San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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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  • Good program to stop by if you visit Balboa park. Nicely organized planes, interactive games, informative boards. As the name suggests, you can get closer to many kinds of airplanes and space... 
    Good program to stop by if you visit Balboa park. Nicely organized planes, interactive games, informative boards. As the name suggests, you can get closer to many kinds of airplanes and space...  more »
  • Learned so much. Loved the simulators and the staff were kind and knowledgeable. Tons of information about the early years of flight. Just fascinating, highly recommend it! 
    Learned so much. Loved the simulators and the staff were kind and knowledgeable. Tons of information about the early years of flight. Just fascinating, highly recommend it!  more »
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  • I was pretty happy with this museum considering the relatively smaller size of it. It contained very pristine aircraft and was well designed with a nice layout. There is an outside patio that you come across along the tour. You can grab a bite from a limited menu and eat in the open air. I left feeling that there could have been more but I'm happy it exists to experience. Enter with the right expectations and you'll be happy with your decision. Enjoy if you decide to take the journey.
  • A fun and enjoyable place to know the history of flying and space traveling. There is a session introducing the starting area of modern science, which started from Copernicus, to Kepler and Galileo. It presents ways in which we know our world with more precise data and repeated experiments. Also, there are many models of various kinds of previous airplanes hanging over your head. It is interesting to watch. The part about space traveling is even better. A lot of information and very friendly staff will answer all questions you may have. They are quite knowledgeable and experienced! Kudos!

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