Come join myself and other members of the Tucson-Chapter of the IAAA at The Pima Air and Space Museum’s Night wings event Saturday July 25,  and August 22, 2015 from 5pm to 9pm!

The museum stays open late for this summer-evening program filled with fun aviation activities for kids. Night Wings occurs on the 4th Saturday of June, July and August, and the museum stays open till 9:00pm. Adults only pay $10. Kids 12 & under are FREE. The fun begins at 5:00pm.

Each Night Wings evening features one “main attraction.” Main attractions in the past have been radio-controlled jets, LEGO® Robotics, and a fan favorite, the Physics Factory. Refer to our website’s online event calendar for the special attractions of upcoming Night Wings events close to the event.

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There are also 12 to 15 different aviation-related activity stations that will engage children as they learn about flight. In 2014, 174 attendees completed the NASA Exploration Design Challenge earning the official designation of virtual crew on board the Orion EFT-1. Other past programs have included:

  • Coloring/drawing contests (a great way to win a family membership)
  • Aviation-themed puzzles and games
  • Impact craters exploration
  • Space food samplings (including ice cream, YUM!)
  • Photo ops in the cockpit of the T-33 Shooting Star high-speed jet trainer
  • Plane spotting (just like during WWII!)
  • Memory game, large scale and aviation-style
  • Paper airplanes
  • Kite building
  • Seltzer-rocket launching
  • Straw-rocket creation and launch

Some offer small prizes and others award a prize at the end of the night! Complete the map’s activity sheet and enter a contest to win a “crew”/family membership with unlimited entry into 2 museums (Pima Air & Space and Titan Missile Museums) for an entire year!

The Flight Grill restaurant is open until 8:30pm offering dinner specials, such as burgers, salads, pizza and ice cream.

This is also a great opportunity to see some of the museum’s fantastic planes against a sunset backdrop. It’s a majestic sight that provides unique photo opportunities. For only $4 more you can ride the tram and breeze around the 150 outdoor planes. Night Wings.