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Museum of Flying

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wonderful aviation museum at Santa Monica airport

If you are interested in airplanes, airplane memorabilia and the aviation history of southern CA... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Los Angeles, California
We all had a fantastic time

We went my wife, 2 granddaughters age 10 and 11 and had a great time. Even though is small it has... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Los Angeles
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Originally established in 1974 as the Douglas Museum and Library, the Museum first opened in 1979 at 3200 Airport Avenue. The Museum was founded by Donald Douglas Jr, the second President of the Douglas Aircraft Company. Construction began on the...more
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3100 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-6113
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are interested in airplanes, airplane memorabilia and the aviation history of southern CA, specifically McDonnel Douglas, this is the museum for you. It is small and well curated. Airplanes hanging from the ceiling, amazing murals and Mr. Douglas's actual conference room table. Great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We went my wife, 2 granddaughters age 10 and 11 and had a great time. Even though is small it has great things to see. We loved a movie they have about the history of planes in the US. They also have a fantastic simulator...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

lots of history in the Santa Monica area and Los Angeles in general, Douglas aircraft info, great hands on for the kids, too.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Came here for a cocktail reception! Loved the authentic, cool environment. Lots of fun socializing in this setting! Very convenient with lots of parking.Fun time!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

The Museum of Flying is a great small museum, especially for anyone interested in the history of flying and also for children. There are numerous historical aircraft on display, along with many models and photographs. Several cockpits can be entered and sat in, and there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Edward S
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We visited with our 3 grandkids. They have docents positioned around the museum to help explain the planes. There are a couple of cockpits they can climb into and pretend to fly the plane. They also had a scavenger hunt for the kids, and they...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sheila Z
Reviewed October 14, 2017

While you are on the west side near the beach, stop by the Museum of Flying at the Santa Monica airport. It offers some interesting information and displays about flight history in the U.S.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed June 12, 2017

My kids enjoyed the hands on aspect of the museum and though we did not do the flight simulator, it looked fun! Our favorite part was watching the planes take off and land from the observation deck at the airport.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank AndreaMSU
Reviewed April 21, 2017

This museum is located at the Santa Mnica's landmark airport. It's small with fairly large collection of small planes and even a cockpit of a jet plane that one can sit in. Some memorabilia and a bit of written history on display makes it interesting....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank LAVict0ria
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We met friends and their kids ages 4-13 for what turned into a perfect afternoon. The museum is small but delightful. The docents were all happy to be there and share their interesting knowledge. All the kids were engaged be it the hands on controls...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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