Why do I have to pay admission and how much does it cost?
The Pima Air & Space Museum is a private non-profit museum. It is not part of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and it does not receive operational funding from any governmental entity. The museum is funded by admission fees, tour fees and museum-store sales.
How long does it take to see everything?
Allow a minimum of 3-4 hours to visit all 6 hangars and 80 acres of exhibits. You can easily spend all day here!
What are your hours?
The museum is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily; last admission is at 3:00pm. Check our Tours page for the last tour as the number and times of our tours vary based on historical attendance. Generally, the last tour departs at 2:00pm.
Are you open on weekends and holidays?
Yes! We are open every day of the year except Thanksgiving day (the 4th Thursday in November) and Christmas day. Our docent-guided walking tours and Tram tours run daily! The "Boneyard"/AMARG riding tours operate on non-federal-holiday weekdays only.
How do I get there?
Driving directions to the Pima Air & Space Museum: From Interstate-10 take Valencia Road (exit 267) east 2 miles to the museum entrance. From northeast Tucson, take Kolb Rd. south to Valencia Rd. and turn west on Valencia to the museum entrance.
Flying directions: The closest public airport is Tucson International Airport (5.5 miles away). Phoenix International Airport is approximately 2 hours from the museum. Private pilots may also consider flying into Ryan Field.
Is there parking available?
Parking is FREE & plentiful.
Can I park my RV?
Yes. Plenty of space is available for you to park an RV while visiting the museum, but you cannot park overnight. A nearby RV park is Voyager RV Resort.
When are the tours?
Docent-guided walking tours are daily at 10:30am in the Main Hangar and 11:30am in Hangar 3. From December through May additional walking tours are at 1:30pm (Main Hangar/General Aviation) and 2:30pm (Hangar 3/WWII). Tram Tours operate daily at 10:00am, 11:30am and 1:30pm. From November through May an additional 3:00pm Tram tour is generally offered. "Boneyard"/AMARG tours require a 10 business day advanced reservation. See the Tours page for full information.
Do you give tours of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base?
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is an active U.S. Air Force Base and does not allow general tours. However, Pima Air & Space Museum is the exclusive tour operator for the "Boneyard" aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) bus tour. AMARG is the U.S. government's main aircraft storage facility that is located on the nearby Davis-Donthan Air Force Base. "Boneyard"/AMARG tours require a 10-business day advanced reservation. See our Tour page for more information.
How long does the “Boneyard”/AMARG tour take?
The “Boneyard”/AMARG bus tour lasts approximately 1 ½ hours. Due to security procedures at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base it could take longer.
Do I have to pay admission to the museum to tour the “Boneyard”/AMARG?
No, museum admissions is not required to take the "Boneyard"/AMARG tour. You are allowed to wait for your tour to begin in the Museum Store or under the blue-roofed ramada east of the Entrance Pavilion, outside of Admissions.
Should I make a reservation for a tour?
"Boneyard"/AMARG tour reservations must be made at least 10-business days in advance of desired tour date and not more than 90 days in advance. Please submit a Reservation Request here.
Is photography permitted at the museum or on the “Boneyard”/AMARG tour?
The "Boneyard"/AMARG bus does stop for photo opportunities however photos are taken through the bus windows (large and clean). No one is allowed off the bus on the base. The doors and windows remain closed.
Is there a special price for groups?
Yes. Group rates start at 20 people for both admissions and tours (with 1 payment). School and educational youth groups are FREE (pending maximums) with advanced reservations. See our Visit page for full information and pricing.
How much is it for a school tour?
Can I host my child’s birthday party there?
The museum does not offer birthday party packages. You may work with the museum restaurant, Flight Grill, on setting up a party at the restaurant by calling 520-618-4848. Regular daily admissions prices apply to all of your guests.
Do you have a Museum Store?
Yes. You can enter and shop in the Museum Store without paying admission fees. Or you can shop online! Proceeds support the mission of the Pima Air & Space Museum.
Can I host my banquet, party or large private/corporate event there?
Can I bring my dog?
Yes! Leashed pets are allowed at the museum. Only service animals are allowed on the riding tours (“Boneyard”/AMARG and Tram). Pets should never be left in vehicles. (It is illegal in Arizona to leave your pet in your vehicle if doing so is likely to cause physical injury to your pet or result in its death. If you are traveling with your pet, please plan ahead.)
How can I become a volunteer?
Our volunteers are the best! We welcome those age 16 and up. From tour guides, to administrative help, to greeters, etc., the museum is always looking for good volunteers. Our policy is to try and match volunteers with their specific interest whenever possible. Attend a monthly orientation to find out if our museum is right for you. Yes, winter residents are encouraged to volunteer. Please see our Volunteer page for more information.
Can I buy a plane?
No. The museum’s collection is not for sale.
Do you do appraisals of aviation artifacts?
No, we do not do appraisals for any reason, including donations of artifacts. You should look online or in your local telephone directory for appraisers.
How can I contact the “Boneyard”/AMARG (located on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base)?
In which time zone is the Pima Air & Space Museum located?
Tucson, Arizona is located in the Mountain Standard Time zone in an area that does not observe/follow daylight saving time adjustments. This means that in the "shorter-daylight-hour"/winter months (from the 1st Sunday of November through the 2nd Saturday of March) Arizona's clocks are the same as the Mountain-Time zone/Denver, Colorado. However, in the "longer daylight hour"/summer months (from the 2nd Sunday of March through the 1st Saturday of November) Arizona's time is the same as the Pacific-Time zone/California.
Do you sell a combination Pima Air & Space / Titan Missile Museum pass?
No. Although the Arizona Aerospace Foundation operates both museums, we do not sell a combined pass. We appreciate you visiting both museums. Our memberships provide free admission to both museums for an entire year and start at $35 per year for a senior (age 65+).
Can I bring a gun onto the museum grounds?
The museum is a gun free property.
Arizona law permits private business owners (or their designates) to prohibit weapons from being brought onto their property, whether signs are posted or not. Private businesses are typically non-government operated businesses such as grocery and department stores, convenience stores, laundromats, banks, office complexes, etc. Failure to obey the request can result in your arrest for trespassing. (ARS 13-1502 / ARS 13-1503)