08/12/09 03:13PM End of WWII, Museums, Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum,Warbirds,WWII

Open House To Honor The 64th Anniversary of the End of World War II
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2009:  Palm Springs, CA:

 The Palm Springs Air Museum will hold an Open House with Free Admission on Saturday, September 12, 2009. 

Scheduled festivities for the day include:

·         Uncle Sam’s Club - Special seating area for “Meet and Greet” with Veterans

·         Satellite Gift Shop areas in each hangar so people can buy WWII memorabilia

·         Different plane highlighted every hour, followed by Q & A with veterans who actually flew or crewed on                   the plane (11:00 – 4:00)

·         Food Vendors

·         Special kids’ activities

·         Story Time with Mother Goose

·         Barnstormer & Stunt Pilot Roscoe Turner & Gilmore the Lion Look-a-Likes

·         Special Standing Display on V-J Day, the day Japan surrendered (Full Commemorative Program will be                 held on Sat Oct 10)

·         Helicopter Rides, $39.95 per person (restrictions apply), weather permitting.

·         Palm Springs Fire Department & Fire Engine

·         Palm Springs K-9 Police Demonstrations

The Palm Springs Air Museum has 75,000 square feet of climate controlled exhibit space with one of the largest collections of flying WWII aircraft, vintage cars, 7000 volume Library, flight simulators and tours through a flyable B-17 and if open, the PBY and C-47.   Movies show in the Buddy Rogers Theatre continuously after 11 am.  Open daily, 10 am – 5 PM, admission ranges from $5 to $12, free for children under 6 and for active military.  745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs – between Ramon and Vista Chino, 778-6262,