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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Winter Hours)
Tuesday through Friday


-- Groups and visitors who do not possess Military ID cards must have a base pass to gain access to Peterson Air Force Base and the Museum. Call 719-556-4915, or access the on-line visit request form below at least one day in advance to arrange for your pass, using these procedures:

-- State or federal issued Photo ID is required. (NOTE: State driver's licenses or ID cards marked with "NOT VALID FOR FEDERAL ID" or with similar statements will not be accepted for entry onto Peterson Air Force Base.)

-- Drivers will need to have proof of insurance and registration for their vehicles.

-- Absolutely no firearms or other weapons are allowed on base. Visitors with firearms will be turned over to Colorado Springs Police Department.

-- Acceptance of a base visitor pass means all visitors consent to search of vehicles or personal belongings anytime while on Peterson Air Force Base.

(November 6, 2018 through March 31, 2019):

VISITOR HOURS: 10am - 3pm, Tuesday through Friday

TUESDAY Through FRIDAY Visitors:
-- Please request the pass a minimum of 1 day in advance (2 days for parties with foreign visitors) of your visit. Please call between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm MST or submit on-line requests by 2:00 pm MST.
-- You will receive your pass at the Security Forces Visitor Center, located to the right just before the West Gate. Please have your ID, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance available. Once you receive your pass, return to your vehicle and proceed to the West Gate. Please have your pass, ID, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance available to the entry controllers at the gate.

On-Line Visit Request Submission


The Peterson Air and Space Museum is located inside Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. Use the West Gate to enter.

*** NOTE: Do NOT enter the Museum address into GPS. You will be directed to the incorrect entry gate ***

Travel east on Airport Road from its Powers Boulevard intersection, then turn right onto Stewart Avenue. The Security Forces Visitor Center is located to the right just before the West Gate.

Once you have entered the base, remain on Stewart Avenue until the intersection with Peterson Boulevard. Turn right onto Peterson Boulevard. Turn left at Ent Avenue. Parking is available in front of the Museum at 150 E. Ent Avenue.

peterson museum map Driving Route to Peterson Air & Space Museum


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