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San Diego Air & Space Museum

5 star rating 24 Reviews

(619) 234-8291(619) 234-8291 View Website »

2001 Pan American PlazaSan Diego, CA 92101

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA -  writerguy

    Reviews: 25

    Bigger and better than it looks from outside
    writerguy (25 reviews)
    10/01/2009

    It's a circular layout, so there's actually quite a lot to see. Unfortunately, it's not quite enough to pass even a half-day in there with kids, unless they're into watching videos. Many of the aircraft displayed are replicas, but one authentic show-stopper is right out in the lobby by the ticket counter (so you could see it for free, I guess): the actual Apollo IX command module. You can climb up, peer inside at the *lawn chairs* these guys sat in, and come away with a deep respect for the sheer guts they had. Logistically, there's only one set of restrooms, located about mid-way through the circle. There are lots of flight simulators available at extra cost. Some exhibits aren't wheelchair- or stroller-friendly, but they're far and few between and I'd guesstimate that 95%+ of the museum is rollable. Discount coupons to this and other museums in Balboa Park are available in the Entertainment Book.

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA -  missylovesthedd

    Reviews: 173

    fun
    missylovesthedd (173 reviews)
    5/02/2008

    I have never been too into planes or aviation, but was still very impressed with this museum, located in Balboa Park. The museum itself is quite large and includes an outdoor area with life size planes and helicopters. The exhibits cover a lot of subject matter, including the roles of planes in war, flight attendants through the years, progress made in design, and much more. There is also a flight simulator ride for kids to enjoy.

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA -  Grundiman

    Reviews: 26

    Liftoff into Aerospace musuem fun
    Grundiman (26 reviews)
    12/18/2006

    The San Diego Areospace musuem is a place with a rich tradition of aerospace tradition. This musuem once burned down so they had to rebuild. The newer rebuilt musuem is a great tribute to aerospace lore. If you have a dreamer in your family that would like to fly this is the place to take them to. One of my favorite musuems of all time.

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA -  Jdavid

    Reviews: 261

    Above Average
    Jdavid (261 reviews)
    12/08/2006

    I was never very interested in these kind of things but after visiting the San Diego Aerospace Museum a while back, you start to appreciate it all and the history especially.

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA -  JenniferS

    Reviews: 966

    love it
    JenniferS (966 reviews)
    12/06/2006

    The San Diego Air & Space Museum was one of our top field trip destinations when I was in elemtary. Their aircraft models are so detailed. There's so much history in one exhibit. A great place to bring the kids. Great puzzle planes in the gift shop.

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA -  kda652

    Reviews: 13

    Great Place to Spend a Day.
    kda652 (13 reviews)
    12/04/2006

    There are lot's of different activities to see and do at the aerospace museum. Great learning activities for children and must see movies on the imax screen.

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA -  cramsey

    Reviews: 7

    First Class Museum
    cramsey (7 reviews)
    12/02/2006

    Great place to spend an afternoon with the family. Exhibits are well thought out and staff are very friendly. Phone number is listed incorrectly. The area code is (619).

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA -  LizinBonita

    Reviews: 163

    Like Old Planes? Go Here!
    LizinBonita (163 reviews)
    10/30/2006

    San Diego Aerospace Museum has some wonderful old planes, including a replica of The Spirit of America, which flew Linbergh across the Atlantic. There are also many photographs of the pilots who flew these planes.

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA -  jevans

    Reviews: 85

    Good Educational Excursion!
    jevans (85 reviews)
    10/29/2006

    The Aerospace Museum is a great place to visit to learn about the history of flight. The to scale models of airplanes of all different ages are very well done. There are also short movies and airflight videos to see. I went there durig the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brother's launch of the first air flight. It was great. I met two of the Tuskegee Airman there! This is a San Diego must see place!

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA -  Anneie

    Reviews: 51

    Spend the day and bring the kids
    Anneie (51 reviews)
    10/26/2006

    This museum has lots of full - size airplane displays and lots of hands on opportunites for the kids. It's also an interesting, informative museum for adults and has accessible displays.

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA -  TonyRod

    Reviews: 139

    Planes that you can Touch
    TonyRod (139 reviews)
    10/25/2006

    I just love looking at all those airplanes. So much history right in front of you. I can get lost in here for hours and they may have to take me out. It is a place a dad should take his children.

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA -  KudZu_King

    Reviews: 25

    The best attraction in Balboa Park.
    KudZu_King (25 reviews)
    10/23/2006

    Except for the sunshine, this is the best attraction in the park. Everything from the Wright brothers to the space age. Awesome.

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA -  KymKrutz

    Reviews: 111

    See how far we've come in aviation!
    KymKrutz (111 reviews)
    10/13/2006

    The life-size replica of the SR-71 that is on display is very impressive. This tribute to flight is demonstrated in chronological order, so you can see how far we've come in aviation!

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA - Tina S.

    Tina S.

    didn't think I would enjoy this
    Tina S. (Posted to Judysbook.com)
    11/15/2005

    But I did! My husband is a huge aviation fan and we spent most of the afternoon there. I surprisingly enjoyed this museum quite a bit and I am not eve...

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  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, CA - T C.

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    Aerospace Museum
    T C. (Posted to Judysbook.com)
    9/09/2005

    "If you're headed to San Diego (California, USA) and your're an airplane or history buff, you won't want to miss the world famous San Diego Aerospace ...

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Business details

Service Area

  • Downtown

Attractions

  • Museum

Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

2012

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 10:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • TUE
  • 10:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • WED
  • 10:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • THU
  • 10:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • FRI
  • 10:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • SAT
  • 10:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • SUN
  • 10:00am
  • 4:00pm