Without airplanes, the history of aviation would be an uninviting procession of enormous slingshots and horribly powerful bug-men. Enjoy our biologically sound manner of flight with today's Groupon: for $4, you get two tickets to the College Park Aviation Museum in College Park (up to an $8 value).
Satisfy sky-centric curiosity with the College Park Aviation Museum's 27,000 square feet of cloud-plowing attractions, set on the historic grounds of the world's oldest continuously operating airport. This Smithsonian-affiliated museum's pride is a restoration shop, which makes once-grand beauties look as flight-ready as a seagull strapped to a jet pack. Ten vintage and reproduced aircraft are arrayed in the main gallery, including a reproduction of the Wright Model B from 1910 and a 1941 Boeing Stearman. Exhibits chart the nonvehicular history of flight, such as the Fly Now! showcase of international aviation posters dating back to 1860. Petite pilots may explore kid-friendly displays, sitting in the cockpit of the Imagination Plane, a 1939 blue Taylorcraft, or go to the hands-on room to dress in flight-ready uniform.
An outdoor balcony overlooking the airport runway invites hungry learners to enjoy picnic lunches while merrily debating what is an airplane and what is a drop-kicked sandwich. Regularly rotating exhibits and a packed roster of events keep the kid-friendly experience fresh year-round.
Frommer’s featured College Park Aviation Museum. Three TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes. Three Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars, and three Insider Pagers give it an average of four stars.
1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr.
College Park, Maryland 20740Get Directions