Did you know that the Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest non-government funded air and space museums in the entire WORLD? Yes kids, and YOU can visit there on your next family day out in Arizona!
It's on the 80 acres of exhibit space that you'll see more than 350 aircraft and spacecraft (including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced) both from the United States and throughout the world - so kids, if you just LOVE planes, then this might be the place for you!
You can go back in time to the beginning of aviation, and see a real Wright Flyer (kids, make sure you learn about the Wright Brothers when you visit the museum, they were very important!), as well as a 787 Dreamliner, and a LOT in between!
There are six indoor exhibit hangars, with three of those dedicated to WWII, so get those comfortable shoes on, there is a lot to explore! Kids (and adults!) are allowed to touch most of the planes, so it's an amazing learning experience for kids!
The Pima Air & Space Museum is easily navigated via self-guided tour, but great way to see all the exhibits and really appreciate the history, is to enjoy a FREE 50 minute docent-led tour showing the highlights, and a museum ground Tram Tour (with an additional cost) - there is also a FREE 60 minute docent-led tour of the WWII collection!
We haven't even started about the space exhibits, showing the history of aircraft used by the US Air Force and NASA, and kids can learn about the scientific exploration of Mars, among other things!
So kids, are you ready to BLAST OFF into your next family day out at the Pima Air & Space Museum? 3, 2, 1, let's GO!