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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” (99 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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"space travel"
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"balboa park"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with our teenager and 6 yo grandson. They were both fascinated by the exhibits covering history of flight as well as some space activity as well. The exhibits are well done and follow a timeline. Found it quite interesting and of course anywhere our...More

Thank fabdog
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Impressive surroundings, staff respectful. Not a great location for kids, too boring. Would see Midway rather than indoor museum

Thank Becky C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is far more about air than space but does the air very well. As you walk the building, history unfolds in chronological order from early flights in both balloons and aircraft to WW I and WW II aircraft. Korean War and Vietnam era...More

Thank Ed M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the Air and Space Museum. Excellent exhibits and well laid out. There are plenty of planes from the past to the present. Great visit.

Thank Brian O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has a SR-71 on display in front which is why I stopped . just walking around was a true history lesson , one could easly spend a couple of hours there so much to see and was brought alive things that I had read...More

Thank s3production
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We usually visit the USS Midway to get our airplane fix but decided to expand this year. The museum has just as much stuff to explore. Loved the space aspect. Both my 5 and 6 yr old boys enjoyed

Thank Lauren M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on a whim. There is a lot to see. We decided to pay $5 extra to go through the F1 exhibit. This was the favorite part of the museum for them. It has hands on experiments for kids to try. My teenage...More

Thank LeAnn R
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Though I have been to a couple of similar museums, I found this quite interesting. It would take about 2+ hours to go through in leisure. I felt that the entry fee was bit steep; yet it's all worth it if you have time while...More

1  Thank YatriForever
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Because there is somewhat limited room and so much stuff, things are naturally in a bit of a jumble. Sometimes it's hard to find the placard that goes with the matching item (two of them I never found, including the mission and pilots of the...More

Thank Gkmchardy
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I like military and air museums a lot, they have a beautiful display a lot of history articles I will recommend it admission price is reasonable.

1  Thank waranchelo
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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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