The museum has five hangars that have planes hanging from the air to sitting on the floor. The aircraft and the floor rotate depending on what is coming in to be on display.
There is also a tram ride which will take you on a wonderful journey to see the airplanes on the premises.
If you wish to see 2600 acre Aircraft Boneyard/U.S. military and government aircraft storage facility, bus tours are available. The boneyard is not located at the Pima Air and Space Museum and the only way you can see the boneyard is by signing up for a bus tour at the museum. The tours operate only Monday through Friday and not on Federal holidays. I have yet to see the boneyard and that is on my list of places to see in 2018.
The museum opened in 1976 with only 25 aircraft and now have over 300 historical aircraft on display.
I have been to the Pima Air and Space Museum twice and have had a very informational docent led tour. The docents spend hours knowing the history of the air craft in the hangars in which they are assigned to volunteer.
I have gone on these tours during the spring time before the weather gets too hot. If you do decide to visit the museum during the summer, please take note that the hangars are not air conditioned. While the hangars do have evaporative coolers, they are run at a minimum which makes the hangar heat up hotter than the outside air. Drink plenty of water and have an ice wrap for your neck if you wish to stay cool and hydrated. If you're pregnant, summertime is not a good time to visit the museum because of the heat.
If you visit, the museum, during the winter months, and Tucson is not having a mild winter, the hangars are not heated so please bundle up to stay warm.
Prepare to do a lot of walking so make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes. If you're not able to do a lot of walking, please bring your own walker and/or wheelchair as these are not provided as a courtesy service by the museum. The hangars and buildings are wheelchair accessible and the buildings that are more than one story, do have an elevator that will fit one person who is a wheelchair user.
Plan to spend hours to an entire day at the museum. There is a restaurant on site that sells excellent food.
You can take plenty of pictures so make sure that you have an extra fully charged camera battery and memory sticks so you won't miss out on taking pictures to your heart's content.
Throughout the year, the museum puts on special events. Please visit their website for this information at: http://www.pimaair.org/
I have compiled a short slide show highlighting some of the planes at the museum. You can watch it below.