Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum World War II and more recent aviation museum Over 50 vintage aircraft (many flyable) housed in over 90,000 square feet of climate controlled hangars.
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Flight Exhibitions most Saturdays Nov - April, plus children's activities. Warbird Rides available.

Operating as usual

Bring the kids this Saturday, July 3 for a fun time building their own model airplane with Cvrcclub. Workshop will be he...
06/28/2021

Bring the kids this Saturday, July 3 for a fun time building their own model airplane with Cvrcclub. Workshop will be held from 10am - 11am with a flight contest to follow. Kids 12 and under enter PSAM free with paying adult!

Bring the kids this Saturday, July 3 for a fun time building their own model airplane with Cvrcclub. Workshop will be held from 10am - 11am with a flight contest to follow. Kids 12 and under enter PSAM free with paying adult!

Ok its official! We are off to the Reno Air Races in September 2021! We need your help! Each year we struggle to make th...
06/26/2021
We're off to the Reno Air Races!

Ok its official! We are off to the Reno Air Races in September 2021!

We need your help!

Each year we struggle to make the costs of insurance for the aircraft. Your donations can make the difference and we will provide you some cool merchandise as a thank you! Check the link below.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/we-re-off-to-the-reno-air-races/

Help us to the races and share our classic warbirds with the world! | Check out 'We're off to the Reno Air Races!' on Indiegogo.

06/24/2021
Dan Lauria 25th Anniversary Tribute

We’re continuing our 25th Anniversary Celebration with a video from Dan Lauria, America’s favorite dad from The Wonder Years and a former marine, sharing his favorite memory of the air museum. We’d love to hear your favorite memory or experience at the Palm Springs Air Museum, let us know in the comments below!

The Palm Springs Air Museum depends on donations from our supporters. Thanks to our donors we are able to maintain a world-class collection of warbirds and preserve history for generations to come. To donate, please visit palmspringsairmuseum.org/donate or support us by purchasing a membership at palmspringsairmuseum.org/membership-options/.

06/23/2021
Warbird Wednesday - The 1903 Wright Flyer

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! This week, we are going way back to the very beginning with the 1903 Wright Flyer. This was the first plane to achieve heavier-than-air powered flight by the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and was not only the breakthrough first flight of an airplane, but it also established the foundation of aeronautical engineering.

Enjoy the video, and as always, thanks for watching!

To purchase the Wright Flyer Collectible, please visit bit.ly/PSAMWrightFlyer

06/22/2021
T-28 Warbird Ride at the Palm Springs Air Museum

Take a ride in the remarkably strong, fast, and capable T-28 Trojan! Book a warbird ride and experience the wonderful music of the big Wright radial engine on this capable trainer airplane.

Rides are running every Saturday and Sunday through summer. Go to palmspringsairmuseum.org/warbirdrides/ to book your ride now!

More progress on Stealth #833 display Hangar. The approach to the front of the Hangar is poured and the perimeter fencin...
06/21/2021

More progress on Stealth #833 display Hangar. The approach to the front of the Hangar is poured and the perimeter fencing goes in over the next few days. We expect to have steel in the air by the end of July.

We can't do it with out your generous donations!

Thank you to all.

06/17/2021
Bryan Cranston - PSAM 25th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you, Bryan Cranston, for helping us celebrate our 25th anniversary! We loved your aviation story!

The Palm Springs Air Museum depends on donations from our supporters. Thanks to our donors we are able to maintain a world-class collection of warbirds and preserve history for generations to come. To donate, please visit palmspringsairmuseum.org/donate

It's almost Father's day! Dads enter FREE at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Sunday, June 20th, and with our summer promo...
06/15/2021

It's almost Father's day! Dads enter FREE at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Sunday, June 20th, and with our summer promotion, kids 12 and under enter free as well! Get out of the heat and spend some time in our 4 air-conditioned hangars - a totally "cool" experience!

And if you want to make it extra special, book a warbird ride for Dad in one of our four warbirds. Rides start at $99. Book here: https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/warbirdrides/

(Free entry promotions valid with one paid adult ticket.)

