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Museum of Flying

3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-398-2500
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Ranked #23 of 45 attractions in Santa Monica
Type: Children's Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: This museum houses over 30 different aircraft and has excellent children's exhibits.
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What was here was very nice but it was much smaller than I expected. The staff were brimming with information and were very helpful. It has a flight simulator for an extra cost with a choice of type of plane. Worth a visit if you are in the area but not worth a long drive to as we did.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Our son enjoys going here and when he was small liked to watch the take off and landings from the public bleachers up at the airport. I recommend a packing a lunch and making a day of it. There's also a little public park for little ones to run around in.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The M of F is very small, you will learn about early aviation history about Santa Monica and they have many great events there.

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very hands-on for kids and adults, both. Wonderful old planes and a lot of history, easily available and understood.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We visited the Museum of Flying yesterday and were pleasantly pleased. The permanent collection is small yet interesting. It includes a replica of the Wright Flyer, and the nose section of a Boeing 727 where one can sit at the controls. The current temporary exhibition is an international traveling exhibition called "Now Boarding, Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight."... More

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live near here and decided to check this out with my husband one day. Its small but full of history and an amazing amount of planes in a small spot. My favorite thing was sitting in the cockpit of the Fed Ex plane, that was cool. My husband is the one much more interested in this sort of thing,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Firstly - the address is wrong - it is actually on Airport Ave opposite the entrance to Santa Monica Airport. I took my 5yo son there who loves all things aviation and he loved it. We went on a Thursday and it was very quiet which was great. One of the ladies spent nearly an hour with my son in... More

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is a perfect day trip for a family. It's located at the working Santa Monica Airport and there are picnic tables nearby and a littlle resto called Spitfire Grill and then you can go see the airplanes taking off and landing. The museum was lovingly designed by a contractor who loves to fly and he used part of an... More

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Visited with grandson and had a very nice time. Compared to other Flying museums this is small and simple. It is however a nice hour or so visit especially with children. The large one at Boeing Field in Seattle is much more encyclopedic but this small local facility is quite satisfying in its class.

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Greetings ! To It Most Concerns.. Worked @ the Previous Site for 4 Yrs. , 90-94 ! Hold A very Spl. Pl. in my Heart for the museum.. worked hard; participated in just about everything. Spl. events , Business Etc. you name it , i did it.. The people i worked for or knew on a bus. level it was... More

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