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Museum of Flying

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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 2 weeks ago
Jose S
Los Angeles
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very cool small museum

lots of history in the Santa Monica area and Los Angeles in general, Douglas aircraft info, great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Monica, CA
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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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ferdferd
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!

Thank travelchamp1
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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Thank robnstu
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff, interesting and educational. We were impressed by the history of Douglas, didn't realize what we had in our very backyard. My 12 yo son really liked that they had training and real cockpits you can sit in. We also really...More

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