Museums

Southern Museum of Flight Birmingham

Where is it at?

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Southern Museum of Flight
4343 73rd Street North
Birmingham
AL
35206
Tel: 205 833-8226

Where are we going today?

Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly to the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama!

If you LOVE planes or history, then you might want to check out the 75,000 sq ft of museum that is waiting to be explored. The museum have an incredible collection of not only memorabilia, but also actual aircraft that you can get right up close to!

The Southern Museum of Flight is actually one of the largest aviation museums in the Southeast, and is dedicated to showcasing all types of aircraft - from civilian to military - and telling their stories.

There are over 90 aircraft, as well as memorabilia from the earliest history of powered flight. There are engines, models, photos, paintings, and artifacts - all great fun for kids to look at. They might be amazed at how big and unique these aircraft are!

The Southern Museum of Flight is also home to the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame, where you can read all about those who have made a difference in aviation - over 65 names in fact!

There really is something for everyone. If you love history, there is plenty to see and read, and if you love planes then you just really are in for a treat! There is an indoor and outdoor collection, and some will just amaze you!

Great museum fun for the family in Birmingham. You never know - you might have a future pilot in the family that is inspired!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7
  • Children$6
  • Free Under: 3 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9:30am - 4:30pm Tues - Sat.

Closed Sundays and Mondays

Teachers corner

They offer school programs, guided tours and hands-on activities for schools who visit. It's a great way to learn aviation history!.

I'm Hungry!

Why not grab something before your visit to the museum, so you just have to focus on learning and having fun!.

Any Top Tips?

Check out the fun summer camps the museum offer too!.

Doing our bit

They are dedicated to preserving the collections, and the stories of an incredible part of American and world history. .

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs just speak to staff when your arrive and see what is best for you in terms of accessibility.

Can I get one of those?

Can you have a birthday party? You sure can! Have a high flying birthday with hands-on activity and even airplane cookies!.

More information

The museum are involved in outreach events too!.

What people are saying?

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    Excellent history here! A lot of work has gone into reconstructing the past. Very much enjoyed the Russian helicopter in the right wing of the museum, and it's magnificent cold war past. Worth a visit at any age. Kids are free.

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    I am a pilot and this is a gem in the area without a doubt. I never been to a greater aviation museum that allows the visitor to be so close to the static displays. I thoroughly enjoyed sitting inside several cockpits as well. Although the area may seem run down, the museum is extremely personal and up close. After the visit, I highly recommend driving by the airport because there are additional static displays of both civil and military aircraft including an SR71!!

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    Fantastic museum with lots of heritage.

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    Fantastic hidden gem in Birmingham. Great exhibits, great planes, great afternoon to spend with a family, run by great people.

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by Norris Wong

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I am a pilot and this is a gem in the area without a doubt. I never been to a greater aviation museum that allows the visitor to be so close to the static displays. I thoroughly enjoyed sitting inside several cockpits as well. Although the area may seem run down, the museum is extremely personal and up close. After the visit, I highly recommend driving by the airport because there are additional static displays of both civil and military aircraft including an SR71!!

They were nice enough to allow me to have lunch with them and all the volunteers during my visit. They are like a family. This was also around Christmas time as well. I had the honor of meeting several retired and active pilots including the b-29 pilot of the CAF FIFI.

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