An experienced real estate investor, Lew McGinnis also has a long history of philanthropic activity and community volunteerism. Lew McGinnis formerly served as director of the Pima Air and Space Museum.
Opened in 1976 and located in Tucson, Arizona, the Pima Museum has grown to become one of the world’s largest aviation and space museums not funded by a government. It features more than 300 historical aircrafts and hosts a variety of programs and events.
A STEM program designed to get kids excited about math and science, Pima’s Soarin’ Saturdays takes a hands-on approach to imparting valuable instruction about flight and aerospace topics. The focus of the program changes throughout the month. For example, the first Saturday of each month is devoted to model airplane building while the second concentrates on rocketry experimentation. The program’s Young Flyers Fun session occurs on the fourth Saturday of each month, with an encore session offered the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Held in the Space Gallery Classroom, Soarin’ Saturdays sessions are always free with admission and require parent participation. They last approximately 90 minutes.