Thanks to a change in flight time, I had a few hours to kill with my two boys (age 8 and 6) before returning home from Spring Break. The SMMOF is right next to the Santa Maria Public Airport and is a hidden gem. The admission fee was nominal- $5 for adults, and $2 for kids 7-11. My six year old was free. We were led on a personal tour of the hangars, toured the planes on display outside and had an opportunity to look at all the neat flight memorabilia, collectibles and models they had. I was impressed at the variety of artifacts they had on hand from military to Hollywood movie props. The kids had a great time and enjoyed the visit. The volunteer docents were very nice and obviously care a lot of about museum. They have a lot of cool aircraft related toys and gifts for sale at fairly reasonable prices. Every child's dream! Highly recommend for family activity or those interested in aviation.
There is a small blue sign off the main road to mark where to turn. If you're driving too fast, you could easily miss it.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.