The College Park Aviation Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is located on the grounds of the world's oldest continuously operating airport in College Park, MD. The airport was founded in 1909 when Wilbur Wright came here to give flight instruction to the 1st military aviators. Visitors to the museum step into an open 1½ story exhibit space, which highlights the display of unique aircraft and artifacts and tells the story of the airport's many 1st in flight to today.
College Park Aviation Museum is family-friendly and filled with hands-on, interactive exhibits. Touch, explore, and sit in the cockpit of our "Imagination Plane", a 1939 blue Taylorcraft. Visit our hands-on room to learn about flight and to dress like a pilot. Fly away in one of our simulators or play on our outdoor pedal planes. There are many options for any family to choose from.
In College Park, Maryland near the University of Maryland, between Route 1 & Kenilworth Avenue (Route 201). Accessible from the Green Line, College Park/University of Maryland Metro Station.Get directions
Loads of opportunities for kids to get more from it including Peter Pan CLub, Afternoon Aviators, Rib Making Workshops and birthday parties.
Gift shop available.
Although the museum is self-guided, structured group tours are available for schools. These tours have been designed to address the Maryland curriculum.