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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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, San Diego holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the San Diego Air & Space Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Be sure to leave yourself plenty of time to see and take part of the exhibits. You need at least one hour.  more »
  • Lots of information about the history of flight, different kinds of airplanes, the use of planes in warfare, and the exploration of space. There are portraits and bios of those in the Hall of Fame. Th...  more »
  • If you like museums and like to read/look at stuff to learn this is a great place. They have a lot of exhibits even if the building feels smaller. $20 is a bit steep but if it keeps the building and t...  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.
  • Loved it here. Rode one of the jet simulators. Great experience and would recommend to visit.
  • Oh, Air and Space Museum, you do such a good job on the air part, particularly WWI and WWII, but you spend so little time on the space part. Also, the kids rooms needs upgrading, although my kids still enjoy it. The outside cafe upgrade is appreciated. My kids want to go here at least once a month.
  • I have been a volunteer here for over 25 years and can hardly wait to go in every week. The displays are creative, fun and informative. The focus on San Diego's aviation history is solid and the exhibits are fantastic. Great stuff for kids to see and do in a wonderful historic building.