a perfect family outing to

The Commemorative Airforce Museum

in Mesa is the perfect field trip with kids!

We walked in having absolutely no idea what to expect. I mean, I see the awesome planes taking off and landing all the time – but the actual museum blew me away! I learned so many cool and interesting facts about each warplane from our awesome guide. We went in the late morning on a weekday and the place practically to ourselves with a personal guide (which is completely optional).

The cost for adults (13+) – $15, Kids (5-12) – $5, children 5 and under are FREE. CAF also has school Field trips! Tours are absolutely optional and free. If you don’t want a tour, you can just walk around everywhere on your own. I would definitely recommend the tour – we received such awesome information.

I loved that you could actually walk around INSIDE a couple of the planes. These two in particular were fun to learn about. One was used in the war – and then in the 1950’s turned into a private plane that is STILL in operation. I love that the 1950’s decor is still being used. It was so cool to walk through the B-17 Bomber and learn about the men that flew and operated it.

And look at that – he’s just as tall as a bomb

Occasionally CAF has family events throughout the year – their Southwest Military Transport Show is March 30th-March 31st, 2019 and they have an awesome deal for your family! Only $10 for the entire family on Saturday only.

Hours and Location

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Open 7 days a week
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and
New Year’s Day

2017 N. Greenfield Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85215
Northeast corner of Greenfield
and McKellips

Ticket Prices

Adults (13+): $15
Seniors (62+) & Veterans: $12
Kids (5-12): $5

Kids under 5:  free
Members:  free
Active military:  free
Disabled veterans:  free


Right behind the Museum, there is a great park if you want to grab lunch nearby at Venezia’s Pizzeria and head over for a park date!

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