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College Park Aviation Museum

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Address: 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr, College Park, MD 20740-2000
Phone Number: +1 301-864-6029
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Kid friendly aviation museum!

What I like most about this museum is that it allows children to have their photo taken inside the plane which is great for feeding the dream that one day your child can fly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What I like most about this museum is that it allows children to have their photo taken inside the plane which is great for feeding the dream that one day your child can fly. Even small adults can fit into the cockpit thereby feeling younger just by visiting. This is well worth the $5. If resources were infinite or there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We took my three grand nephews to the College Park Aviation Museum this morning and were completely impressed by it. The youngest two, 2 and 4 years old, really loved it. There is an interactive playroom with opportunities for kids to take off and land airplanes using a joystick on a video screen. Very fun! There were opportunities to build... More 

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Place was very small but it had a bunch of old plans and lots of interesting little tidbits . The staff was very nice and informational

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Adelphi, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

A small aviation museum proudly celebrating the history of College Park Airport being the oldest airport in the US! The airplanes they have go from replicas of the Wright Brothers' gliders and flyers, to WWI planes. Lots of hands on and interactive things for kids (low tech but effective) and they do have some info about the first Black aviators... More 

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Jessup, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This one gets four stars for the efforts it makes to be kid-friendly, not really because it is a four star museum, if that makes sense. It's a tiny place, with not tons to look at (if you compare it to the Air and Space Museum, which you absolutely shouldn't) - but they have an animatronic of one of the... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This gem of a small museum has a dozen old airplanes, many interpretive exhibits, and enough hands-on to keep the most energetic child occupied and learning. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. AND - the big picture windows allow for a great view of the small private airplanes coming and going from the oldest continuosly operating airport in America.

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Thank bowiejohn2015
College Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Have been many times with my son and n o w his daughter. The new building is beautiful. The.displays are very kid friendly. Have been with school field trip and the staff are just wonderful. This absolutely a must see.

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Thank Bigma1948
Crofton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Very fun day to spend the whole day with kids to visit the property, even if is my third time visit. Something change are still make me interesting to enjoy and learning. Recommend to every family having kid to visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

At the airport, easy to find. Not too many static displays- and they're mainly early airplane models. Has some interactive exhibits for kids.. Not the Smithsonian, but still an interesting place to check out while in college park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

They offered a deal on Groupon so decided to try it out. Very small but education museum. Different planes hang from the ceiling and more on the floor. Tuskegee airmen were there the same day as us. It was awesome to see them. One exhibit was closed when we were there. It was only closed for a few hours but... More 

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