We moved to Texas from OR where my husband used to take out kids to all the area aviation museums on the weekends. Unfortunately, we don't have those close to us now so when we visited Houston we decided to journey down to Galveston to visit this museum I saw advertised on a billboard :). It was great! Planes in pristine condition, boys and husband like kids in a candy store, it was large, well lit and cool. Very friendly - visitors and staff alike were very happy to educate me on all of the artifacts. Very enjoyable. Good gift shop too. In fact one enters through the gift shop so be careful when entering with kids and shoppers :). We will come back. They also offer rides in select planes they house and I imagine it will be a bday present for one of my kids when they are much older.