The Palm Springs Air Museum, is a non-profit educational institution in Palm Springs, Riverside County, California.
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 KoreaVietnam era aircraft. Named in 2014 as one of the top 14 aviation museums in the world by CNN Travel, over 40 flyable and static planes are on display inside three climate-controlled hangars totaling 65,000 square feet and outside on the tarmac. Many of the docents inside the Museum actually flew these planes and served on the ships. The three 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 Theatre 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.
Museum hours are 10 am 5 pm, open daily except closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Fri, Feb. 12, 2016 when the Museum readies for its annual fundraiser that evening. The Museum is available for catered events and site rentals. Group rates and docent-led tours are available with two-weeks notice. Annual memberships start at $60 per year. Daily rates are $16 for adults; $14 for seniors 65 and over and students 13-17; $9 for children 6-12. Children 5 and under and active military with ID & immediate family are free. There is a Family rate of $35 for one or two adults and 3 children 12 and under, and a family rate of $45 for one or two adults and 3 children 13 to 17.