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San Diego Air & Space Museum

2001 Pan American Plz, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1636
+1 619-234-8291
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Museum's emphasis is on the history of flight, from the days of hot-air balloons to the Spirit of St. Louis to today's space shuttles.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“space travel” (20 reviews)
“balboa park” (97 reviews)
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2001 Pan American Plz, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1636
Balboa Park
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+1 619-234-8291
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"aviation history"
in 29 reviews
"space travel"
in 20 reviews
"balboa park"
in 97 reviews
"da vinci exhibit"
in 13 reviews
"on display"
in 37 reviews
"apollo capsule"
in 9 reviews
"apollo command module"
in 8 reviews
"space shuttle"
in 6 reviews
"the wright brothers"
in 6 reviews
"flight path"
in 6 reviews
"spicy stuff"
in 7 reviews
"special exhibits"
in 8 reviews
"great aircraft"
in 6 reviews
"world war"
in 8 reviews
"military aircraft"
in 9 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 6 reviews
"flight simulator"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Museum is very limited by the building it inhabits. It is very good and put with the Midway Aircraft Museum it is really a great place to spend a couple of hours. IF you are undecided which one to go and see do the...More

Thank Terry L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like aviation this is the place. Too much to look at and read for me, but full of information and things to touch. Not a place for small kids, they would be bored.

Thank madamd2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The SD Air & Space Museum i shouted in the former Ford Building, Balboa Park, which had been built for the 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition. I think its significant that the museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, only one of ten in the...More

Thank John T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The San Diego Air and Space Museum is an aviation and space exploration museum located in Balboa Park. It has a lot packed into a small area particularly up front. When we were there the crowd was large so we were unable to spend the...More

Thank LouisM565
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's packed full of planes and aviation stuff. It is a well put together museum and the best in Balboa park. My husband enjoyed it. We have been to the Smithsonian's air and space in DC which is much bigger. The exit you through the...More

Thank Kim E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 11 year old is aviation mad and loved this place, as did we. Spent a couple of hours here. There is plenty to see and se real act8vities available. Highly recommend.

Thank Adrian F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently toured this museum and were greatly pleased at the well done exhibits and the stories of the development of civilian and military aircraft. Exhibits are well done. There is a simulator lab for the teens and a good book store. Volunteer docents are...More

Thank Phil F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are into space or planes this is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. The docents are really friendly and bring the place alive. There are 3 4D movies that are worth watching (the seats move and you get wind in your...More

Thank disabled_jetsetter
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

I love this museum. It covers military and commercial aviation as well as space travel. There are a lot of hands on exhibits. I love the PSA commercial airline .

Thank Penelope P
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This is a great Air & Space museum. They have a wonder cadre of mechanics and engineers who have spent hours restoring most the aircraft on exhibit to almost new appearance. I really enjoyed meandering through and seeing the various airplanes and other exhibits. Well...More

Thank Kirk H
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Irlanda R
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Response from FLworldwanderer | Reviewed this property |
My suggestion would be to use the internet, and go to their site. You will receive up-to-date, and current information, including prices & promotions. Prior to my visit, I used the internet and read what special activities... More
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Response from Sylvia L | Reviewed this property |
When we were there, there were so many young children there on school field trips. They were absolutely fascinated with all the exhibits, especially the ones pertaining to the astronauts.
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