The Palm Springs Air Museum opened its hangar doors in 1996. As it turns out, our first trip here also included a chili cook off and a car show. There was a lot going on. Even without the extras, it is not possible to see and read everything in one visit. Four hangars and 85,000 square feet is a lot of space to cover. Its location is ideal, right along the tarmac of the Palm Springs International Airport, allowing visitors to watch planes take off while admiring them up close. There is an aviation doctorate worth of information to be explored. It was interesting to read about the history of women in aviation while walking by planes with half naked woman on them. I don’t think A1 noticed the juxtaposition. She was perfectly happy to focus on the play area, with its endless authentic switches, buttons, steering wheels, pedals, and equipment to manipulate.