Tram Tour (Museum Grounds)
Offsite AMARG “Boneyard” Tour
discontinued (additional info below)
The 45-minute Tram Tour takes passengers through the museum’s 80 acres on a 1.5 mile circuit to view more than 150 planes in our collection. Tram Tours are narrated by experienced, friendly guides who describe highlights of our collection, a plane’s significance, and often times share their personal stories of service with many of the aircraft on display.
The Tram Tour schedule changes throughout the year. Currently offered Thursday – Sunday.
Inquire about daily tram tour times in the Admissions Office. Tram Tour tickets cannot be purchased or booked in advance. All Tram Tour tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis in the Admissions Office.
Tram Tour tickets are an additional $8 per person and require paid (or member) admission to the museum (children age 4 & under receive free admission but are required to have a paid ticket for the Tram Tour).* Tram Tours depart from outside the northernmost western door of the Main Hangar/Flight Central (near Flight Grill restaurant). This tour requires physically stepping up (2 to 4 steps) onto the tram. We do offer an accessible tram so if preferred, please request one when purchasing your tickets (we need at least a 30-minute notice to bring the alternate vehicle in from remote storage). Please notify us in advance via email or call 520 574-0462.
All special and regular Tram Tours and tour times are subject to change/cancellation due to weather/mechanical/personnel/late arrivals or other conditions beyond PASM control.
*A child under 2 years of age is considered a “lap child” and does not require a Tram Tour ticket (limit 1 per paying adult).
The following quote comes from the Public Affairs Office at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base:
“Davis-Monthan AFB and the Arizona Aerospace Foundation’s Pima Air & Space Museum (PASM) no longer offer tours of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), also known as “America’s National-Level Airpower Reservoir,” or the “Boneyard.” For nearly 23 years, PASM positively affected the experience of visitors from the local Tucson community, the United States, and from across the globe by providing public tours of AMARG, one of the base’s 34 mission partners.
The 309th AMARG serves as an active aircraft maintenance, storage, parts reclamation and regeneration facility that Department of Defense warfighters, government agencies and many allied nations rely upon. Evolving requirements and manpower limitations at both Davis-Monthan and PASM have resulted in the inability to continue the public tour program without an adverse impact to our respective missions.
We thank you for your years of patronage, interest and support, and encourage those interested in learning about the 309th AMARG to visit @USAirForce309AMARG on Facebook or https://www.facebook.com/USAirForce309AMARG/.”
Here at the museum, we’d like to add that visiting the Pima Air & Space Museum will provide an opportunity to learn about the history of AMARG and have a very similar experience viewing rare aircraft outdoors in a desert climate while immersing yourself in aviation history.
Pima Air & Space Museum