San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego

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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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  • My wife and I toured the museum and found it to be a great experience. I really enjoyed the WWII planes, but it was all very informative. I would highly recommend it. 
    My wife and I toured the museum and found it to be a great experience. I really enjoyed the WWII planes, but it was all very informative. I would highly recommend it.  more »
  • We weren't sure what to expect but were blown away by the experience. Most of the planes are from actual conflicts. There is a lot of great info about women and their contribution to aviation... 
    We weren't sure what to expect but were blown away by the experience. Most of the planes are from actual conflicts. There is a lot of great info about women and their contribution to aviation...  more »
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  • 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!
  • This was a really fun museum to tour. There are *SO* many interactive pieces, making it fun for kids and adults alike. It's also super educational, in both air and space. This felt almost better than the national air and space museum in DC! I highly recommend.

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