Museum of Flying

The Museum of Flying is located by the Santa Monica Airport and features nearly two dozen aircraft chronicling the beginning of flight to the jet age, with a replica Wright Flyer to a FedEx 727 nose section.

See the California Aviation Hall of Fame, which displays images and artifacts of aviation visionaries. The display plaza has direct access to the airside of the Santa Monica Airport allowing for occasional rotation of aircraft and visiting aircraft to display.

The museum features a hands-on interactive area for children with open cockpits. The MaxFlight flight simulator puts you in the pilot’s seat and lets you take control. You can also monitor the local control tower radio communications and enjoy a direct view to the runway of the Santa Monica Airport. Don’t forget to check out their newest exhibit the USS Missouri Battleship Model.

Facility rental available.



Museum of Flying
3100 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 398-2500