The Boneyard Project In Tucson Arizona
“The Boneyard Project” is the brainchild of world famous artist Eric Firestone – bringing retired air planes into Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson Arizona and allow artists to explore their imagination on these relics. The result as you can see is simply spectacular.
“Boneyards” can be simply called aircraft graveyards. That is, when an aircraft can no longer be used they are stored away in large storage areas, typically deserts. The 3 largest boneyards are all in Arizona.
Boneyard Project Outdoor Museum
Located in Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson Arizona retired planes and aircraft parts are brought here. Every year or so the museum invites a select group of artists from around the world in elaborate projects to bring these dead flying machines to life with creativity and color. The first of such initiatives was called “The Boneyard Project: Nose Job” and the latest one called “The Boneyard Project: Return Trip” was completed in May 2012. Below are some of the creations.
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Seeing the Boneyard Project: The Boneyard Project is in the Pima Air and Space Museum located on 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson. The museum is open 9 to 5 all week. Given how big this place is we recommend you go a couple of hours before the closing time to see all the relics. Entrance is free for kids under the age of 6, and adult price goes to a max of $16.