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Pima Air & Space Museum hosts Night Wings program

The Pima Air & Space Museum will host its summer evening “Night Wings” program this Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 5-9pm.

At this Saturdays “Night Wings”, The Pima Air & Space Museum will celebrate space exploration with guest from Paragon Space Development Corporation, World View Experience, University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Labs, and the Osiris-Rex Mission. These organizations will showcase the exciting space exploration happening here in Tucson.

“We are very excited to partner with this array of local organizations to help educate our youth on the topic of space” said Scott Marchand, Executive Director of the Pima Air & Space Museum. “This is a great opportunity for the community to come and interact with these organizations that are helping to shape the future of space exploration”

The museum is also excited to have pilots on hand from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the 162nd Fighter Wing Tucson Air National Guard.  These pilots will be available for children and adults to talk about their experiences flying the A-10 Warthog, F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the EC-130 Hercules.

All five museum hangars will be open with hands-on STEM activity stations for kids of all ages, including: plane spotting, paper airplanes, launching rockets, tasting astronaut food and more! Plus unique photo opportunities for families such as little pilots inside the cockpit of a T-33 Shooting Star high-speed jet trainer. Community volunteers from the Arizona Aerospace Foundation, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), Raytheon Missile Systems, Savor Restaurant Concepts, The University of Arizona Lunar & Planetary Labs and the 390th Memorial Museum will run the STEM activity stations. These activities are in addition to the museum’s 300 amazing planes contrasted by the setting sun. Discounted admission starts at 4:00pm. For an additional $4 fee, visitors can ride the guided tram tour as it breezes around the 150 planes covering 80 acres (departure 5:30pm and 6:15pm).  Great food—burgers, salads, pizza and ice cream—will be for sale in The Fight Grill.

There will be one more 2015 “Night Wings” summer evening events this year on August 22, 5-9pm (the 4th Saturday of the month), with new special activities.

Top 5: Arizona Museums, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Arizona Museums (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Museums — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E. Mayo Blvd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(480) 478-6000
themim.org
At the first global musical-insturment museum, nearly 300 exhibits immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the world’s instruments.


Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 257-1222
phxart.org
The Southwest’s premier destination for world-class visual arts, features popular exhibitions and a collection of more than 18,000 works.


Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 252-8848
heard.org
Experience the myriad cultures and art of American Indians in 10 world-class exhibit galleries, plus enjoy sculpture courtyards, superb dining and shopping for your own uniquely Southwestern gifts and art.


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 E. 2nd St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 994-ARTS (2787)
smoca.org
SMoCA is an educational institution dedicated to presenting exhibitions on contemporary and modern art, architecture and design.


Pima Air & Space Museum

6000 E. Valencia Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 574-0462
pimaair.org
Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum.

 

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Top 5 Arizona Museums (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Museums (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Museums — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-252-8848
heard.org
Experience the myriad cultures and art of American Indians in 10 world-class exhibit galleries, plus enjoy sculpture courtyards, superb dining and shopping for your own uniquely Southwestern gifts and art.


Scottsdale Museum Of Contemporary Art

7374 E. 2nd St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-994-ARTS (2787)
smoca.org
SMoCA is an educational institution dedicated to presenting exhibitions on contemporary and modern art, architecture and design.


Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E. Mayo Blvd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85050
480-478-6000
themim.org
At the first global musical-insturment museum, nearly 300 exhibits immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the world’s instruments.


Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-257-1222
phxart.org
The Southwest’s premier destination for world-class visual arts, features popular exhibitions and a collection of more than 18,000 works.


Pima Air & Space Museum

6000 E. Valencia Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 85706
520-574-0462
pimaair.org
Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012