Pima Air and Space Museum
Several complimentary tours led by experienced, friendly docents or self-guided for an unforgettable experience.
Highlights of AviationWorld War IIWalking Tour - Self-GuidedFamily Tour - Self-Guided
Highlights of Aviation Tour
A 50-minute guided tour, detailing the history of aviation and highlighting key components of our collection in the Main Hangar, is offered daily. This tour is led by experienced, friendly docents, and is FREE with admission.
Pima Air & Space Museum is known for its World War II collection. This 60-minute guided tour in Hangar 3, 4 & 5 highlights the contributions of airplanes, heroes and advances in aviation technology during the early to mid 1940s in the European and Pacific theaters. This daily tour is FREE with admission.
Walking Tour – Self-Guided: Tools
Feel free to stroll our 6 hangars (including the 390th Memorial Museum) and 80 acres on your own. Experienced docents are available inside the hangars to answer questions or to provide an impromptu mini tour. Please note the 390th Memorial Museum’s hours are 10:00am to 4:30pm. Hangers 3, 4 and 5,as well as the Space Gallery begin closing at 4:30 pm to allow sufficient time for you to exit by our closing time (5:00pm). Thanks for your cooperation.
For smartphone/iPad users, we offer additional tools: QR codes. Most of our outdoors planes’ information signs offer QR codes. Simply download a free app such as QR Reader and point your camera, shoot the black and white bitmapped square and voila: a direct link to that plane’s museum webpage.
Walking Tour: Self-Guided with Kids
We are pleased to provide a safe environment for kids to explore. Kids (and adults) are allowed to touch most of the planes here—with respect of course.
Aviation is full of advanced technology and we have plenty to offer in terms of inspiring young minds. We believe the airplanes speak for themselves and they have a lot to say. As you know, kids’ interests change as they grow (which is why you’ll want to bring them back again and again). According to 2012 “The Art of the Family Vacation” research by H2R Market Research, to optimize a museum visit with kids base the activities on the age of the child, specifically:
The following is a brief summary of suggestions to pique kids’ natural curiosity by the aforementioned age groups throughout the museum. As some activities appeal to several age groups, they are color-coded to help families with children of more than one age group.