With a mission to preserve Oklahoma’s aerospace history and to inspire science-based learning through discovery, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium (TASM) has carved out a unique niche in the Oklahoma museum community, with our focus on the aviation/aerospace industry, which is the second largest employer in the state. TASM has been exposing students to real-world applications of STEM for over 15 years. Last year, more than 33,000 students participated in STEM engagement, consisting of museum tours, hands-on activities, interactive exhibits, inspirational messages and planetarium educational programming.
The museum is home to an F-14 Tomcat fighter jet, the only Spartan Executive Model 12 ever produced and the very last aircraft made by the Spartan Aviation Company. Other aircraft include a Vietnam era Huey UH-1H helicopter, and a retired American Airlines MD-80 airline jet. The 110 seat full dome Planetarium operates a state of the art laser projection system that provides sharp, clear imagery with a surround sound experience. Other exhibits include local astronaut William "Bill" Pogue, MISSION:MARS, The LAST B-24 The TULSAMERICAN, and 50 years of Apollo.