Dynamic exhibits, flight simulators, and special activities make the fascinating story of the five centuries of flight history come alive for all ages!
Airplane aficionados and history buffs won't want to miss the world-famous San Diego Air & Space Museum. Your journey through the history of flight begins as you stand beneath a model of the Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon of 1783 - the first manned vehicle in recorded history to break the bonds of gravity and lift man above the Earth.
See an authentic reproduction of the Wright Brothers 1903 flier and other models of early flight. Marvel at the antics of the barnstormers of the 1920's. And, imagine what it is like to break earth's bonds and travel into outer space as you get a close up and personal view of NASA's Apollo 9 Command Module - the only Apollo spacecraft on display in the southwestern United States to have actually flown in outer space.
San Diego Air & Space Museum is located at the tip of Balboa Park and is housed in the historic Ford Motor Building built in 1933 for the California American Exposition.