Bird Aviation Museum
Dr. Forrest M. Bird's Aviation Museum and Invention Center
Museum Hours
Year-Round Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 9am to 3pm

Closed during the holidays, extreme weather and for routine maintenance and upkeep.

Please call the museum to hear about any special opening hours:
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Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 3pm.

Please call the museum directly at 208-758-8355 for the most up to date information.

To arrange your group visit, please call 208-758-8355. For a faster response, email

The museum may be able to accommodate visits even during the temporary closures, so please reach out.

Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Center
2678 W. Cessna Avenue
Hayden, Idaho 83835

(Once you are at gate #14 at the corner of Atlas Road & Cessna, please call the museum for the gate access code)

Important Notes regarding operations:

  • If the outside temperature is in the upper 90s, please call the museum and listen to the voicemail to see if the museum is open. The museum doesn't not have air conditioning in the hangar and it gets very warm.
  • If the air quality is very bad due to the smoke in our area, the museum will close for the safety of everyone.

Museum closure dates:

  • CLOSED, December 23, 2023 through February 24, 2024 (Museum will temporarily close for 8 weeks during winter months as staff changes up museum displays, replaces flooring, rotates airplanes and performs the annual deep cleaning).
  • Saturday, March 30, 2024 (Easter weekend)
  • Thursday, July 4-6, 2024 (Independence Day weekend)
  • November 19-23, 2024 (Thanksgiving week)

Please note *** even during the published winter extended closure period, occasionally we are still available to open up and give tours as we are still at the museum working. Please email, call/leave a voicemail and we will get back with you asap.

To make a one time or to set up a monthly donation to the museum,
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the museum PayPal link is:

Museum Admission is: FREE

To arrange your group visit or private luncheon at any time during the year, please email or call 208-758-8355.

Consider the Bird Museum to host Organizations, such as the:
Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts, Summer Camps, Educational Camps, and School Visits are all welcome to come and experience Bird Museum.

The Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center strives to educate visitors about the historic contributions of aviators and innovators who have helped create modern technology, and celebrate these individuals who have forever changed the way we live. It only takes one person to change the world."


This museum is dedicated to those aviators and innovators,
who have and will continue to change the world.

Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center
2678 W. Cessna Avenue. Hayden, Idaho 83835