It's almost Father's day! Dads enter FREE at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Sunday, June 20th, and with our summer promotion, kids 12 and under enter free as well! Get out of the heat and spend some time in our 4 air-conditioned hangars - a totally "cool" experience!

And if you want to make it extra special, book a warbird ride for Dad in one of our four warbirds. Rides start at $99. Book here: https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/warbirdrides/

(Free entry promotions valid with one paid adult ticket.)

Happy Flag Day....
06/14/2021

Happy Flag Day....

Happy Flag Day....

A big step today as the Predator begins to take shape in the restoration area. It will join Stealth #833 as we continue ...
06/12/2021

A big step today as the Predator begins to take shape in the restoration area. It will join Stealth #833 as we continue to upgrade the collection.

A big step today as the Predator begins to take shape in the restoration area. It will join Stealth #833 as we continue to upgrade the collection.

Kids 12 and under enter FREE at the Palm Springs Air Museum all summer! Come spend a day in our air-conditioned hangars,...
06/12/2021

Kids 12 and under enter FREE at the Palm Springs Air Museum all summer! Come spend a day in our air-conditioned hangars, enjoy lunch at the Victory Canteen and check out our gift shop for cool items like puzzles and model airplane kits. We are open daily 10am - 5pm!

(Kids 12 and under free with paying adult).

Kids 12 and under enter FREE at the Palm Springs Air Museum all summer! Come spend a day in our air-conditioned hangars, enjoy lunch at the Victory Canteen and check out our gift shop for cool items like puzzles and model airplane kits. We are open daily 10am - 5pm!

(Kids 12 and under free with paying adult).

Congratulations to P-51D Man O War the newest addition to our fleet on completing training in Reno over the past few day...
06/10/2021

Congratulations to P-51D Man O War the newest addition to our fleet on completing training in Reno over the past few days.

Look for MOW, P-51D Bunny & P-63 Pretty Polly to support the Reno Air Races in September of this year.

Keep an eye out for future announcements on how you can be a part of our team to keep em flying...

06/09/2021
Warbird Wedesday

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! This week Fred gives a shout-out to a Military Cargo airplane from the Commonwealth of Australia, the Government Aircraft Factories (GAF) Nomad.

To purchase the t-shirt, please visit http://bit.ly/PSAMAirPirate

More steel goes into the ground for the building pad as the Houston Pavilion housing Stealth #833 takes shape.
06/07/2021

More steel goes into the ground for the building pad as the Houston Pavilion housing Stealth #833 takes shape.

On today’s date - June 6th 1944 - a day that would be forever known as D Day. The largest invasion in history commenced ...
06/06/2021

On today’s date - June 6th 1944 - a day that would be forever known as D Day. The largest invasion in history commenced to free Europe from the occupation of N**i Germany. Although the war would go on for another year, the end was now in sight for the scourge of terror that had engulfed the globe. Please take a moment today to remember all those young soldiers from so long ago...

On today’s date - June 6th 1944 - a day that would be forever known as D Day. The largest invasion in history commenced to free Europe from the occupation of N**i Germany. Although the war would go on for another year, the end was now in sight for the scourge of terror that had engulfed the globe. Please take a moment today to remember all those young soldiers from so long ago...

06/02/2021
Warbird Wednesday - The Boeing 727

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! This week Fred gives a shout-out to one of the loudest passenger airplanes ever produced, the Boeing 727. This narrow-body plane was America's first three jet airliner and was one of the longest in production.

Enjoy the video, and as always, thanks for watching!

To purchase the United States Flag Hat or F-14 Tomcat t-shirt please visit bit.ly/PSAMWebStore

06/01/2021

We want to say a huge thank you to Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino. They supported us again this year with the Corsair and Bearcat for our Gold Star family flights this past Memorial Day weekend. Please show Steve Hinton and the POF folks your appreciation whenever you can. Thank you again!

The sun has set on the Flower Drop Memorial Day 2021 weekend. We want to thank everyone that came out to support our Gol...
06/01/2021

The sun has set on the Flower Drop Memorial Day 2021 weekend. We want to thank everyone that came out to support our Gold Star families and attend the Tuskegee Airmen Statue Dedication.

