Choose from Three Options
- $8.75 for two adult admissions (up to a $16 value)
- $14.25 for a family admission for two adults and two children (up to a $28 value)
- $54 for a one-year family membership (a $90 value)
The family membership is valid for two adults and up to four children or grandchildren, and includes free general admission, discounts on special exhibits and gift-shop items, and invitations to members-only events. Military personnel and children 5 and younger regularly receive free admission.
Prices vary by age.
Aerospace Museum of California
A pilot sinks into her cockpit, buckles up, checks the controls, and gets ready for takeoff. The engine hums to life and soon the ground rolls beneath her, until she lifts away and the buildings nearby shrink to the size of dust motes. But there's something unusual with the scene: the pilot isn't old enough to see a PG-13 movie let alone pilot an aircraft. That's because the Aerospace Museum of California doesn't let age become a barrier to flight. Children of all sizes climb into airplanes, pilot virtual jets in simulators, and experiment with the physics of flight while adults do the same, exploring the history of aviation both on Earth and beyond.
More than 37,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits chronicle everything from the very first airplanes made of cloth and wood to futuristic Mars-destined craft made of space-wood. Some of the museum’s prize possessions include the McDonnell-Douglas A-4C Skyhawk I, better known as one of the Blue Angels’ stunt rides, and the Grumman F-14D Tomcat, just like the one co-starring in the 1986 film Top Gun. The Fun with Physics exhibit hammers home the idea of hands-on learning, letting young engineers play with simple machines, whereas the engine room dishes up eye-candy for motorheads, including specimens from 1910’s Le Rhone to the marvels that propelled the Titan rockets.
“in the summer arrive early so you can enjoy the outdoor exhibits comfortably. Also there is a lovely park for children in the same complex so bring a picnic and let...”
“in the summer arrive early so you can enjoy the outdoor exhibits comfortably. Also there is a lovely park for children in the same complex so bring a picnic and let the kids enjoy the park after the museum”
“Take you time going through the museum. So many great things to see, learn and do. Could talk to the volunteers all day.”
“Very family friendly and fun!”