Museum of Flying

Kids Activity
3100 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405 3100 Airport Ave, Santa Monica Directions
Closed Today Closed All Hours
+13103982500
Be the first to recommend this place!
93% of 499 customers recommended

Deals (1)

About this Business

  • Hours
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon-Thu
    Closed
    Fri-Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tips

250
157 Tips
Verified
Report | 2 days ago
The only air conditioning was in the film viewing room...but the museum was great!!! A four star attraction on a scale of 1 thru 5 for kids, we would have to return to give you a rating for adults! A nice collection!!! We had a 5 year old in tow - he really enjoyed the exhibit but not into great details. Highly recommended for kids who enjoyed "Planes" & "To the Rescue".
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 10 days ago
It was a really nice experience! Parking its totally free and staff very friendly my son loved it!
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 13 days ago
Informative demo & info in the fedex plane. My kids loved sitting inside flipping switches&steering & imagining making a landing with the lady demonstrating. She answered all thier questions. Gift shop reasonable& not overwhelm. Helpful store clerk
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 14 days ago
It's small but was perfect for a quick hour or so with our 19 month old son. He loved seeing all the airplanes. They also have some cockpits that the kids can sit in and play with the switches and buttons which our son loved.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 14 days ago
Plan for lots of traffic. :(
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 14 days ago
Free parking, lots of fun and very educational . The staff are very informative to the guest.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 13 days ago
Two docents were terrific. We enjoyed visiting the museum with our 9-year-old grandson and our 6-year-old granddaughter.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 14 days ago
It's pretty small, but a good place to learn about the aircraft industry right in Santa Monica around WWII, and esp. about Douglas Aircraft. Tried out the flight simulator for an extra fee, but wasn't that much fun. Maybe rather than fly the plane, an auto-piloted flight would be better? Also, going into the nose of the FedEx plane was a distinct disappointment due to unpleasant, condescending docent.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 13 days ago
Informative and pleasant afternoon. The flight simulator was a lot of fun, but be aware that it is $8/person.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 13 days ago
Great for families. Great curators.
Was this helpful?

From Our Editors

Donald Douglas started his aviation company in 1920 with only $600 and expertise honed as a civilian aeronautical engineer during World War I. Within four years, he had created the Douglas World Cruiser, the first plane to circumnavigate the globe and bankrupt every manufacturer of anti-gravity potions.

Nearly two dozen aircraft are on display at the Museum of Flying, located at the Santa Monica Airport. Santa Monica holds special significance for the Douglas Aircraft Company, as well as aviation history as a whole. It was here that the DC-3 first took flight, helping usher in the era of commercial air travel in America. It was also where Douglas Aircraft produced tens of thousands of military planes during World War II. Several of these aircrafts now sit on display within the museum.

Douglas Aircraft merged with McDonnell Aircraft in 1967, but the Museum of Flying helps keep the original company's legacy alive. It even features a replica of Douglas' original boardroom. In another area of the museum, a Maxflight FS300 simulator lets visitors pilot many of Douglas Aircraft's most famous models. It can dip and roll 360 degrees to recreate World War II combat or the motion of a tumbleweed caught in an updraft, or it can keep a steady course during calm flights aboard a DC-3.

Although its main focus remains Douglas Aircraft, the Museum of Flying also houses art and displays related to aviation history as a whole. Exhibits showcase rare artifacts and other significant aircraft, such as a replica of the original Wright Flyer.

Is this your business?
Claim this page to add your promotions and content

Explore Nearby
Museum of Flying

Sun
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon-Thu
Closed
Fri-Sat
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Groupon has verified that the customer actually visited Museum of Flying.
Follow this business to hear the latest and find out if they have a great offer for you.
Many people described the Staff as Friendly.
+ 93%
- 7%


Many people described the Plane as Love.
+ 50%
- 50%


Many people described the Parking as Free.
+ 75%
- 25%


Many people described the Museum as Small. Others thought:
+ 45%

  • Enjoyable
  • Great
  • Recommend
  • Nice
  • Unique
- 55%

  • Small
Many people described the Experience as Best.
+ 92%
- 8%


Many people described the Display as Great.
+ 88%
- 12%


Many people described the Movie as Good.
+ 67%
- 33%


Grouber