Available Tours

NOTICE: the bus tours to Davis-Monthan AFB of the 309th AMARG (AKA “The Boneyard”) have permanently ended. This tour is no longer offered and will not be coming back due to changes in U.S. Air Force security considerations. 

TOUR TYPE

PRICE

Public Tram Tour

$8

Private Tram Tours

$350

Audio Tours

$5

Private Walking Tours

$75

Private Custom Tours

$150

Tram Tour

Public Tram Tours

Price: $ 8 per person with admission to the museum.

Duration: 45 minutes non-stop

Tickets: Tickets for the public trams are sold at admissions only.

Tour Times: Times change daily, please check with admission upon arrival to the Museum. 

The Tram Tours are currently offered daily. All Tram Tours and tour times are subject to selling out, change or cancellation due to weather/mechanical/personnel/late arrivals, or other conditions beyond PASM control.

The Tram Tour is a 45 minute narrated tour of the planes located in the outdoor display area of Pima Air and Space Museum. This tour will take passengers through the museum’s 80 acres on a 1.5 mile circuit. Passengers will view more than 150 planes in our collection and hear highlights of our more significant aircraft. 

Additional Information:

  • Children 2 and under are considered a lap child and do not require a tram ticket (limit one per paying adult). 
  • This tour requires physically stepping up (2 to 4 steps) onto the tram. 
  • Wheelchair Accessible trams available upon request at time of purchase.
  • Tram Tickets can not be purchased or booked in advanced. 
  • There is a limited number of tram seats sold per day. All tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. 
  • While leashed pets are welcome at the museum, we do not allow them on the tram tour, with the exception of service animals. 

Please note: This tour is located on the grounds of Pima Air and Space Museum and will not include the AMARG (AKA the Boneyard) located on Davis Monthan Airforce Base. We can not accommodate any request for private tours of the AMARG facility.

Private trams are available for groups booking within two weeks of their visit date. Please visit our group booking page under plan your visit to book this tour. 

Private Tram Tours 

Price: $ 350 per group plus admission to the museum per person.

Duration: 45 minutes non-stop

Reservations: must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance using our online booking system. 

Capacity: a max of 35 participants per tram

  • If your group has more then 35 participants and are arriving on a bus, we can accommodate the tram tour using your bus. Please email [email protected] for more information about bus tour options. 

    Times

    9:45 am
    2:30pm (October – May)

    • Private tram tours are not available on Mondays.
    • The museum can only accommodate one Tram Tour per time slot. If your group exceeds the number of seats available on a tour, you will need to book the second time slot for the day. Requests to run back-to-back tours or tours outside of the pre-selected time slots cannot be accommodated.
    • Please note: This tour is located on the grounds of Pima Air and Space Museum and will not include the AMARG (AKA the Boneyard) located on Davis Monthan Airforce Base. We can not accommodate any request for private tours of the AMARG facility.

    AUDIO TOURS

    Price: $5 per device plus general admission

    Times: 7 days per week, based on device availability

    Guests can check out an audio tour device and explore the museum at their leisure. Throughout the museum, there are signs that indicate artifacts and exhibits that are part of the Audio Tour. Guests point their device at the signs, and audio will begin playing. Narrated by museum staff, the audio guides provide an in-depth description and history of some of our significant aircraft and exhibits. Narrations include the B-24 Liberator, the Hind helicopter, an Air Force One, the Super Guppy, and so much more!

    For a seamless listening experience, we recommend one device for every two people in your group (though more people can listen at a time).

    While not required to hear the audio tour, the devices are compatible with headphones/earbuds that have a jack (not compatible with wireless devices), and the museum has earbuds for purchase for $1. You may also provide your own.

    Devices are available to check out at the counter in admissions. They are available on a first come, first served basis, and cannot be reserved ahead of time.

    Private Walking Tours 

    These are guided walking tours that last 45 minutes. We offer four different themes: Aviation Highlights, WWII, Cold War, and Walk of Fame. Your group will pick the theme for your tour. Descriptions of the themes are listed below. After the tour, guests will be able to explore the rest of the museum at their leisure.

    Price: $75 per group plus admission 

    Times: 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm – Reservations Required 

    Themes:

    • Aviation Highlights Tour (Hangar 1)
      Your group will be guided through our largest hangar which contains some of the museum’s most popular aircraft! On this tour, you will see aircraft like the SR-71, the F-4 Phantom II, and the world’s smallest biplane, the Bumblebee. This tour will meet in Hangar 1 in front of the Wright Flyer.

    • World War II Tour (Hangars 3,4 &5)
      Your Group will be guided through our 3 WWII hangars. You will learn about planes like the B-29, Catalina, and P-51. This tour will meet in Hangar 5 located on the south side of the museum.

