It you just LOVE planes, helicopters, and all things aviation, then you might want to head to the Oakland Aviation Museum which is FILLED with amazing artifacts and actual aircraft for those pilots-to-be in the family to enjoy!
The Oakland Aviation Museum offers indoor AND outdoor exhibits, as well as simulators, tours, and even a super cool interactive play area for those little ones...so no matter what age, everyone in the family can have a great time!
First of all, the museum building is an exhibit in itself! The building used to be home to the old Boeing School of Aeronautics, created to actually compete against the Wright Brothers Flying School, way back in 1929. Now, it's a great museum just for you!
The collection at the Oakland Aviation Museum is varied enough for all tastes, and there are a number of actual aircraft on display that the kids can see with their very own eyes!
They can see the nost section from a DC-6B, or the A-3 which is the largest and heaviest carrier based aircraft that was operational.
From Vietnam war veterans, to one-of-a-kind helicopters, kids will always get a kick out of seeing these incredible aircraft in person!
The museum have flight simulators that are open on cockpit days where you can actually see what it feels like to sit in the cockpit, and those little pilots can have even more fun with the Interactive Learn to Fly area, with two replica aircraft which lets them sit in a real plane, and their imaginations can take them up in the sky! They can even listen to real-time air traffic controllers.
With tours and events too, the Oakland Aviation Museum is filled with fun things to do as part of your family day out! Enjoy kids...fly safe!
$5 (ages 6 to 12)
Military / senior and teen
The museum are dedicated to preserving the amazing collection, and telling the stories of the aircraft that have played such an iconic role in history
Its best to grab something to eat before or after your museum experience
If you love the museum and want to support it more, then check out membership! You can FREE admission, and 10% off the store!
If you have an airplane buff in the family, you will be able to find a host of gifts and souvenirs perfect for you! They have books, toys, model kits, games, magnets, and shirts...just to name a few!
If you have groups of 12 or more, then why not enjoy a tour! Just book a week in advance, and enjoy an aviation experience out of the classroom! Great group discounts too
Give them a call to see the accessibility of the museum and the aircraft
Allow a couple of hours to really explore - at least!
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