You may want to get out of town, but you can fly above it! Stop on by the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum and take a ride in a WWII Bomber or open cockpit biplane. Soar above the Saguaros and discover a rare, multi-sensory experience like no other. At the only combat aviation museum in Phoenix, you and your family will take an edu-venture through history and learn how aircraft evolved as a heroic partner to ground and sea operations from WWI to present. At our museum we WANT you to get up close and personal with history. Our friendly docents are the keepers of nostalgic, inspirational stories and are at your service to answer any questions or lead a tour through our collection of artifacts and exhibits. Walk through our working hangar and watch aircraft mechanics bring muscular engines to life. Climb aboard our bombers and cargo planes or, better yet, book a once-in- a-lifetime flight in an authentic warbird. Choose among seven WWII aircraft, from an open biplane to the rarest bombers in the world. And don't forget to stop by our museum gift store and bring home a bomber jacket for you and your pooch. We're a non-profit organization and staffed 99.9% by dedicated volunteers who honor our mission to restore, preserve, and remember the ingenuity and sacrifices of past generations. (less)... Read more
Combining creativity with academic relevance, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's innovative Summer Art and Architecture Camps give students the opportunity to think and work outside the box. Located at Taliesin West, Wright's winter home and desert laboratory, the camps will encourage students to explore, create, and design in the significant setting. Students will see how their unique ideas can have a true impact on the world around them, as they engage in the fun and educational activities.