San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego

4.3
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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  • The San Diego Air and Space Museum is an aviation and space exploration museum located in Balboa Park. It has a lot packed into a small area particularly up front. When we were there the crowd was lar...  more »
  • It's packed full of planes and aviation stuff. It is a well put together museum and the best in Balboa park. My husband enjoyed it. We have been to the Smithsonian's air and space in DC which is much ...  more »
  • My 11 year old is aviation mad and loved this place, as did we. Spent a couple of hours here. There is plenty to see and se real act8vities available. Highly recommend.  more »
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  • A lot of planes and one of of the Apollo modules. Well organized and interesting. "Be the astronaut" is a nice interactive exhibition, worth trying. Worth the visit, while visiting the Balboa Park.
  • Great display of aviation history from the first aircraft to space flight. Selection of items on display seems a bit arbitrary and there is much they do not cover but it is understandable given that there is limited space. All in all worth a visit and good value for money.
  • Like this place a lot. Many great airplanes and models. I only wish that there is a clear guide for the exhibits and docents are bit more engaged.
  • Right next door to the zoo great place to stop before or after my kids liked the space museum more then the zoo. It’s easy to even just walk around and read to understand the place but i saw a few tour guides
  • Amazing and astounding. They've packed in so much amazing history in here its unbelievable. Loved every minute of it and almost wished I had a full day here. It's in balboa park so make sure to try all the other museums around here.
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