A museum stressing on the contribution of San Francisco Bay Area to aviation and national defense, Moffett Field Historical Society Museum takes you on an impressive tour. Exhibits talking about world-famous hangars, the World War II period, NASA Ames and jets and spacecraft leave you mesmerized. An informative place which gives you a glimpse into the fascinating history of aviation, Moffett Field Historical Society Museum has to be on your list of things to do in Mountain View.
How to Reach Moffett Field Historical Society Museum
- Private Vehicles/Cabs
- Nearest Bus Stop- South Akron & Wescoat
Moffett Field Historical Society Museum Reviews & Ratings
The Moffett Field historical society museum is a small museum run by a dedicated core of volunteers. The volunteers are usually ex-military people or from military oriented families. The museum was well-staffed when I was there. There were many people working on the displays. The displays are a selection of well-rounded memorabilia and some simulator cockpits and actual flight simulators. I think the primary audience for this museum are people who are interested in the United States Navy. There are a large number of uniforms and equipment from various decades. There are a large number of ship and aircraft models. There is also a fairly large library of written material. I did not go outside and see the aircraft that they have on display. The museum staff is also interested in connecting with people who would like to donate their time or historical items.
Fabulous local history museum, rather hidden and with limited opening hours but very much worth the effort. Rather basic presentation but amazing artefacts that detail the rich history of Moffett Field. Don't be put of my the guards at the aerodrome entrances you just need to show photo id to enter..
Very large museum. Looks small from outside. Well setup. Grandson loved looking at all the old photographs, military uniforms and planes. Very interesting.
Amazing to visit this iconic centre of aviation history. Great museum with really well informed and friendly guides. The NASA U-2 and Harrier (AV8-B) cockpit were highlights for me. Not to mention the awesome airship hangar. Lets hope its re-clad soon.
This was a nice museum and I recommend a visit. I learned a lot about the history of the field that I never knew. You need 2-3 hours at least.