San Diego Air And Space Museum224 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6192348291
- Ticket Price: 20 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: War Memorial, Specialty Museums
Located inside the historic Ford building, this is one of the largest Aviation museums in the country. The Collection includes historic and reproductions versions of aircraft and spacecraft. If you are a history buff, space buff, or just even mildy be interested in the history of exploration this museum is going to blow your mind. Most of the collection is divided into galleries. These include:
- World War II Gallery
- World War I Gallery
- Theodore Gildred Rotunda - check out the Apollo 9 Command Module
- Modern Jet & Space Age Gallery
- Golden Age of Flight Gallery
- Edwin D. McKellar Pavilion of Flight
There are four immerseive interactive exhibits: Max Flight Interactive Ride, the Doron Transport 6 Simulator, the Interactive Jet Flight Simulator and the 3D/4D Zable Theater. The Library & Archives have over 2 million related images. There is a very valuable collection of rare videos, over 5000 of them. Geek out over artefacts from the lives of Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Neil Armstrong.
San Diego Air And Space Museum Travel Tips
- Guided tours are available.
- Check out the Flight Path Grill restaurant.
- Check of the Museum's FAQ page for an extensive list of rules.
Entrance Ticket Details For San Diego Air And Space Museum
- Senior/Student/Retired Military: $16.50
- Youth (3-11 years): $10.50
- Children 2 and Under; Active Duty Military: Free
- Max Flight Simulator: $8 per person
How to Reach San Diego Air And Space Museum
- Bus 10 stop Park Bl & Presidents Way.
- By Car.
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San Diego Air And Space Museum Reviews & Ratings
The museum was great overall a couple things I feel could make it better is if they made their Interactive things more Interactive. Like simply sitting in the cockpit but putting in sounds would make it better , like a gun sound or a plane sound. Also they don't have air conditioning which is understandable but they do have fans along the walls up high and fortunately did not pointed down at the people. They might need them pointed more upwards for airflow but they should also have pointed some down at the visitors.
The museum is small by the standards set by outdoor air museums or the Smithsonian, but it's mighty for what it is. Nestled in a building from the World's Fair, the classic architecture lends itself to a smooth chronology of air and space history. Many planes are recreations of the original historic planes, but the quality of them, and the details in the exhibits are really excellent. I really recommend talking to the volunteer docents about the history encased in their museum section. We talked to a lovely man, Ron, who walked us through all of WWI and the planes and information the museum had. And he would find us in different parts of the museum to offer addition tidbits here and there. We easily spend 1.5-2 hours there.
Oh my goodness! This place was amazing, so many Airplanes to observe, you can even play War Thunder to experience how the old planes fly. Also have multiple interactive cockpits and planes to get into. Great layout and easy to navigate.
Take the kids this place is awesome. Plane buff will love the excellent range of planes. The kids will love the interactive displays. Would be 5 stars, but its quite small and your out fairly quickly. Recommended.
San Diego Air and Space Museum (SDASM, formerly the San Diego Aerospace Museum) is an aviation and space exploration museum in San Diego, California. The museum is located in Balboa Park and is housed in the former Ford Building, which is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. We visited this place on May 25, 2018, during our first San Diego trip. It’s a wonderful museum that contains many original and reproductions of historic aircraft and spacecraft. They have a fascinating collection of aircraft of all types, including German and Japanese planes from WWII. The original Apollo 9 command module is also here. It’s not the biggest museum but the exhibits are world class. The 4D Apollo experience was fantastic. The Pavilion of Flight in the center of the museum was also impressive.