Following San Diego County Public Health Authority guidance the Museum will be temporarily closed starting July 7, 2020.

Press Release

San Diego Air & Space Museum Re-Opening Friday, June 12 in Balboa Park!

The Air & Space Museum is a national and international treasure! Reopening provides guests from around the world and locally a fun, learning and inspirational experience so needed during this time of great challenge. Accordingly the Museum is adhering to the safety measures established by the State and County for a safe re-opening to the public, including but not limited to: capacity limits, social distancing, requiring facemasks for guests and employees, hand sanitizer stations, advising guests and staff who are not feeling well to stay home, continuous cleaning and sanitizing of the Museum, and more.

San Diego, Calif. – June 9, 2020 –The San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park is back in operation this Friday, June 12, 2020. Reopening begins at 10:00 am.

The Air & Space Museum is a national and international treasure! Reopening provides guests from around the world and locally a fun, learning and inspirational experience so needed during this time of great challenge. Accordingly, the Museum is adhering to the safety measures established by the State and County for a safe re-opening to the public, including but not limited to: capacity limits, social distancing, requiring facemasks for guests and employees, hand sanitizer stations, advising guests and staff who are not feeling well to stay home, continuous cleaning and sanitizing of the Museum, and more.

“The safety of our staff and guests remains our number one priority, period! However, our team is also very anxious to once again provide the world-class experience everyone who visits the San Diego Air & Space Museum deserves,” said Jim Kidrick, President & CEO of the Museum. “We’ve been working since the day we closed to ensure the Museum is a safe and welcoming destination. We’re confident we’ve done everything possible to safely welcome guests back to the Museum. It’s time for us to re-connect with old friends and connect with new ones.”

Museum staff screen daily through a state-of-the-art thermal scanner prior to entering the museum.

The Museum temporarily closed on March 16, 2020 in response to the health crisis.

Attention Media:Jim Kidrick, Museum President & CEO, is available all week, including Friday morning, for live or taped in-person interviews at the Museum. Contact David Neville at dneville@sdasm.org or (619) 723-0955 to schedule interviews. 

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is California’s official air and space museum and education center. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and was the first aero-themed Museum to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Now Open: “SPACE: Our Greatest Adventure,” an informative, educational -- and most of all FUN! -- experience for the whole family, with selfie stations on the Moon and Mars, and learning experiences for explorers of all ages. The Museum is located at 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101. The Museum and gift store are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with admissions until 4:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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