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    Explore over a century of aviation at the Pima Air and Space Museum, the largest privately funded aerospace museum in the world. Experience over 270 military, commercial, and civilian aircraft including President Kennedy's Air Force One, the supersonic SR-71 Blackbird, and a replica of the first airplane ever built-the Wright Flyer! Home of the WWII themed event in aircraft hangers surrounded by authentic vintage aircraft. 

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    Hours of Operation: 9 am to 5 pm daily

    For more information call (520) 574-0462

    Pima Air & Space Museum: 6000 E. Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85706
    pimaair.or

     

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    The Pima Air & Space Museum, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 and opened for business on May 8 in 1976, in Tucson, Az to serve as a publicly accessible historic repository for all era, nations and types of aerospace vehicles and historic artifacts related to this theme. We preserve, protect, restore, interpret, and display human achievement in aerospace every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. As one of the world’s largest and most diverse Aerospace Technology and History museums with nearly 450 Aerospace Vehicles in our collection our audience is global. The Museum is the principal site for the organizations incorporated under the Arizona Aerospace Foundation with 52 staff, 32 full-time and 20 part-time, which consists of: The Pima Air & Space Museum, The Titan Missile Museum, and The Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame. On an annual basis the museum sees between 180,000 – 200,00 paid visitors locally, nationally, and internationally; and admits approximately 30,000 school and community youth groups free as part of our education programing. Visit  www.pimaair.org for more information and how to plan your visit.

    Tours of the 309th AMARG ‘Boneyard’ Facility are no longer offered, and ended in 2020,  due to changes in U.S. Air Force Security operations and policy. But narrated tram tours and docent lead gallery talks are available at the Pima Air & Space Museum on a regular basis. Become a member to receive up to date information on all our activities and programs.

    The Pima Air and Space Museum is the third largest aviation museum in the country and one of the 5 largest in the world. The museum is a private self-supporting non-profit entity that sees nearly 200,000 visitors annually. The museum is located on 136 acres of land, of which 95 are developed for aircraft exhibition. The museum collection consists of 425+ airframes. The 6 public exhibit galleries are located across the display grounds. These galleries host exhibits and aircraft from the earliest days of powered flight through to the modern era and encompass 250,000 square feet of interior area. The Pima collection is rich with unique ‘one-of-a kind’ aircraft seen nowhere else on the planet, such as the Boeing YC-14, Northrop YC-125A, Budd RB1, Columbia XLJ-1, B-52A 003, Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, B747 and B777 to name a few – our airliner collection is one of the best in world. The Smithsonian Institution has entrusted us with the permanent stewardship of the only remaining example of the Martin PBM-5A flying boat.

    The Museum currently has on display a number of unique NASA operated airframes and is one of the largest and most significant NASA airframe collections outside of NASA itself. The current NASA collection consists of: Aero Spacelines 377-SG Super Guppy, N940NS; Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I N4NA; Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream II N948NA; Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker “Weightless Wonder V” N931NA; Boeing NB-52A Stratofortress “The High and Mighty One” Serial Number: 52-0003; Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird, Serial Number 61-7951and flown as 60-6937 by NASA; Martin WB-57F Canberra N925NA; NASA Mini-Sniffer II drone. We have several space capsules used to train NASA Astronauts including a Space Shuttle cockpit flight simulator. We are also well represented with WW II aircraft from all the combatant nations of that conflict with a few examples being a P-51 Mustang, Chance-Vought Corsair, B-29 Super Fortress, B-24 Liberator, Nakajima ‘Hayabusa’ Oscar, Il-2 Sturmovik and more. Recently we have expanded our Cold War and GWOT collections with an HH-60 Blackhawk, OH—58D Kiowa, F-16’s and more.

    In addition to the aircraft collection the museum has an inventory of 60,000 aviation related artifacts such as flying clothing, equipment, art etc. We also have a photo archive of 1 million plus images, an aviation reference library of 7,500 unique volumes and a technical library of over 2,000 aircraft manuals, both civil and military.

     

    Admission prices: $18.50 adults (13+), $15.75 seniors (65+), $12.00 children 5-12, children 4 and under are free. Pima County residents are $15.25 (13+).

    Attractions in Pima County are open with capacity limits. For the best experience call ahead before visiting and ask about current guidelines and precautions.

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    Diane Frisch, Director

    (520) 724-7355


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