Two-day Itinerary

Savor the full Museum experience with two days to immerse yourself in everything our campus has to offer. Spend time in each gallery, enjoy lunch and/or treats, spoil you or your loved ones with a show—you can do it all!

BB's Stage Door Canteen

As you purchase your ticket, choose times for our incredible immersive experiences:

  • Beyond All Boundaries ($11), showing exclusively in The National WWII Museum’s Solomon Victory Theater, is a 4D journey through the war that changed the world. Narrated by executive producer Tom Hanks, this Museum-produced experience features dazzling effects, CGI animation, multilayered environments, and first-person accounts. (48 minutes)
  • The Priddy Family Foundation Freedom Theater ($11) offers audiences a multimedia experience focused on what was at stake during World War II, the meaning of Allied victory, and subsequent generations’ responsibility to defend democracy, protect freedom, and advance human rights. At a pivotal moment in the show, the theater audience platform itself rotates. (30 minutes)
  • Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience (FREE) places visitors aboard the most successful submarine in World War II for its fifth and final war patrol on October 25, 1944. Guests relive the last epic battle of the USS Tang and feel a deeper appreciation for the bravery and sacrifice of those who served in the intense, confined world of underwater warfare. (15 minutes)

Head to the L.W. “Pete” Kent Train Car Experience in Louisiana Memorial Pavilion to begin your Museum visit. Register your Dog Tag either on board the train car or at the kiosk after exiting to follow your WWII servicemember’s story at kiosks throughout your Museum experience and online after your visit.

From there, head to The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George R. Brown Salute to the Home Front, which draws on personal narratives and evocative artifacts to highlight facets of WWII-era American life through an experiential narrative. Explore our original exhibit, The D-Day Invasion of Normandy, on the third floor before journeying across the Horatio Alger Association American Spirit Bridge to the state-of-the-art Campaigns of Courage pavilion.

Take your time as you follow the full timeline of the war in the immersive Richard C. Adkerson & Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries and The Duchossois Family Road to Berlin: European Theater Galleries. The final gallery will lead you to our newest exhibition hall, Liberation Pavilion, exploring the end of World War II, the Holocaust, the postwar years, and how the war continues to impact our lives today.

As you leave Liberation Pavilion, you’ll emerge on the top floor of US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, the stunning home of six restored WWII planes.

Don’t miss the special exhibits in our two dedicated special exhibit galleries: The Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery in Louisiana Memorial Pavilion and Senator John Alario, Jr. Special Exhibition Hall in Hall of Democracy!

Keep your Museum experience going beyond our gallery hours! Make sure to check out the schedules for our nighttime sound and light show, Expressions of America, and BB’s Stage Door Canteen, where the music of the 1940s comes to life.

Only have one day to spend with us? Check out our Full-Day Itinerary to get the most out of your visit.

Short on time? Check out our Half-Day Itinerary recommendations.