Family Events

Pima Air and Space Museum

Take a look at our special events calendar and read information about upcoming events for the whole family.

The Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off

The Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off is our exclusive competition for kids ages 6 to 14 awarding a 60-minute introductory airplane flight over Tucson and a tablet for the longest throw for a paper airplane in each age group.

It is a fun-filled day featuring:

  • Paper airplane folding with tips and a demonstration from Ken Blackburn (a Guinness World Record holder for a paper airplane throw)
  • Pilot “training” including fun on an inflatable obstacle course
  • A NASCAR race car simulator, lunch, snacks, a prize wheel sponsored by Mars Chocolate North America, and more.

Entrants receive a FREE t-shirt and drawstring backpack. Each entrant can bring 4 guests. Everyone at the event is eligible for great door prizes including another Double Eagle Aviation introductory flight above Tucson; NASCAR race tickets; Mars Chocolate North America candies and more. Advanced registration is required (register early, it fills up!). More information and registration is available at http://greatpaperairplane.org/.


Kids! Costumes! Candy! Crafts!

This is “non-scary” Halloween carnival fun for the whole family. The admission price is $10 for ages 13 & older; members and children ages 12 & under are FREE. We encourage costumes and offer family-friendly Halloween activities.

In the past, activities included:

  • Trick or treating
  • Pony rides
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Twix & Wrigley’s gum stick bi-plane craft
  • Fishing for prizes
  • Baked goods walk
  • “Ghoulish” games:
  • Eyeball Mini Putt-Putt
  • Mummy Bowling
  • Halloween “Twister”
  • The Flight Grill restaurant transforms into the “Fright Grill” for the evening, offering Halloween-themed dinners.

Plus, the aircraft and exhibits in the Main Hangar are open for viewing under ghoulish lights. Night of Fright.