Public Museum Events

Model Airplane Make N'Take

1st Saturday of the Month – for ages 5 and up, 1:00pm
Introduce your young aviator to the hobby of model building with the Sonoran Desert Model Builders. Each child will be given a snap-together model airplane to assemble and take home.

Parent participation is required.

To confirm details, dates, and times check our events calendar. To make reservations, email us or call 520 618-4819.

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.

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

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.

Night of Fright

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.

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

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.

Pima Air & Space Museum

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6000 E. Valencia Road Tucson, AZ 85756

Open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Daily Last admittance at 3:00pm