Located in Denver, Colorado, the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum offers an immersive and educational experience for aviation and space enthusiasts of all ages. Housed in a historic 1939-era hangar at the former Lowry Air Force Base, the museum showcases an impressive collection of aircraft, space vehicles, and artifacts, providing a comprehensive look at the history of flight and space exploration.
History and Background
The Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum opened its doors in 1994, with a mission to preserve and share the history of aviation and space exploration. Through its extensive collection and educational programs, the museum aims to inspire current and future generations to explore and embrace the wonder of flight.
Exhibits and Collections
The museum’s collection includes more than 50 aircraft and space vehicles, ranging from early aviation pioneers to modern space exploration vehicles:
- Aircraft Collection: Visitors can marvel at iconic aircraft such as the B-1A Lancer, F-14 Tomcat, and B-52 Stratofortress, as well as civilian planes like the Alexander Eaglerock and Piper J-3 Cub.
- Space Exploration: The museum’s space collection features artifacts and vehicles from the U.S. space program, including an Apollo Command Module, a Titan IV rocket, and a Mars Viking Lander replica.
- Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame: This exhibit honors the men and women who have made significant contributions to aviation in Colorado, including astronauts, military pilots, and aviation pioneers.
- Educational Exhibits: Interactive displays and hands-on exhibits provide visitors with an engaging and educational experience, covering topics such as aerodynamics, flight simulators, and space exploration.
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is open to visitors year-round, with hours of operation as follows:
- Monday through Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Admission fees are as follows:
- Adults (17-64): $16.95
- Seniors (65+): $12.95
- Children (4-16): $9.95
- Children (3 and under): Free
- Active Military (with ID): $12.95
- Veterans (with ID): $12.95