College Park Aviation Museum

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College Park Aviation Museum

College Park Aviation Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Tia B
Morgantown, WV251 contributions
Learn some Airplane history while in College Park, MD
Jul 2021
This museum is a very nice museum to see if you are interested in history and aviation.
There is a model and demonstration of the Wright brothers plane and several other small planes on display in the museum. There are nice wall displays including one about first female military pilot and history of famous pilots and there dogs. The museum is kid friendly and handicap accessible. There is a small but nice gift shop there. The admission cost is reasonable and it is located near University of Maryland Main Campus .
Written July 13, 2021
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Tonda3546
Annapolis, MD114 contributions
History long gone
Mar 2020
I lived in College Park my whole life and never knew this was there. I took my five grand children ages 8 to 14 they all loved it. I enjoy learning about the history of avition over 200 years ago. They have all the displays of the way it was to be a pilot. They had so many display for interaction. All my grandkids loved it we stay for over an hour. They have so many old air planes hanging over your head and a platform to see them close. The kids thought that was so fun. I intend to take my husband back because I enjoyed it so much.
Written March 15, 2020
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Michael H
Elk River, MN661 contributions
Learn Explore and Discover
Sep 2019 • Friends
Well worth the admission price of only $5 to learn about the Wright Brothers and the importance of America’s first military flight school.
Written September 23, 2019
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Joanna C
Silver Spring, MD68 contributions
Educational!
Oct 2018 • Family
Went here with the kids. Tour guide gave us great history about the location and planes. Kids found it enjoyable and a few of kid-friendly activities.
Written August 6, 2019
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jfoust2016
College Park, MD15 contributions
Little gem in College Park
Aug 2018 • Family
This museum is part of the Smithsonian. Great exhibits, and activities for kids. A peek into the history of aviation. and beautiful planes on display! Oldest airport in continual operation in the US!
Written July 2, 2019
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well-traveled88
Maryland97 contributions
Nice balance of exhibits and hands-on for young and old.
Apr 2019 • Friends
Offers a good overview of early aviation, particularly the Wright Brothers roles working with the U.S. military and training the first pilots. Good overview of first U.S. airmail services. Spacious but not too large. Much of the signage height-adjusted for students but that wasn't a problem for us adults. A pleasant hour or so. Good free parking.
Written April 19, 2019
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Travel50StatesUSA
United States124 contributions
Geared to the Younger Set...
Apr 2019 • Couples
If you are an adult, and an aviation enthusiast, you might be disappointed in the College Park Aviation Museum, as we were. Frankly, too many displays, or exhibits, to "entertain" children. It is a shame that we have to reduce everything to "fun" for the little ones, in order to get people to visit a museum. Like I said, if you aren't with children, you would be better off going somewhere else to satisfy your interest in aviation.
Written April 18, 2019
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245randallc
Takoma Park, MD238 contributions
A wonderful gem!
Mar 2019 • Solo
This is a fun museum. Lots of hands on displays for both kids and adults like a flight simulator to try out. Some interesting airplanes on display. I enjoyed finding out more history of the Wright Brothers.
Written March 17, 2019
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Relax163902
Virginia Beach, VA93 contributions
Perfect for little ones
Mar 2019 • Solo
I had a few hours to explore. I found this little museum. Has a nice little history of the birth of aviation in both civilian sector(mail and transportation) as well as beginning of military aviation. Lots of activities for little ones.
Written March 6, 2019
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esopus35
Hyattsville, MD718 contributions
Great Space Museum
Feb 2019 • Couples
Skip the crowds and come here rather that the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. It is a small museum with lots of parking. There are many kid related activities as well as adult information. I highly recommend this place if you are in the area. Just gazing at the planes is a real treat.
Written February 24, 2019
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College Park Aviation Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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