I guess it's not really hidden since you can see it from the 101 freeway. A small, but fun museum that covers the history of aviation. Primarily consists of a large gallery of different kinds of aircraft, an outdoor cross-section/ "nose" of a jet, which visitors can stroll through. They have a few simulators which are good for teaching how hard it is to pilot aircraft. There's a great little play section of simple riding toys for the really little ones. Also, a restoration room where you can see people working on different items.
My son (3.5 yr) particularly liked walking through the jet and the helicopter simulator.
Bottom line: Great for airplane enthusiasts, but still entertaining for the curious.
* Most of the museum is stroller accessible, but not all. This is only challenging when you have a walker/ climber and a stroller-bound infant.
* Large gift shop with interesting items, but you do have to walk through it to enter and exit the museum.
* Membership is comparable to local children's museums, but their newsletter/ and special events are very helpful and fun.
* They have many docents of varying degrees of friendliness, but all knowledgeable. (My experience with this is colored by the fact that I've had a preschooler dragging me around each time I've gone.)
* No food on site, but In-N- Out is just across the freeway.
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