Pima Air & Space Museum

About the Museum:

The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the world’s most prevalent aerospace exhibits. This institution receives no money from the government or the local Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Actually, the museum is completely financed by admission, tours and the exhibit’s gift shop.

 

History:

The museum is the home to the leading aircraft storage and conservation facilities in the world! This facility has earned such nicknames as “The Boneyard” and the “Graveyard of Planes.” With only a mere 48 planes, this institution opened to the public back in May of 1976. Today, the museum is home to over 300 aircrafts and over 125,000 unusual artifacts. With it’s 6 different exhibit hangars, the museum sits on over 80 acres of land. Including all of the storage of military and government planes, the total land reaches over 2,600 acres!

Exhibits and attractions

Visitors can pay $6 for an all day tram ticket or can spend hours exploring all that is offered by foot. Guests can join the free walking tours led by museum docents. The Pima Air & Space Museum is home to aircrafts like a B-24 Bomber from WWII that was attained in 1969, the well persevered B-17 that has a building specially built around it, and even the plane that carried Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson from 1961-1969.

General Information:

 

The museum is located at 6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85706 and is open 7 days a week (besides Christmas and Thanksgiving Day). Hours of operation are from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. with last call at 4 P.M. Admission for adults is $15.50, $12.25 for ages 62 and up, $9 for ages 7-12 and free for children ages 6 and younger. 

 

References:

www.pimaair.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pima_Air_%26_Space_Museum

www.visittucson.org/listings/Pima-Air-Space-Museum/22275/?...0

http://www.aero-web.org/museums/az/pam.htm