Oakland Aviation Museum

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8252 Earhart Road, Oakland, CA 94621 8252 Earhart Road, Oakland Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Closed All Hours
+15106387100
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    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mon-Tue
    Closed
    Wed-Sat
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Report | 12 days ago
Fun for our 2.5 year-old to run around and see. Worth a walk through.
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Report | 17 days ago
Super friendly, knowledgable staff and administration. Great museum. You'll be pleasantly surprised. We highly recommend the Oakland Aviation Museum!
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Report | 19 days ago
The museum is small, but it has a number of nice models and airplanes for younger children to enjoy.
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Report | 20 days ago
Go when it's less rainy so you can check out the boat plane that was featured in Indiana Jones. They give tours.
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Report | 24 days ago
Make sure you go on a day where you can tour the inside of the Indiana Jones seaplane.
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Report | a month ago
Enjoyed the museum very much!
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Report | 2 months ago
Bundle up! Gets cold (in winter) outside the hangar -- & inside, as well!
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Report | 2 months ago
Budget two hours to allow yourself enough time to go thru all the exhibits. A hidden gem.
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Report | 2 months ago
This place is great! Definitely try to come for their open cockpit days
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Report | 2 months ago
Great spot for any kid (or adult) that loves planes You get to be up close and personal to some awesome older models as well as some new, custom models as well Definitely worth the trip Make sure you also do the tour of the sea plane too while you're there Amazing!
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In the 1940’s, the Boeing School of Aeronautics hangar at Oakland International Airport’s North Field housed some of the company’s brightest aeronautical engineers. Their work produced several early Boeing planes, including the Thorp T-3 and T-5, both of which are now on display thanks to the hangar’s current resident, the Oakland Aviation Museum.

Most of the museum’s exhibits focus on celebrating local aviation history, such as The American Legion’s involvement in the Bay Area and the history of native Californian and Medal of Honor awardee General James “Jimmy” Doolittle. However, the museum’s collection of aircraft features a broader mix, including a replica of the Wright Brothers’ EX Vin Fiz, a TAV-8A Herrier that can take off and land vertically, and the Short Solent III flying boat that was used in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

More interactive sites include flight simulators, a kid’s area, a research library, and occasional Open Cockpit Days that let visitors climb into the cockpit of a real Korean fighter jet and turn the radio up really loud. The knowledgeable staff operates the museum with the goal of both educating visitors about aviation’s proud history on the West Coast and throughout the U.S., as well as to inspire visitors by linking aviation’s past to the future of aeronautical invention.

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