To all of the organizations, sponsors, docents, volunteers, ground crews, pilots, the Tower, and the City of Palm Springs we express our sincere appreciation in supporting us in stepping up to our first major function at the facility in 15 months.

The sun has set on the Flower Drop Memorial Day 2021 weekend. We want to thank everyone that came out to support our Gold Star families and attend the Tuskegee Airmen Statue Dedication.

To all of the organizations, sponsors, docents, volunteers, ground crews, pilots, the Tower, and the City of Palm Springs we express our sincere appreciation in supporting us in stepping up to our first major function at the facility in 15 months.

Tuskegee Airmen statue unveiled at Palm Springs Air Museum Memorial Day ceremony - KESQ
06/01/2021
Tuskegee Airmen statue unveiled at Palm Springs Air Museum Memorial Day ceremony - KESQ

Tuskegee Airmen statue unveiled at Palm Springs Air Museum Memorial Day ceremony - KESQ

Palm Springs, Calif. - Three living legends were honored at the Palm Springs Air Museum Monday during an unveiling of the site's latest addition of military emblems. Four large statues of Tuskegee Airmen were showcased, which were some of the first African American aviators of the United States Mili...

05/26/2021
Warbird Wednesday - Learjet 24

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today, Fred walks us through the history of the Learjet 24 and its warbird lineage. The museum's Learjet N464CL spent a lot of time in Palm Springs, and in addition to its many film appearances, it also holds the world record for flight time from Los Angeles to San Francisco. This episode is full of Fred's fun facts you won't want to miss.

Enjoy the video, and as always, thanks for watching!

Purchase the Top Gun T-shirt here bit.ly/TopGunTshirt

Have you reserved your tickets yet for the annual Memorial Day Weekend Flower Drop at the museum? Advance ticket purchas...
05/25/2021

Have you reserved your tickets yet for the annual Memorial Day Weekend Flower Drop at the museum? Advance ticket purchase required, go to https://bit.ly/MemorialDayPSAM to reserve now. Join us for a day filled with music, food vendors, kids activities and more. Regular admission prices, kids 12 and under enter free! This event will be held on two days; Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31.

Have you reserved your tickets yet for the annual Memorial Day Weekend Flower Drop at the museum? Advance ticket purchase required, go to https://bit.ly/MemorialDayPSAM to reserve now. Join us for a day filled with music, food vendors, kids activities and more. Regular admission prices, kids 12 and under enter free! This event will be held on two days; Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31.

05/22/2021
$99 C-47 Skytrain Ride

Book a ride in our C-47 Skytrain, painted complete with original nose art and invasion stripes this warbird is a flying tribute to the men and machines used to kick off the 1944 D-Day invasion. Rides cost $99 and are available every Saturday and Sunday! Book your ride now at https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/warbirdrides/ (For same-day reservations please call the museum at 760-778-6262.)

05/19/2021
Warbird Wednesday - F-18 Hornet

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! This week Vice-Chairman Fred Bell is joined by a very special guest to talk about the McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet. CDR Kristen “Dragon” Hansen, F-18 Pilot, VFA-25, USN shares some first-hand insight into this incredibly versatile aircraft. This is an episode you don't want to miss!

Enjoy the video, and as always, thanks for watching!

To purchase the Blue Angels t-shirt, please visit bit.ly/BlueAngelsTshirt

Don't forget - advance ticket purchase is required! We only have a limited amount of tickets, make sure to get yours bef...
05/17/2021
Memorial Day flower drop returns to Palm Springs Air Museum as 2-day event; advance tickets needed

Don't forget - advance ticket purchase is required! We only have a limited amount of tickets, make sure to get yours before we sell out. Regular admission prices and kids 12 and under get in free! Tickets can be purchased at https://events.palmspringsairmuseum.org/e/memorial-day-2021/tickets

Advance tickets are required for the two-day event. The New Tuskegee Airmen statues will be unveiled on May 31.

05/16/2021
Palm Springs Air Museum Memorial Day Celebration

Join us on May 30th and May 31st for our annual Memorial Day air show & flower drop!

This event will sell out, so don't wait to buy your tickets.

Advanced ticket purchase required. No ticket sales at the door on the day of the event.

