teachers) We appreciate you and look forward to bringing them back next year if possible!”

  • Erin Pavy, Morton Elementary 2nd Grade Teacher


The Frontiers of Flight Museum educates, motivates and inspires all ages in North Texas by presenting aviation and space flight history and innovation through our comprehensive exhibits, collections, programming and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum.


Organization Data


Organization name

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities, Veterans, Education - STEM

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas


6911 Lemmon Ave.
Dallas, TX 75209