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On this tour, you’ll descend 35 feet into the underground missile complex. You’ll visit the launch control center and experience a simulated launch of the missile. Then you’ll journey down the cableway to level 2 of the missile silo to get an up-close look at the Titan II missile itself. Finally, you’ll stand on top of the launch duct and look down on the Titan II missile from above.
In the winter (November-April), one-hour guided tours of the missile site are offered on the hour every hour beginning at 10:00am Sunday-Friday and 9:00am on Saturdays, with the last tour of the day beginning at 3:45pm.
In the summer (May-October), Sunday-Friday, the first tour of the day is at 10:00am and the last tour of the day is at 2:45pm. Saturday hours remain the same throughout the year (first tour at 9:00am and the last tour is at 3:45pm.)
May - October, the museum is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Call (520) 625-7736 for information on the daily tour schedule.
PRICING & RESERVATIONS
Adults (13 & up)
Seniors (65+), Military, Pima Co. Residents
Military and Groups
Juniors (Ages 5-12)
What to Expect
The one-hour guided tours include a short film on the Titan II program, a visit to the underground launch control center where visitors see a simulated missile launch, and a visit to level 2 of the missile silo where visitors are able to view the missile through large windows cut into the launch duct wall. At the conclusion of the guided tour, visitors may wander the surface portion of the missile site on their own where they can see the missile engines and stand on top of the launch duct to view the missile from above.
*Note: Visitors must be at least 5 years old and able to descend and climb 55 stair steps to go on the one-hour guided tour. Visitors younger than 5 years old or who are not able to descend and climb 55 stair steps will be limited to the surface portion of the missile site.
Reservations are required for all tours. Groups of 10 or more visitors may make their reservation by clicking the “Book Now 10+ Visitors” button. For school groups and educational programs, please see the Educators section of this web site.
The one-hour guided tours include a short film on the Titan II program, a visit to the underground launch control center and a simulated missile launch, and a visit to level 2 of the missile silo where visitors view the missile through large windows in the launch duct wall. At the conclusion of the guided tour, visitors may wander the surface portion of the missile site on their own where they can see the missile engines and stand on top of the launch duct to view the missile from above.
Tours are limited to 26 people at a time and groups larger than 26 people will have to book multiple tours. If your chosen tour time is already partially booked by other visitors and cannot accommodate your entire group, you should select another tour time or book an addition tour. Groups of 50 or more people should contact us at email@example.com to discuss tour logistics prior to booking your tour. See the Accessibility page for important information if anyone in your group has a mobility impairment or cannot ascend and descend 55 stair steps. The person making the group reservation is responsible for informing everyone in the group about what to expect on the tour and the items that are prohibited on the tour.
GROUP PRICING & RESERVATIONS
$12.50 per person
School and Youth Group Tours of the Titan Missile Museum are offered free of charge on a space-available basis to public, private, and charter schools, as well as to youth organizations like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Civil Air Patrol, and Boys and Girls Clubs. Reservations are required. Plan your tours as far in advance as possible as the availability of these tours is limited and they fill up fast. These tours are not available in the month of March.
This program is available for grades 5-12 (the content is not suitable for younger audiences). The School/Youth Group Tour program consists of a one-hour guided tour of the missile site and a 30-minute classroom session (when Education Docents are available). In the classroom, students learn some of the principles of rocket flight by observing demonstrations involving chemical and hypergolic reactions and utilizing the museum’s “whoosh tube” and “rocket sled.”
The entire program generally lasts about 90 minutes. The tours can only accommodate 25 students and chaperones at a time. Groups that are larger than 25 may be divided over two days, depending on their size. The museum cannot accommodate groups larger than 50.
The museum requires one adult chaperone for every 10 students, and these adults, along with the drivers, will be admitted to the museum free of charge. Any other adults accompanying the group must pay the regular admission fee. Reservations for these tours must be made at least 30 days in advance. But don’t wait. Availability is limited and these tours fill up fast!
Backpacks, cinch sacks, large purses and camera bags are prohibited on the tour. Teachers/Administrators making the reservation are responsible for ensuring that each student, teacher and chaperone understands that backpacks, cinch sacks, large purses and camera bags are prohibited on the tour and ensuring that the group arrives at the museum at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Teachers and chaperones are responsible for monitoring and controlling the behavior of their students at all times.
The School/Youth Group Tour Program strives to provide an innovative, thought-provoking, and challenging student experience that complements the Arizona history and science curricula, promotes critical thinking, and stimulates language and reading skills. For more information, or to make your reservation, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following visitors are limited to the site’s surface level
Requirements and Accessibility
The Titan Missile Museum is an ADA compliant facility. Handicapped parking is available and all restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
For the daily one-hour guided tours, guests are required to ascend and descend 55 stair steps. Visits made by guests unable to use the stairs will be limited to the surface portion of the site
Small children and service animals must be able to use the stairs independently in order to access the underground portion of the site.
All children under the age of five are limited to the surface portion of the missile site and will not have access to the underground area.
The museum does not provide wheelchairs. If you need a wheelchair or scooter, please bring one with you.
For your safety, and for preservation purposes, there are some rules that visitors must follow.
For more information call (520) 625-7736 or send an email to email@example.com
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