Centennial Airport Tour Program Guidelines

Tour Information and Guidelines

Parking

For private vehicles, free parking is available in the parking lot west of the air traffic control tower.


Directions

Download a map, here.  Should you have questions or need assistance, please call 303-790-0598.


Upon arrival

Upon arrival, please come to the pedestrian gate and push the intercom labeled “AIRPORT AUTHORITY.” Announce yourself or your group. Someone will open the gate, and you will be promptly met by a volunteer airport ambassador. Tours begin with a briefing in the Wright Brothers Room. Please be on time.

For security purposes please leave backpacks at home, on the bus, or in a private vehicle.

Food and beverages will not be permitted on the tour.


Restroom facilities

Restrooms are available inside the Airport Authority building.


Lunch areas

The airport also has a restaurant, The Perfect Landing, located on the second floor of the Denver jetCenter where visitors may sit and order lunch after the tour. Please keep in mind that the restaurant is for paying customers only. Resturant reservations may be made by calling 303-649-4478.


Smoking

Smoking is not permitted inside the building or on the bus. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas.


Photos

Photographs may be permitted at certain points during the tour. Your ambassador will tell you when photos may be taken.


Proper Conduct

Centennial Airport has established this volunteer tour program because it places great importance on educating the public and youth about aviation and airport operations. However, the airport has an obligation to meet safety regulations and respect the privacy of its tenant and airport users. Chaperones are asked explain the importance of following tour guide instructions prior to airprot arrival. Airport ambassadors reserve the right to deny admission to, or request the departure of, any unruly participants, as well as terminate the tour prior to completion.


Safety & Security Rules

Guests, chaperones and children must to adhere to all security and safety signage at the airport, along with instructions from the airport ambassador.


Departure / End of tour

Guests must proceed in an orderly manner to and from the bus and walk, only, on designated pedestrian walkways to avoid congestion or accidents.

Centennial Airport Tour Program

 

About the NEW SCHEDULED TOUR Program

Guided tours of Centennial Airport are offered, free of charge, as part of the airport’s public outreach program. Tours are focused on the airport's rich history in Arapahoe County, economic impact, aerospace and aviation education.  Tours run March through October to avoid inclimate weather.

Tours are conducted in English.

Seating for each tour is limited to 14 persons. 

Groups specifically interested in viewing war birds and antique aircraft should consider an alternate venue, such as Wings Over the Rockies Museum.  

Airport tours do not include visits to private hangars.

Public Tours 

Public tours are offered two to three times per month, during regular business hours, unless specified.

Public tours are conducted on a "first come, first served basis." 

Visitors are asked to wear comfortable shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and be able to negociate some stairs and board a small tour bus.

Individuals with special needs should contact the airport PRIOR to booking a seat, at 303-790-0598 for assistance.

Children must be 6 years old, no exceptions.

Tickets are required.

To ensure equal opportunities for all, we ask that returning groups and clubs limit their group tour requests to twice per year.

Should your schedule change, or the number of individuals in your group change, please follow the instructions on your ticket to cancel your reservation. Wait-listed individuals will appreciate the thoughtfulness.

Also, please check the TOUR STATUS column on the day of your tour, prior to arrival, for updates or cancellation. Tours may be curtailed, postponed or cancelled if weather or operational conditions warrant such action.


About Group Tours

Centennial Airport considers private group tours for colleges, universities, economic development groups, and student groups associated with school districts focused on aerospace and aviation education. Consideration is based upon volunteer availability.

Participants must be 6 years or older to participate, as well as able to board a small tour bus. Groups larger than 14 persons must provide a licensed driver and coach bus at their own expense. Groups smaller than 14 persons should select a date from the public tour schedule listed below.

If your group is not associated with a college, university or school district, then please reserve a group of seats from the list below.

Tour organizers for such groups should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Tour Reservations

Tour sizes are limited to ensure safety and a quality experience for visitors. To book a reservation, simply click on your selected date and follow the instructions on the page. Event organizaers for groups with fewer than 14 individuals may also register, below.  Simply select the "Registering multiple people" option, located in blue under the SELECT YOUR TICKET headline.


Directions and guidelines

Prior to registering, Centennial Airport Tour Program Guidelines
 

Date  Time          Registration         Tour Status/Notifications 


THURSDAY, March 23, 2017  


10 a.m.


Click here to register


OPEN

THURSDAY, March 23, 2017

2 p.m.

Click here to register

FULL

SATURDAY, April 22, 2017

10 a.m.

Click here to register

FULL

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017

10 a.m.

Click here to register

FULL

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017

2 p.m.

Click here to register

OPEN

TUESDAY, May 23, 2017

10 a.m.

Click here to register

FULL

TUESDAY, May 23, 2017

2 p.m.

Click here to register

OPEN

SATURDAY, June 3, 2017

10 a.m.

Click here to register 

PENDING

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017

10 a.m.

Click here to register

OPEN

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017

10 a.m.

Click here to register

OPEN

SATURDAY, July 15, 2017

10 a.m.

Click here to register

PENDING

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017

10 a.m.

Click here to register

OPEN

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017

10 a.m.

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PENDING

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017

10 a.m. 

Click here to register

PENDING

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 

10 a.m.

Click here to register

PENDING

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017

10 a.m.

Click here to register

PENDING

SATURDAY, Sept. 16, 2017

10 a.m.

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PENDING

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 

10 a.m.

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PENDING

SATURDAY, Oct. 7, 2017

10 a.m. 

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PENDING

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 

10 a.m. 

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PENDING

THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 

10 a.m.

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PENDING