San Diego Air And Space MuseumCurrently 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, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
San Diego Air And Space Museum - Review
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 Information
- Guided tours are available.
- Check out the Flight Path Grill restaurant.
- Check of the Museum's FAQ page for an extensive list of rules.
San Diego Air And Space Museum Ticket Prices
- 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 by Public Transport
- Bus 10 stop Park Bl & Presidents Way.
- By Car.
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San Diego Air And Space Museum, San Diego Reviews
This is hands down my husband's favorite museum in Balboa Park. While it's not my favorite, it is still a great museum to come visit. Each time I come I learn something new, even though there hasn't been a whole lot changed to it over the years, there are a lot of exhibits to take in. In my opinion it is well curated and packed with a great deal of artifacts from both WWI & WWII that are interesting as well as informative. The docents are available to answer questions. Every one of the docents that we've met through the years have been extremely knowledgeable and very friendly, it is evident that the staff and volunteers take pride in this museum, as well they should. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours immersing yourself in history. There truly is a lot to take in. There are also interactive displays as well. When my sons were growing up, this was one of the few museums that we could take them that they actually enjoyed. There is a parking lot right in front of the museum. The lot does fill up quickly, as do most of the lots in Balboa Park. There are various parking lots throughout the park as well as an open air tram that shuttles visitors throughout the park.
This museum is not as great as what everyone is saying. Me and my friend came from Los Angeles to go and see it and thought it was cool because of the photos but once we got there it cost $23 to get in and I promise it only took us 30 minutes to circle the entire building. I thought we were able to go into some of the planes and check them out but most were handing up in the ceiling and the ones that were on ground level were locked up. When we got near the end there was a virtual ride that cost $8 which wasn't much. This place should honestly cost at least $10 or less. We ended up going to the USS Midway ship that we didn't know was there until after we left. I highly recommend to just go to Midway. It cost the same and at least you can walk through the ship and have a more interactive and extensive look into the ship.
Museum is okay - I think I was expecting more. It is smaller than other air and space museums in the country. It had great info and cool relics from many different eras. Had a temporary exhibition with cars and engines - that was very interactive and fun! I think kids would really enjoy the museum.
Great display . Allow min 1 and a half hours to see everything. There are audio visual displays that I hadn't enough time to see and I am sure I could happily spend a half day there. There are cockpits that you can sit in which helps to get a real feel of the pilots controls and the view.
As a parent of preschoolers, there is nothing here that would make me come back after having been to the one in Seattle. The kids area is a Lego table, a TV, video games... just stuff unlike in Seattle where there are kid sized airplanes for them to "fly." The are a few educational things, but my kids love to learn and yet were unimpressed :(