School/Youth Group Booking

Pima Air and Space Museum is a fun filled day for students learning about aviation and military history as well as engineering and technology advancement! Schools/youth groups will have access to all 6 hangars, and the 80 acres of outdoor displays during their visit. Please note that all school/youth groups are self-guided through the museum, and maps are available upon entry. You can preview the maps below to help plan your visit. 

Free Admission:

Free museum admission is given to schools and non-profit youth groups. This offer is only valid for schools/youth groups that do not charge a tuition.

Students: Free
Chaperones with in ratio: Free
Extra Chaperones: $13.50

Siblings of youth in qualifying groups are NOT eligible for free admission if they are not themselves members of the group.

Groups will need to adhere to our minimum number of chaperones for their age group. Any extra adult chaperones outside of the ratio set by the museum will be charged the Extra Adult/Chaperone rate.

Please note that we can only offer free admission to homeschool groups visiting as part of an organized coalition/group. A homeschool group is classified as having a minimum number of 10 students ages 5-18 as part of their group. Chaperone ratio do apply to homeschool groups and adults outside of the ratio will be charged a chaperone fee. Regular admission rates will apply to homeschool families visiting without a group.

Discounted Admission:

Discounted admission is given to school and youth groups that are for profit such as summer camps, daycares, and schools that charge a yearly tuition.

Students: $5.00
Chaperons within ratio: $5.00
Extra Chaperons/adults: $13.50

Groups will need to adhere to our minimum number of chaperones for their age group. Any extra adult chaperones outside of the ratio set by the museum will be charged the Extra Adult/Chaperone rate.

Chaperone Ratios

  • Pre-K – 3rd Grade: 1 chaperone per 5 students
  • 4th – 12th Grade: 1 chaperone per 10 students

Please understand that all School and Youth Groups must meet our chaperone ratio requirements. If your group has more chaperones than the ratio allows, you will need to pay for the extra chaperones.

The total number of chaperones may not be greater than the number of youths.

If you have a student who needs one on one assistance and that will push you over the chaperone ratio, please email [email protected] to discuss options.

Teachers are considered chaperones and must be included in the chaperone ratio count.

Additional Information

  • Due to an increase in incidents involving theft and damage to museum property, students may not bring backpacks onto museum grounds. All student bags must be left on the bus; the museum will not store bags. Teachers and chaperones are allowed one bag each.
  • Please note that the Pima Air and Space Museum limits the number of 6th-12th grade students to 50 per group per day. Grades Pre-K-5th grade are limited to 150 students per day. All groups are self-guided through the museum. If you have more students in your group than stated, you will need to book your visit over multiple days.
  • Groups need to have their booking completed a minimum of 7 days prior to their visit. If you are trying to book a visit with less than 7 days notice, you will not be able to book via the online booking system and regular admission price will apply to your group.
  • Please note that we do check each school group booking and will contact you if we find any discrepancy with your booking and fees.


Pima Air and Space Museum does not allow outside food on museum premises, however there is an outside picnic area for schools and youth groups to use located in the parking lot. We do not reserve this area; it is first come first serve. School groups will be allowed to reenter the museum if they leave to go eat lunch in the picnic area. The schools are responsible for transporting their lunches to and from the picnic area. Pima Air and Space Museum cannot store lunches for schools.

School/Youth Groups can purchase a boxed lunch through the Flight Grill. Groups must complete the lunch form a minimum of 5 business days prior to your visit and booking must be done via our online booking system.

Cancellation Policy

We have a strict 48-hour written cancellation policy. Groups who cancel a minimum of 48 hours in advance will be refunded their full admission cost. Groups that cancel less than 48 hours in advance will not be subject to a refund.

All cancellations must be in writing via email to [email protected]

For questions regarding school bookings, please email [email protected] and allow up to 48 hour response time.

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