If you love planes, space and history, the San Diego Air and Space Museum is the place for you. They even have great special exhibits (like Ripley’s Believe It or Not), 4D films and simulated flying rides.
- $18 Adults
- $15 Seniors (65+), Students, Retired Military
- $7 Children (3-11)
- Free Children 2 and Under
- Free Active Duty Military
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not Exhibit–> $5 after admission
- 4th Tuesday of the Month: Residents Free Tuesday. Free for San Diego City and County Residents and Active Military and their Dependents.
Last admission: 3:30pm
2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego CA 92101
Planes, planes and more planes. The San Diego Air and Space Museum is the best place to go for aviation history and more. Located in the old Ford V8 building in Balboa Park, the Museum has everything from a model of the hot air balloon that became the first manned vehicle to fly in the 1700s to restored aircraft from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. It even has many space exploration artifacts. The library contains one of the most extensive collections of archival and aerospace-related materials in the country.
The permanent collection includes over 15 aircrafts (such as the Apollo IX Command Module and a Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat), space exploration artifacts and historical pieces on women in aviation, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Its exhibitions include: the Kid’s Aviation Action Hangar, where kids have an interactive place to play and learn; Centennial of Naval Aviation Exhibit, which honors the last 100 years of Navy flight; Atlas Rocket Exhibit, which showcases the story of the Atlas rocket series from the 1950s to now. The interactive flight simulators makes this attraction well rounded in its offerings for visitors.
*Hours, prices, etc all subject to change. Check the location’s website to confirm.