special exhibitions

SPACE Journey the our Future

future special exhibitions

current special exhibitions

American Women of Flight

The San Diego Air & Space Museum's exhibit, “American Women of Flight,” honors the contributions to the world of aviation by women. Notable aviatrixes, such as Bessie Coleman, Jacqueline Cochran, Fran Bera, Sally Ride, and many others are featured.

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Atlas Rocket Exhibit

The Museum is proud to showcase an exciting new exhibit that tells the story of the Atlas rocket series from the late 1950s to the present using both graphics and videos.

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Now Playing at the 3D/4D Theater

Visitors of the Museum can now enjoy our new 3D/4D Zable Theater, the first of its kind in Balboa Park! Films currently showing are Jetpack Adventure, Space Chase, Red Baron and Fly Me To The Moon--free with paid admission!

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Kid's Aviation Action Hangar

The Museum opened a special play area for kids, the Kid's Aviation Action Hangar! This special "kids only" area has an abundance of attractions for kids of all ages.

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online exhibitions

History of the Ford Building

Welcome to Wheels to Wings: An Online Exhibition at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Wheels to Wings celebrates and presents the fascinating history of the only remaining 1930's Ford Motor Company Exposition buildings, out of the 5 originally built.

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International Air & Space Hall of Fame Online Exhibit

From the beginning man has looked toward the stars and aspired to fly. This passage from earth to sky is one of his most noble achievements. From the mythical Daedalus to Neil Armstrong who first walked on the Moon, a chosen few of each generation have been inspired to expand man's knowledge and capacity in the realm of flight in air and space.

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Consolidated/Convair Online Exhibition

For roughly sixty years Consolidated Aircraft Corporation (later Convair) was synonymous with San Diego and, except for the United States Navy, the largest single employer in the County. Consolidated was responsible for building some of the most important aircraft in aviation history.

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Celebrating African Americans in Aviation

This online exhibit is dedicated to the story of those who overcame the restrictive social circumstances of the time to broaden Black participation in the growing world of aeronautics, and to those who answered the call and, even now, continue to make history.

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San Diego: the Birthplace of Naval Aviation Part One

Naval aviation has come a long way from the A-1 Triad to the F-18 Hornet and San Diego has been the scene for the entire journey. As such, San Diego is proud to be known as the birthplace of naval aviation.

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Asian-Americans in Aviation

Asian-Americans have made remarkable accomplishments in many fields, including medicine, science, visual and performing arts, literature and business. . In this exhibit we highlight some of the Asian-American men and women in aerospace who have blazed the trail for others to follow.

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Mexican-Americans in Aviation

Many countries have made significant contributions to the world's aerospace history and heritage. One of these is Mexico, whose aviation history begins on January 8, 1910, just a few short years after the Wright brothers' historic flight. This online exhibition highlights some of the Mexicans and Mexican Americans whose bravery helped shape the world of flight as we know it today. It is dedicated to all those Mexicans and Mexican Americans whose hard work and dedication changed aviation, and even now encourage us to make history ourselves.

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Jerry Coleman Remembered

We at the San Diego Air & Space Museum are saddened about the passing of our friend Colonel Jerry Coleman. From his unwavering loyalty to his nation as a Marine Corps Aviator to his dedication to his San Diego community, he was a true hero.

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The Evolution of Balboa Park & the Rebirth of SDASM

As the Balboa Park Centennial celebration is approaching, it is fascinating to see how Balboa Park has expanded and transformed since its creation in 1915.

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World War I Exhibit

At the outbreak of World War I in July of 1914, airplanes (or known then as "aeroplanes") were still in their infancy. Invented barely 10 years previously, they were made by hand from cloth, wire, and wood. The engines fitted to them were less powerful and less reliable than those in modern automobiles. They were painfully slow and all too prone to accidents. Yet it didn't take long for military commanders to find potential applications and discover the effectiveness of these radical new machines.

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