My wife and take the Collge Park Metro in to work everyday. We always see the signs for this aviation museum and talk about how we should check it out. Well last weekend with the heat index into the 110s, we decided that it was the right time.
The prices are pretty reasonable ($4 for adults, $3 for kids), but my wife is in the military so we both got in for free. This airfield has quite a unique history that I did not know. It is the oldest continually operation arifield in the world, the Wright brothers flew here for a while, and the first military aviators trained here.
The museum is very open and there are models of aiplanes all throughout it. There are also numerous hands on activities for children too. My favorite part was the imagination plane. It was an actual working cockpit with moving rudders and buttons and levers and everything. We were a little too big, but my wife and I squeezed in and it was pretty fun. There is also a Wright brothers flight simulator you can do for only $1.
The museum was not crowded and I am sure it never is. There is an area outside for children to play on different types of toy planes as well as a gift shop that sells kites and other flying gadgets. All in all this was a fun little trip.
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