Kids Fun At The San Diego Air & Space Museum at Balboa Park
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THE SAN DIEGO AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
- at Balboa Park -
2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
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💁🏻♀️ WHAT IS IT
The San Diego Air & Space Museum at Balboa Park has a large collection of airplanes: old ones, new ones, fighter planes and biplanes. Only a couple of these allow you to actually get inside, but just being surrounded by their large presence above and all around you is quite inspiring, especially for budding little pilots. Don't miss the space collection with the real life Apollo 9 Command Module and my favorite is the piece of moon-rock on display.
💗 WHY KIDS LOVE IT
climb inside the helicopter
watch a short 4D movie
try the flight simulator
tons of planes!
the gift shop has a large selection of books, toys & apparel
👉 GOOD TO KNOW
There's a cafe in the very back with outdoor patio seating, right underneath the SAN flight path.
📌 VISITOR INFO 📌
as of 4/2022
Closed: Thanksgiving & Christmas
same day walk-ins are ok
$23 ages 12+
$19 ages 65+, student, retired military
$13 ages 3-11
FREE for ages 2 & under
$8 max flight simulator
$10 docent basement tours for ages 12+, those under 12 are free w/ a paid adult
Free Resident Day is the 2nd Tuesday of every month
$4 Off from the San Diegan (no exp date, not sure if this is still valid)
Go City San Diego offers 1-7 day passes
February: get 1/2 off during Museum Month
May: get in for free during The BIG Exchange
October: kids get in free during Kids Free Month