San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego

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Marvel at the wonders in San Diego Air & Space Museum, full of science, space, and aviation displays. As an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this establishment promises fascinating interactive exhibits like space shuttle and flight simulators. Imagine yourself at the head of a cosmic mission, and then head to the historical aircraft and spacecraft collections to see a flyable replica of Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, plus the only real GPS satellite on display in the world. Don't miss the Apollo 9 command module, which actually flew into space. Make San Diego Air & Space Museum a centerpiece of your San Diego vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our San Diego day trip planning app.
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  • My wife and I toured the museum and found it to be a great experience. I really enjoyed the WWII planes, but it was all very informative. I would highly recommend it. 
    My wife and I toured the museum and found it to be a great experience. I really enjoyed the WWII planes, but it was all very informative. I would highly recommend it.  more »
  • We weren't sure what to expect but were blown away by the experience. Most of the planes are from actual conflicts. There is a lot of great info about women and their contribution to aviation... 
    We weren't sure what to expect but were blown away by the experience. Most of the planes are from actual conflicts. There is a lot of great info about women and their contribution to aviation...  more »
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  • There is a marvelous collection of aircraft. I was particularly impressed by the WW I era examples. The presentation is engaging. And the background information extensive and interesting. I would have spent a day here. And if I lived close by would visit periodically to attempt to absorb my fill. As it happens I visited as part of a group for which the facility had been reserved. Thus I have no knowledge about wait times, ticket prices or the like.
  • Fairly fun. The temporary Galileo exhibit was lots of fun since it was mostly hands on experiments beside simple descriptions of the physics. The siege exhibit was also really cool with a simulator for landing the space shuttle and a trivia game. I'm more interested in space flights than aircraft so I spent most of my time on that section of the museum. The airplane section was a lot larger than the space exhibit so I think it could be good if you're interested in airplanes. I wasn't quite prepared for the 9/11 exhibit but it was interesting and informative. Smallish museum but we spent a couple of hours reading placards and playing with the exhibits you were allowed to.

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