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San Diego Air & Space Museum

San Diego Air & Space Museum

Balboa Park, San Diego
  • NASA
    "Eagle moon lander during the Apollo XI mission"(3 Tips)
    kc! B.
    "air & space museum and watch airplanes land"(2 Tips)
    Roger M.
    "Hop onto the flight simulator"(2 Tips)
    K12 Inc
    "1935 California Pacific International Exposition"(3 Tips)
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  • Nikki M.
    Nikki MJune 27, 2013
    Awesome place that needs lots of time to see.. Be sure to talk to the docents! Many have worked on and/or flown the things you are seeing. (And don't eat before the simulator!!)
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum
    Make sure to visit the RAF Quonset hut in the WWII gallery! Music from the era is always playing and we have many RAF and Luftwaffe artifacts inside.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncAugust 4, 2011
    Did you know? The museum’s historic Ford building was built for the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition, an attempt to bring jobs and tourists to the city in the midst of the Depression. Read more
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerDecember 28, 2014
    Excellent museum! They have added so much since my last visit years ago. A must see for any aviation enthusiast!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GMay 11, 2013
    Apollo 9 Command Service Module, call sign "Gumdrop" is on display here. Gumdrop was the first named spacecraft since the first manned Gemini mission. The crew picked Gumdrop, because of the shape.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron StroudFebruary 19, 2010
    One of the best Air museums there is. If you haven't been there, make it a to-do. San Diego has a very rich aeronautic history and this place will tell you all about it.
  • Peggy G.
    Peggy GartinSeptember 22, 2010
    You can visit the gift shop for free, just turn left instead of right. If you like planes, they probably have a model of one of your favorites.
  • NASA
    NASADecember 7, 2010
    A toggle switch was broken on the Eagle moon lander during the Apollo XI mission by Armstrong's backpack. The steel pen on exhibit here was used to close the circuit allowing the engines to fire. Read more
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BainSeptember 27, 2016
    If you've been to the Air & Space Museums in DC, then this one is worth skipping. The collection is much smaller here and not worth the money to get in.
  • William S.
    William StudartDecember 28, 2015
    Interactive and full of history, a very learning experience
  • Wired
    WiredAugust 23, 2012
    It’s jam-packed with airplanes, spaceships, memorabilia, and history.
  • Shannon W.
    Shannon WhittenApril 23, 2013
    Great place to go in free Tuesday!
  • Sara H.
    Sara HolyoakAugust 25, 2012
    Really great place to spend an hour or 2, some great exhibits including the Apollo 9 command module
  • kc! B.
    kc! BradshawMay 27, 2012
    Sit outside the air & space museum and watch airplanes land overhead.
  • Jeremiah R.
    Jeremiah RagadioApril 3, 2015
    Lots of kids stuff to do. Free for military and kids under 3.
  • Devin
    DevinDecember 5, 2012
    I went to a rave here once. Would go again.
  • Perriann H.
    Perriann HodgesSeptember 4, 2014
    This is where Orchids & Onions is going to be held this year! October 2, 2014 see you there!!
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PajorAugust 10, 2014
    Huge disappointment. Do not go in here if you expect European standards. This is all very plasticy and praises war.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaOctober 30, 2015
    Hop onto the flight simulator
  • Vladyslav Z.
    Vladyslav ZakharchenkoSeptember 3, 2016
    Lots of history in a limited space.
  • Milton B.
    Milton BanasMarch 18, 2013
    It's a must see and experience
  • AprilMaria D.
    AprilMaria DonnellyApril 18, 2013
    Check out the PSA fkight attendant unis--lol
  • Diana M.
    Diana MartinezFebruary 22, 2015
    There is no much to see
  • Chris G.
    Chris GJanuary 8, 2012
    Home of A-12 Serial Number 60-6933
  • Chris R.
    Chris RAugust 10, 2011
    Great place for receptions.
  • MRS B B.
    MRS B BanegasJuly 11, 2016
    It's sick. Love this place.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CostelloJanuary 19, 2013
    Free for military
  • Jonathan O.
    Jonathan O.May 3, 2011
    Try the flight simulators.
  • Jackee F.
    Jackee F.September 26, 2010
    The planes out front are huge.
  • Damon H.
    Damon HyltonJune 10, 2010
    Awesome! Compares well to Air and Space in DC. Leave about an hour for it. Great even for young kids.
  • Girish M.
    Girish MellahalliJune 10, 2014
    Not worth the money!!
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