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San Diego Air & Space Museum

  • 2001 Pan American Pl. Map It
  • Balboa Park
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Updated 10/23/2014

Fodor's Review

By day, the streamlined edifice looks like any other structure in the park; at night, outlined in blue neon, the round building appears—appropriately enough—to be a landed UFO. Every available inch of space in the rotunda is filled with exhibits about aviation and aerospace pioneers, including examples of enemy planes from the world wars. In all, there are more than 60 full-size aircraft on the floor and hanging from the rafters. In addition to exhibits from the dawn

of flight to the jet age, the museum displays a growing number of space-age exhibits, including the actual Apollo 9 command module. To test your own skills, you can ride in a two-seat Max Flight simulator or try out the F-35 interactive simulator. Movies in the 3D/4D theater are included with admission.

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Sight Information

Address:

2001 Pan American Pl., San Diego, California, 92101, United States

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Phone:

619-234–8291

Sight Details:

  • Museum $18 (more for special exhibitions), Flight Simulators $5–$8 extra, restoration tour $7 extra and subject to availability
  • Daily 10–5, last admission 4:30

Updated 10/23/2014

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