KIDS 12 AND UNDER ENTER FREE WITH PAID ADULT ADMISSION!

Follow the link for more details bit.ly/MemorialDayPSAM

Memorial Day Flower Drop - May 30 and May 31ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED. This event will sell out! Purchase tickets...
05/14/2021

Memorial Day Flower Drop - May 30 and May 31

ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED.
This event will sell out! Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/MemorialDayPSAM

Regular admission prices, kids 12 and under enter FREE with paid adult admission.

Join us as we salute and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice with a 1pm ceremony followed by a Missing Man formation and dropping of red and white carnations from a vintage warbird.

The day will also feature:
• Music from Heatwave Jazz Band
• Food for sale from Carl’s Jr., Best Cookies Palm Springs, Nick’s Pizza & Victory Canteen
• Kids’ activities and Harpo the Clown
• Flight exhibitions throughout both days
• Warbird rides starting at $99 (advanced sale online at palmspringsairmuseum.org/warbirdrides/)

On Monday, May 31 at 10 am, there will be a special unveiling and dedication for the new Tuskegee Airmen Statues with special guests.

Regular admission ranges from $17.50 – $19.50 per person. To comply with Covid Protocols, all tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Memorial Day Flower Drop - May 30 and May 31

ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED.
This event will sell out! Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/MemorialDayPSAM

Regular admission prices, kids 12 and under enter FREE with paid adult admission.

Join us as we salute and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice with a 1pm ceremony followed by a Missing Man formation and dropping of red and white carnations from a vintage warbird.

The day will also feature:
• Music from Heatwave Jazz Band
• Food for sale from Carl’s Jr., Best Cookies Palm Springs, Nick’s Pizza & Victory Canteen
• Kids’ activities and Harpo the Clown
• Flight exhibitions throughout both days
• Warbird rides starting at $99 (advanced sale online at palmspringsairmuseum.org/warbirdrides/)

On Monday, May 31 at 10 am, there will be a special unveiling and dedication for the new Tuskegee Airmen Statues with special guests.

Regular admission ranges from $17.50 – $19.50 per person. To comply with Covid Protocols, all tickets must be purchased online in advance.

05/12/2021
Warbird Wednesday Grumman EA-6B Prowler

Today’s Warbird Wednesday features the Grumman EA-6B Prowler, a tremendously cool plane that was designed for the United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy and carried out numerous missions for electronic jamming of enemy radar systems. This aircraft is a combat veteran and came directly out of Syria to the Palm Springs Air Museum after being retired from the US Navy.

Enjoy the video, and as always, thanks for watching!

To purchase the Iraqi Freedom Veteran Hat, please visit bit.ly/IraqiFreedomHat

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76 years ago the guns fell silent in Europe. Germany had surrendered. Millions lay dead and the economy and much of Euro...
05/08/2021

76 years ago the guns fell silent in Europe. Germany had surrendered. Millions lay dead and the economy and much of Europe lay a shattered ruin. It would still be many months before Japan would too lay down its arms and the most terrible war humanity had seen would end. From it the United States and the Soviet Union would emerge Superpowers.

Pray for peace... God bless all of the Allied soldiers that sacrificed their lives to defend freedom and those that stand on the wall of liberty to this day...

76 years ago the guns fell silent in Europe. Germany had surrendered. Millions lay dead and the economy and much of Europe lay a shattered ruin. It would still be many months before Japan would too lay down its arms and the most terrible war humanity had seen would end. From it the United States and the Soviet Union would emerge Superpowers.

Pray for peace... God bless all of the Allied soldiers that sacrificed their lives to defend freedom and those that stand on the wall of liberty to this day...

Book a ride in World War II Paratrooper C-47 "What's Up Doc?" for only $99! Rides are available every Saturday and Sunda...
05/07/2021

Book a ride in World War II Paratrooper C-47 "What's Up Doc?" for only $99! Rides are available every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. Book online at palmspringsairmuseum.org/warbirdrides

This historic aircraft dropped paratroopers on D-Day at Normandy and life-saving cargo in the Berlin Airlift. Come experience the ride of a lifetime!

