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College Park Aviation Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Nice medium sized museum

This is a nice museum dedicated to early aviation as well as local aviation. If you can manage to... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Baltimore, MD
Unique and interesting exhibits

We've been coming here since our kids were very young, before there were interactive exhibits. Now... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Washington, DC
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1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740-2000
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Other reviewers have shared extensive comments on what this charming museum offers so duplication of their contributions is not required. This is my third visit over a period of about 15 years and I continue to be struck by the pleasant human scale of this...More

4  Thank denbury
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Neat connection with the Wright Brothers and if you are a Wright Brothers fan, definitely worth the visit. I found the exhibits to be a bit worn, though, and the kids interactive area kinda messy. There is a robotron Wright brother as you enter. Fairly...More

1  Thank Lynn S
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All reviews the wright brothers hands on activities interactive exhibits for kids industrial area nice little gift shop early history all ages nice collection entrance fee great place for kids birthday parties few hours couple of hours spend an afternoon united states kids and adults take offs
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a nice museum dedicated to early aviation as well as local aviation. If you can manage to go when it's not busy you can spend some time on the flight simulators as well. You can also watch airplanes land and take off at...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We've been coming here since our kids were very young, before there were interactive exhibits. Now there are planes to climb in, flight simulators, and lots of displays and recordings about the early history of flight, with good representation of the roles women and people...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

An interesting museum to visit with your family especially with your kids and have fun while educational backgrounds and display.

Thank JunJ763
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The Museum is amazingly rich with history of airplanes and flight and has a link to the Smithsonain Museum. The planes, exhibit is and programs are rich with aviation’s culture and history. This site is a great place for kids to interact and explore as...More

Thank julief213
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We went here when some of our children were visiting along with our grandchildren. It is not a large place, but the displays were very interesting, with a number of fun activities for the kids. It is attached to the oldest working airfield in the...More

1  Thank Reconnaissant
Reviewed 4 July 2018

It is a decent and an only museum in college park. Nothing special about it but you can just go and take a quick tour with friends. It is just opposite College park metro station so not difficult to commute.

2  Thank NishantS774
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This was a fun musuem that a local recommended. My kids 10 and 15 both found things to interest them. Many hands-on exhibits kept them entertained. The replicas were interesting. I kearned a lot!

Thank Lianya4
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This museum caters to all ages and all levels of aviation knowledge. Co-located with an active airport facility, check out the 2nd floor outdoor patio area to watch small plane ✈️ take-offs and landings. Plan to spend 1-2 hours, and make sure to hit the...More

Thank C172FlyGirl
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I recently went here with my kids, and had a tour guide talk about the history of the museum and aviation. He was very informative, and I think you'd need a guide to be able to fully enjoy the artifacts. Tickets are inexpensive, and think...More

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

A trip to this small museum is well worth it. It's small but has a great collection of the first decade of flight, which started there. It is worth an hour or two of your time.

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