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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4.5
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  • This is not the biggest museum but it was a nice visit on a hot day. There are several simulators and some nice replicas. It’s not something I’d spend that much on. Use your Go Diego card instead.  more »
  • If you go see the USS Midway a few days before this, the planes in there might be more underwhelming. They are more historical "pieces". I am not a connoisseur of planes so maybe this visit got lost o...  more »
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  • Great use of limited space. Awesome mock-ups and models throughout the museum. Takes you on a great journey of the history of flight and aviation... mostly military with some civil aviation history. We were also lucky enough to visit during a STEM engagement week and the kids really enjoyed it. Staff was friendly, educated, and very helpful.
  • Great place to learn about the history of flight and how airplanes have affected humans over the years. Some amazing real scale planes and aircraft are scattered throughout (and overhead) the museum. Very family-friendly atmosphere and kids will get a lot of fun from the visit as well. My son loved the Navy's Blue Angels plane. Parking lot is good size and free, but recommend getting there closer to the museum's opening time. Definitely worth the visit for airplane fans.
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