The Raytheon Pavilion, neighbored by our outdoor collection of historic and modern helicopters, stands between Hangars 37 and 79, offering visitors to the Museum an inspired and ever-changing roster of experiences with traveling exhibits covering everything from the future of aviation to the heroes of World War II.
The Raytheon Pavilion is a permanent pavilion opened at the Museum in 2016, with the intention of providing exposure to national and international traveling exhibits as experienced through the lens of American history. The Raytheon Pavilion is made possible by Raytheon and currently hosts Above and Beyond, the world’s most interactive aviation and space exhibit, presented by Boeing. Previously, The Raytheon Pavilion was home to MathAlive!, an immersive STEM education exhibit.
In spring 2020, The Raytheon Pavilion will host Bob Hope: An American Treasure, a 22,000 square foot exhibition that tells the story of Bob Hope, an American comedian, actor and entertainer who is best remembered for the joy he brought the service men and women on the front lines of World War II.
Our outdoor collection can be found right outside The Raytheon Pavilion and contains XX helicopters in excellent condition, ranging from WWII-era helicopters to those which can be found in the skies today.