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San Diego Air And Space Museum

San Diego, CA

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Address: 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101, USA How do we get there? Number: 619-234-8291
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The countdown for take off is on for the San Diego Air & Space Museum!

This impressive museum is where you learn about, and celebrate, aviation and space flight history through a number of exhibits, presentations, and hands-on experiences. You can also be inspired by the men and women who forged aerospace history too!

Of course, what would an aviation museum be without ACTUAL aircraft on display, and San Diego Air & Space Museum doesn't disappoint! You can go back through the history books with reproductions of the Wright Gliders from the turn of the century (that's where aviation all began, kids!), and even see an actual Apollo command module (that's been up in space!)

There are US Army helicopters on display, as well as actual GPS satellites, and of course super impressive aircraft, from the Catalina to the PT-1

Then of course you have the exhibit galleries, where kids can learn all about World War II and World War I, and the roles aircraft and pilots played in the conflicts.

Explore the "Golden Age" of aviation, when death-defying loops and manoeuvres were all the rage, and uncover the early space program and what actually went into humans first exploring a world outside out atmosphere.

Are you ready to FLY into your next family day out and explore all the fascinating exhibits and aircraft at the San Diego Air & Space Museum?

Ready for take off, in 3, 2, 1 - BLAST OFF!

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How much does it cost?



$23 plus $8 for flight simulator



$13 (Ages 3 to 11) plus $8 for flight simulator



$19 - student, retired military with ID, senior (Free for active duty military)


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2 years


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San Diego Air And Space Museum FAQ’s

Both the Women’s & Men’s restrooms have fold-down diaper changing stations.

There are many beautiful areas to picnic in Balboa Park. Food and beverages are not permitted in the Museum.

The general Museum galleries are free to San Diego County Residents, Active Duty Military and their dependents, and San Diego County College Students on the Fourth Tuesday of each month except December

Looking for unique gift items? Then stop by the gift shop at the San Diego Air & Space Museum for airplane models, books, apparel, backpacks, posters, coffee and beer mugs, collectables, gliders, movies & SO much more!

They love to have students visit for field trips! Self-guided visits for school groups (charged at the school group rate) are scheduled Mondays through Fridays and require advance scheduling to ensure availability of gallery space. Docent field trips are offered at no extra charge.

Both the Women’s & Men’s restrooms have fold-down diaper changing stations.

The Museum is widely accessible to our visitors with disabilities but call if you have any questions!

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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