Private Event Requests
ASOM COVID-19 Considerations for Events (effective January 14, 2021)
Due to COVID-19, the Museum will not host any events until after May 1, 2021.
Thank you for your interest in the use of the museum facility for your event. Your support is appreciated. The museum provides a unique experience for a wide variety of uses, offering beautiful grounds, a breathtaking lobby, superb displays, choices of spaces and services, and a convenient location.
The ASOMF does not allow the ASOM facility to be used for political campaigning, religious activities, or fundraising activities other than fundraising for direct support of the ASOM in accordance with the ASOMF non-profit charter.
The theater features 230 upholstered seats with ample handicap spaces in a stadium style configuration. A 30 foot by 40-foot screen covers the main wall. Several large format movies designed and filmed for the museum shows modern airborne and special operations units in action. The theater is available for viewing the museum’s film, formal ceremonies, or program seminars. No food or beverages allowed.
The museum has a smaller theater that is used to show a rotating collection of educational and entertaining films related to the airborne and special operations. There are 40 fixed, upholstered, theater style seats facing an area with ample space for presentations. No food or beverages permitted.
The conference room is ideal for conferences, or meetings of up to 25 people. It is equipped with a projector, projection screen and dry erase board for meetings and presentations. No food or beverages permitted.
Pritzker Motion Simulator:
The motion simulator is a 24-seat platform that moves up to 18 degrees in concert with two special films designated to simulate parachuting and helicopter flights at tree-top level. The “ride” gives the viewer the opportunity to immerse themselves in high-speed military action.
Lobby and Special Exhibit Gallery
The lobby is 5,000 square feet of terrazzo floor that is highlighted by five-story glass walls and 16 large round columns. In the center of it all is a fully deployed parachute and paratrooper behind a brushed aluminum rail. A second parachute is deployed overhead, and unit lineages and honors grace the walls. The adjoining Special Exhibit Gallery without an exhibit display can accommodate 110 guests for a standing reception. The lobby area accommodates 300 guests reception style, or 150 guests seated at round tables. The lobby has restricted use during the normal hours of operation of the museum.
Located on the Hay Street side of the museum, the gardens are a fresh air way to experience the museum. The walkways are lined with granite pavers engraved with the names of soldiers, family members, and other supporters of the museum.
The Parade Field is a groomed field in front of the museum. The field has a sidewalk that connects it to the museum, a small concrete bleacher type seating area for 60 guests.