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San Diego Air & Space Museum

2001 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 234-8291
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Region: Downtown Hours of Operation: Daily: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
San Diego Air & Space Museum

Science, space and aviation history all unfold at the San Diego Air & Space Museum - California's Official Air and Space Museum. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum houses a collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft from all over the world, including a flyable replica of Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, the actual Apollo 9 Command Module spacecraft and the only real GPS satellite on display in the world.

The Museum also offers interactive exhibits including MaxFlight® simulators plus dynamic, hands-on and ever-changing traveling exhibitions. The San Diego Air & Space Museum has Balboa Park's first 3D/4D Theater and interactive kid zone and the Alaska Airlines Flight Path Grill is open daily through the Summer on the Observation Deck.

On Thursday, June 23, the San Diego Air & Space Museum will be holding a special event "To the Moon and Back: An Evening with America's Space Heroes." To date, eight former members of the space program have confirmed for this star-studded evening, including: Buzz Aldrin (Lunar Module Pilot Apollo 11; Neil Armstrong and Aldrin were the first people to land on the moon); Gene Cernan (Commander of Apollo 17, “The Last Man to Walk on the Moon”); Walt Cunningham (Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo flight); Charlie Duke (Apollo 16, the youngest man to walk on the moon); Al Worden (Command Module Pilot, Apollo 15); Gerry Griffin (Lead Flight Director for three lunar landing missions); Glynn Lunney (a key NASA figure from the Mercury missions through to the Space Shuttle era); and Milt Windler (Flight Director for the Apollo missions.)

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Now open: Da Vinci: The Ultimate Innovator special exhibition. Featuring more than 90 machines, robotics and artworks from the greatest inventor of all time, Da Vinci: The Ultimate Innovator brings to life his most famous masterpieces and innovations. The special exhibition is fun for the entire family and is just $5 with paid general admission. Da Vinci will run throughout 2016.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum also is a wonderful place to hold your next special event. Our professional staff will help organize your event here and make your event truly memorable. We can accommodate both small and large groups. Contact us at (619) 234-8291, Ext. 117 for a quote to utilize our facilities.

We Can Accommodate

Formals & Dances, Reunions, Conventions, Weddings, Receptions, Holiday Parties, Special Events, 600 for a sit-down dinner and 1500 for a standing reception. We offer the following: Surround Sound, Stage and Audio Visual available, Interactive and Simulator Rides and Docent Tours of the Museum.

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What to Know:

  • The Museum is open daily except for Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Free parking is available in both the front and back of the building
  • The Museum is in the Ford building, built for the 1935 California Pacific Expo
  • The Museum has the second largest aviation library and archives in the U.S.
  • The Museum is a great place to host your next event.

Don't Miss:

  • The replica of the Spirit of St. Louis, built by some of the original designers
  • The Apollo 9 Command Module - it was actually flown in space!
  • The Pavilion of Flight where most of the Museum's events are held
  • Da Vinci: The Ulitmate Innovator Special Exhibition is now open!
  • Our MaxFlight Simulators and 3D/4D Theater

More Information

  • Total Number of Seats: 600
  • Private Room Capacity: 1000


Space Day 2016
Space Day Celebration

5/14/16 - 5/14/16

Aerosummer Camps

7/11/16 - 8/12/16