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San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego

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4.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • I was very excited to take the kids to the Air and Apace Museum as it was one of my favorites growing up (along with the Sports Museum there). We were pleasantly surprised when we found out that they ...  read more »
  • Great Place to See with Family. Many exhibits and planes. Lot of local history in this place as well. 
  • I went to Balboa Park for a staycation and bought the explorer pass. It allows you to explore 5 museums of your choosing in Balboa Park. The air and space museum was the first stop and the best stop. ...  read more »
  • It's Spring Mother freaking break!! You have to say it like James Franco "SPRING BREAAK". In reality, I just started another semester of graduate school but who's cares. What up San Diego!?! It's great to be back. I have always considered moving here because it reminds of SF with better than OC weather combine with chill people. SD peeps are always welcome to outsiders. Even getting lost or making wrong turns, I did not experience any LA attitude from locals or the "California Howdy", composed of four fingers down and one finger up. It's Laid back. Please adopt me San Diego. Thank you Air and Space Museum! Also, shout outs to supporting a great cause. The crew here worked hard to blow our socks off. Time to get fat! I only wish I brought multiple stomachs. Some highlights included: Great DJ music Great lighting and setting. Is that a helicopter overhead? Yes, it is. The courtyard felt like an indoor and outdoor part at the same time. Exploring the museum. A lot of a fascinating stuff. I enjoyed the Da Vinci exhibit. Partying and getting educated. Flight simulation Lots of people but not overcrowded Until next time, stay classy San Diego!
  • This is a worthwhile place to see when in San Diego. It is part of Balboa Park. The have lots of planes, helicopters, jeeps and other memorabilia to see but also some interesting special exhibits such as the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit. Admittance was around $20 but worth the fee.
  • Very nice museum, I learned a lot. I went here for my high school prom years ago, and when I didn't feel like dancing anymore, we were able to walk around and check out the exhibits. I would like to return, I understand they have made some changes recently.
  • Great aviation museum with lots of hands on exhibits. The early WW1 planes were unique. Was a little disappointed that the space exhibits were reproductions rather than actual vehicles. The Da Vinci exhibit was well done. Very kid friendly museum with plenty of control panels and cockpits to climb into.
  • A must see in San Diego exploration. Lots of planes and good show of history. A long focus on the first half of the century, and not as much on more recent accomplishments. Plus there is a fun 3D cinema in the museum and many full size actual and/or replicas of planes & more. On my visit, there was a DaVinci exhibit (for $5 extra) that was definitely worth it. Overall, a good museum I would visit again.
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