San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego

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Marvel at the wonders in San Diego Air & Space Museum, full of science, space, and aviation displays. As an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this establishment promises fascinating interactive exhibits like space shuttle and flight simulators. Imagine yourself at the head of a cosmic mission, and then head to the historical aircraft and spacecraft collections to see a flyable replica of Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, plus the only real GPS satellite on display in the world. Don't miss the Apollo 9 command module, which actually flew into space. Make San Diego Air & Space Museum a centerpiece of your San Diego vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our San Diego day trip planning app .
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  • For 20 $ plus 5 for "be the astronaut", you spend 2-3 hours learning a lot about aviation and space.  more »
  • We didn't cool off any on a 100 degree day, but very interesting exhibits. Was disappointed there was an additional charge to see some of the exhibits, general admission doesn't not include any specia...  more »
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  • Flight simulator was awesome! We also did the astronaut simulator and that was my favorite part. You can go to the moon, mars or Jupiter! Jupiter is a longer story mode then the moon. We easily killed an hour doing that. Lots of historical articles and models to look at.
  • Going to the museum should make you really question the current stereotypical role of women in America. There are some uniforms of flight attendants in the museum from the 1960s for the commercial airlines. There are also military aircraft information. There were hundreds of models of jets built even before the 1980s. I admire the motivation those individuals had to study and be productive. I just disagree with the usage of some military aircraft. Worth a visit.
  • Really interesting to see the history of flight and space travel, Educational and sometimes entertaining. Definitely something fun if you're a fan of flight.
  • Defiantly a cool place to visit. They have a student discount which is a plus, and a lot of cool exhibits to check out.
  • Great museum right in the park. 3D theater. Little bit of everything.

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