Over the past couple of years, the San Diego Air & Space Museum has made a ton of changes to get in line with the motto hanging over our entryway doors “ENTER HERE FOR FUN!”
When guests enter the Museum’s Rotunda they are automatically treated to three iconic airplanes, including the only flight-worthy replica of Charles Lindbergh’s “Spirit of St. Louis,” a famous “Vin Fiz Flyer” the first aircraft to fly coast-to-coast across the United States, and Bell X-1, the first plane to flyer faster than the speed of sound in level flight.
Just below the Vin Fiz Flyer is the Museum’s newest addition, the GALILEO: Space Visionary special exhibition, a hands-on, limited time experience engaging visitors by revealing the secrets of Galileo’s groundbreaking science through interactive experiments and exhibits. With a hands-on simple machines lab, GALILEO will ensure even the youngest scientist can have fun learning how yesterday’s science has shaped the modern world.
Immediately after experiencing GALILEO, you will enter a whole out of this world journey in the newly revamped SPACE: Our Greatest Adventure special exhibition. SPACE explores how mankind’s quest for the stars has impacted every aspect of our lives today, from consumer products we take for granted in our lives every day, to the only GPS satellite of its kind on display in the world, to an interactive look at the our exploration of low-Earth orbit, the Moon and Mars, deep space and beyond.
Next up is the Museum’s expertly curated main floor containing in order; the World War I gallery, the Golden Age of Flight presentation, our world-class World War II gallery, and the Modern Jet Age experience.
We’re open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there is plenty of free parking at our location in one of San Diego’s crown jewels, beautiful Balboa Park, just minutes from downtown San Diego!
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