The Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) is a 501c3 aviation museum and STEM learning center with a mission to celebrate flight and achievements in Texas aviation history as well as educate and engage our youth through science, technology, engineering and math. In addition to the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, the 130,000 square foot museum is home to a flying collection of rare and historic commercial, general aviation and military aircraft. Guests can experience the wonder of flight in a warbird ride and get hands-on in the high-tech Aviation Learning Center and Flight Academy. Multiple public and STEM-focused education programs create an unforgettable museum experience for visitors of all ages.
Aviation inspires achievement and endless possibilities!
Celebrate flight and achievement in Texas aviation history; and, Educate and engage our youth through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
To be a dynamic and interactive educational flight museum reaching the people of Texas as a recognized experience of choice
The Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) opened to the public in November 1990 at Scholes Field in Galveston, Texas as a dream come true for its founder, Robert Waltrip. His expansive collection of aircraft created an amazing museum experience, and in 1999, added the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame to the museum. In 2017, the museum relocated to Houston at Ellington Airport. LSFM’s move from Galveston was much more than a change in location. It marked the transformation into a flight museum experience designed to inspire and educate future generations, honor those who flew in the past and commemorate the rich history of Texas aviation, highlighting its impact on the state, the nation and the world.
The Lone Star Flight Museum shares the storied history of flight and its place in the continuing Texas and American journey. The daring exploits of aviation pioneers combine with hands-on interactive displays detailing the evolution of technology in the exhibits. These features, along with airworthy aircraft in the hangars bring the wonder of flight to life. LSFM is the only museum in the Greater Houston area that combines science, history and live flight into one amazing experience, and it’s the only museum whose exhibit fly!
From flight experiments and crafts to in-depth discussions on aviation and historical events, public programming at the museum puts the experience in the hands of our visitors. Tours inside historic planes like the DC3 and Howard 250, and warbird rides in the B-25, Stearman and others create bucket-list worthy visits for everyone.
The museum education programs are STEM-based interactive opportunities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) along with formal and informal programming. This combination of activities creates a learning experience like no other for students of all ages. Both online and in-museum offerings are uniformly aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards as appropriate, and all programs are designed to be easily customizable for students K-12.
The Lone Star Flight Museum is recognized as one of the top flying museums in the United States and continues to provide an intriguing and entertaining museum visit for everyone!