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San Diego Air & Space Museum

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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.
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2001 Pan American Plz, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1636
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 November 2007

Most of the attractions for kids these days will set you back $100 just to get in the door. There are still a few events that a family can attend for less. Sometimes they are better than the more expensive alternatives. I would rate the...More

5  Thank Foodonthego
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 May 2011

We went there as a family of four and this cost us around $60.00. Then when we enquired about the space exhibit this was going to cost around $90 as it is extra. We only paid the $60.00 and were very disappointed. Saw a couple...More

3  Thank memeNewcastle
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A wonderful museum that is a must for all aviation enthusiast. There is great history behind all of the exhibits. The staff are very friendly and more than helpful if you wish to know more regarding anything. You will definitely leave entertained and well informed...More

1  Thank theranp
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have ever been to the Smithsonian Air and Space, you will enjoy this. You begin at the beginning, with Lindbergh but there are other historical figures that I'd never heard of. I enjoyed the planes hanging overhead. Good WWI exhibit. There was a...More

Thank Ann N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am the first to acknowledge that this is probably a wow for aircraft buffs and to be fair it has a lot of exhibits. However we were left somewhat underwhelmed - probably because we were looking for more about space travel- by the whole...More

Thank TonyC104
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are wonderful planes - some are original, some replicas such as "The Spirit of St. Louis." The replicas have been built to be flight worthy. The explanation panel explains what the differences are. Some planes were originally damaged and then rebuilt using modern materials...More

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a pilot and aviation buff I really enjoyed the museum. Great exhibits and stories everywhere. Especially enjoyed seeing the Apollo 9 command module....very special. Will come back again.

Thank Lakehouse15
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So interesting. A well documented timeline of the airplane and it's importance . Not to miss the 3D/4D movies. Short movies on space. Many exhibits with great artifacts

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

A well done museum with plenty to see and experience. WWI and II exhibits were fantastic. Even activities for children.

Thank obwest
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I was staying at the Wyndham Bayside and the San Diego Air & Space Museum was a nice walk. Plenty of scooters to rent to get there easier. At $20 the museum price is a bit high. Considering you could go to the Boeing Museum...More

Thank pilotman06
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Go early if you can, right when they open at 10. I wish there was more interactive exhibits and less paintings and models. The Air and Space museum in Tucson AZ and the Smithsonian in DC surpass this by far. I did very much appreciate...More

Thank watersedge79
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This is a really worthwhile museum to visit. It is really well organised, well maintained and well looked after. There are loads of different exhibits for space, air travel, history. The Apollo 9 space shuttle is really interesting and well displayed. There are interactive space...More

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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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