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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 until 5:00 PM

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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® and Space Shuttle simulators plus dynamic, hands-on and ever-changing traveling exhibitions. It has Balboa Park's first 3D/4D Theater and interactive kid zone and the Flight Path Grill is open on select days on the Observation Deck.

What to Know:

  • The Museum is open daily except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
  • 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 third largest aviation library and archives in the U.S.

Don't Miss:

  • "Ripley's Believe It Or Not," our special exhibition for a limited time
  • The Apollo 9 Command Module - it was actually flown in space!
  • The replica of the Spirit of St. Louis, built by some of the original designers
  • The Pavilion of Flight where most of the Museum's events are held

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