Book a ride in World War II Paratrooper C-47 "What's Up Doc?" for only $99! Rides are available every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. Book online at palmspringsairmuseum.org/warbirdrides

This historic aircraft dropped paratroopers on D-Day at Normandy and life-saving cargo in the Berlin Airlift. Come experience the ride of a lifetime!

Address

745 N Gene Autry Trl
Palm Springs, CA
92262

General information

Museum is open daily 10 to 5. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and usually the 2nd Friday in February, for the annual fundraising gala. Check the website - on occasion the museum may close due to a private event, or if a dignitary is flying into Palm Springs. Our back tarmac is adjacent to the Palm Springs International Airport.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(760) 778-6262

Products

Annual Memorial Day Flower Drop from a vintage warbird; Warbird Rides; Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival in November; museum group tours for all ages - pre-arranged in advance; private event rentals pre-arranged in advance

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P-51 Mustang “Bunny”

Our P-51 Mustang “Bunny” in honor of the famed Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

ABOUT THE PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM

There is always something new at the Palm Springs Air Museum, where history comes alive and visitors can get close to the vintage World War II and Korea/Vietnam era aircraft. Named in 2014 as one of the top 14 aviation museums in the world by CNN Travel, 59 flyable and static planes are on display inside four climate-controlled hangars totaling 86,000 square feet inside with more outside on the tarmac. Many of the Museum docents actually flew these planes and served on the ships. The four hangars are organized by theme, with related exhibits lining the walls. Visitors enter through the Lobby, and pay at the Gift Shop to get their wristbands. From the Lobby, visitors can either go straight, past restrooms and the Buddy Rogers Theater to the hangars or head upstairs by elevator or staircase to the 9,200 volume research library and Education Center. In the outer room of the Library are computer flight simulators to entertain and teach the principles of flight to people of all ages.

The Pacific (Navy) Hangar includes exhibits and aircraft used by the Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Highlights include the Pearl Harbor diorama narrated by NBC journalist and author Tom Brokaw, the Grumman “cats”; the Avenger, Corsair, Dauntless and Invader. The PBY Catalina Flying Boat is usually on the Tarmac. Ship models, uniforms and weapon display cabinets complement the large wall Pacific Map and the aviation art by American Stan Stokes. Be sure and check out the Honor Wall showing our docent veterans!

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Comments

Palm Springs Air Museum - Any plans to hold another evening event? I enjoyed photographing the collection at night, other than the wind knocking over my lights. :D
Thank you Palm Springs Air Museum for Letting us (Crazy Horse and Memphis Bell) come and video and take pics with Bunny and Man O War! We are looking forward to more events with you! Very Respectfully Manny Aranda and Memphis Kim Shelby Cobra Chevy Camaro
Thank you Greg for allowing us to take Shots with " Bunny" and "Man O War" Very Respectfully Manny Aranda
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Thank You Palm Springs Air Museum for the wonderful filming location in Senior Moment Movie starring William Shatner, #JeanSmart and Christopher Lloyd. We are proud to have our movie playing at the Palm Springs Cultural Center Camelot Theatre!!
It was so great visiting the other day there
On this day in 1954, according to 3 different witnesses, 5 ET spaceships landed on a runway at remote Edwards Airbase in the California desert. The golfing U.S. president in nearby Palm Springs was notified after officials at the base felt it was safe to meet the VIPs. Eisenhower was surrounded at all times by a team of six security guards. He was reportedly dazzled by the technology presented by the ETs, but also deeply concerned it was a threat to the quiet American way of life. He eventually asked them to leave and not show themselves if they had to come to Earth and take scientific samples, lest it start a panic. #extraterrestrials #UFOs #firstcontact
A few images from Bob Loschke's presentation on the F-117 Flight Control System last evening. Fabulous presentation by the genius behind the system that allowed the Nighthawk to soar.
You apparently have a UFO on your hangar footage of the airport today at 1:03:25
wish I could come back for a visit. Was there 20 years ago with my father and fell in love with this museum and the wonderful staff. In the picture is my father talking to one off the staff.
Remembering the 1000s of Allied Airmen who didn't make it home for Christmas
Thought I'd share