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.
Posted: 10/01/2009 • Last edited: 10/02/2009 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 5/02/2008 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 12/18/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 12/08/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 12/06/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 12/04/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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).
Posted: 12/02/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 10/30/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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!
Posted: 10/29/2006 • Last edited: 5/29/2008 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 10/26/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 10/25/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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!
Posted: 10/13/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review