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The Florida Air Museum at Sun 'n Fun

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Address: 4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, FL 33807
Phone Number: +1 863-644-0741
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum is the Official Aviation and...

Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum is the Official Aviation and Aerospace Education Center of the State of Florida. Our mission is to honor the past while inspiring the future with state of the art technology. Interactive learning stations for part of the exhibits to educate visitors from al lover the world. STEM based station allows visitors to interact and participate in real world environments that immerse them in the subject and enhance an understanding through hands on applications. Unique areas of interest are the Howard Hughes Archives, Air Racing Simulators, Florida Aviation Hall of Fame, Innovations in Propulsion Exhibit, Pilot Briefing Stations, and over 20 historical aircraft on display.

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Decent museum

Dropped in as I passed. Some unique items and very good staff. Not really worth a special trip IMO, but if you're in the area its worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
Steve R
Whistler, Canada
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Billings, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting from up North and saw the sign from the interstate. We decided to stop in and we were glad we did! We learned so much about the history of Florida and its contribution to aviation. A great section on WW2 and how the local city helped with the war efforts. Really great to see a Sea Dart (rare) and... More 

Thank Jack T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very small and has a few exhibits. It is very run down and most of the interactive exhibits don’t work. There are quite a few exhibits on display outside. It is not worth the trip to go there and certainly not the cost of entry.

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Lakeland FL, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic display of airplane artifacts This was definitely worth the trip You will not be disappointed The displays outside are also worth the time to browse Take your time and spend the day if you have the time You will not be sorry

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So how many 16 year olds do you know who can singlehandedly build a biplane from scratch in their yard without reference to an engineering manual, or the internet, or any help from an adult, then learn to fly it? Nope, me neither. This is what Matty Laird did in 1912 with his ‘Baby Biplane’. I stood looking at that... More 

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a fascinating way to spend 2-3 hours with learning, hands-on experience, and seeing a wide variety of aircrafts from the early days to space travel. Be sure to give the ceiling attention, too. Walk the grounds to see those displays as well as visit the gift shop. A great family or group outing for people who have interest in... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Dropped in as I passed. Some unique items and very good staff. Not really worth a special trip IMO, but if you're in the area its worth a visit.

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Birmingham, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My husband & I spent a short while in the museum when we went to the Florida Autofest Lakeland. Wish we had had more time! It is a nice collection of aerospace objects -- propulsion, planes, memorabilia. We will definitely go back when we have more time to enjoy all the exhibits!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Was looking forward to the visit but the museum was closed despite the web site saying it was open - we weren't the only Brits caught out by this. Even though we did not get to go in the museum we wandered around the collection of interesting and unusual exhibits outside. Really good collection if you are an aviation buff... More 

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Lake Alfred, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This locale is definitely worth the trip. Lots of nostalgia and hands on displays. Some replicas of famous movie stars of old who were pilots and the garb they wore. Lots to learn and enjoy, not to mention all the planes outside in separate hangars as well as the interesting museum store.

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The girl at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. Most of the displays were well labeled and I learned something from most everything there. There were some displays and activies that looked good for children. The museum was comfortable despite it being into the 90s outside. Some of the photos on the walls were amazing and there was... More 

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