    • Cold War Tour (Hangar 1)
      Your group will be guided through the main hangar and discuss aircraft and artifacts from the Cold War Era. Topics include military demonstration aircraft, the Huey, nuclear weapons, submarine hunting aircraft, and of course, the SR-71 Blackbird. This tour will meet in Hangar 1 in front of the Blue Angels F-11 Tiger.

    • Walk of Fame (Hangar 1, Outside, and Aerospace Gallery)
      Your group will be guided through various hangars and outside to view iconic and record-breaking aircraft, pop culture aircraft, and aircraft types used by celebrities like John Denver, Jim Croce, Harrison Ford, and Led Zeppelin. Aircraft discussed include the Rutan Long EZ, the Westland Lynx, the F-14 Tomcat, and the A-4 Skyhawk. This tour will meet in Hangar 1 in front of the Wright Flyer.

    Important information: 

    • All guest participating on this tour must purchase admission to the museum. 
    • Tours reservations must be made a minimum of 5 days in advanced
    • Tours offered 7 days a week.
    • Maximum Participants per tour is 35. Groups large then 35 participants will need to book multiple tours to accommodate their group size. 

    Please note: This tour is located on the grounds of Pima Air and Space Museum and will not include the AMARG (AKA the Boneyard) located on Davis Monthan Airforce Base. We can not accommodate any request for private tours of the AMARG facility. 

     Please visit our group booking page to book this tour or for more information please email [email protected]

    Custom Private Tour

    In this custom tour, you will be able to choose 4 topics that your guide will cover during your tour. Depending on the topics you choose, the tour may be a walking tour, tram tour, or a mix of both, as some of the aircraft available for this tour are located outside. Before and after the tour, guests will be able to explore the rest of the museum at their leisure.

    Price: $150 per group plus admission.

    Times: 10:30am or 1:00pm- Reservations Required

    • Tours are available Tuesday-Sunday. We are unable to accommodate custom tour requests on Mondays. 
    • Duration: 45 minutes-1 hour
    • Limit 15 people per group.
    • You must book at least two weeks in advance.

    Available Topics
    Below is a list of available topics and the aircraft included in that topic. An asterisk indicates aircraft that are found outside. You can choose 4 topics for your custom tour. 

    • Aircraft Icons: Wright Flyer, F-14 Tomcat, UH-1 Huey, SR-71 Blackbird
    • WWII Europe: Hawker Hurricane, B-24 Liberator, IL-2 Shturmovik, V1 Buzz Bomb
    • WWII Pacific 1: F4U Corsair, P-51 Mustang, B-29 Superfortress, Ohka (kamikaze display)
    • WWII Pacific 2: PBY Catalina, B-25 Mitchell, P-40 Warhawk (Pearl Harbor), Ki-43 Hayabusa
    • Korean War– HTL-2 Sioux, F7F Tigercat, MiG 15, F-86 Sabre
    • NASA Space Program: Mercury Capsule, Apollo Command Module, Space Shuttle Trainer, X-15 Rocket Plane
    • Air Force Fighters*: F-102/106 Delta Dart/Dagger, F4 Phantom II, F-15 Eagle, F-105 Thunderchief
    • Navy/Marine Aircraft*: F/A-18 Hornet, A-4 Skyhawk, A-6/EA-6 Intruder/Prowler, F9F Panther
    • Bombers*: B-36 Peacemaker, B-52 Stratofortress, B-58 Hustler
    • Foreign Aircraft*: SEPECAT Jaguar, English Electric Lightning, Dassault Mirage, MiGs
    • Helicopters*: Mi-24 Hind, CH-54 Tarhe (Skycrane), MH-53/CH-37 Pave Low/Mojave, AH-1 Supercobra
    • Boeing Airliners*: 737, 747, 777, 787
    • NASA Aircraft*- Super Guppy, 747 (SOFIA), KC-135, B-52A
    • Presidential/VIP Transports*: VC-118 Liftmaster, VC-137 Stratoliner, VH-34 Choctaw, VC-121 Constellation

    Important Information

    • ALL PARTICIPANTS OF THE CUSTOM TOUR ARE REQUIRED TO PAY GENERAL ADMISSION TO ENTER THE MUSEUM. GROUPS OF LESS THAN 20 WILL NEED TO PAY GENERAL ADMISSION AT THE GATE UPON ARRIVAL.
    • We do have a wheelchair accessible tram and can accommodate one guest with a wheelchair per tour if a tram is required. If you have questions or concerns about accessibility for your group, please email [email protected] and we can work with you to design a custom tour that all members of your party will enjoy!
    • We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes early to ensure you have enough time to make your way through the line at admissions and meet your tour guide.
    • Please understand that while this is a private tour for your group, the hangars are open to the general public, and they will be present in the hangars during your group’s tour. Your tour guide will prevent the general public from joining your group and keep your tour private to the best of their ability.

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