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San Diego Air & Space Museum

2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM) is an aviation and space exploration museum in Balboa Park. SDASM promotes itself as one of the largest aviation museums in the nation. It contains many original and reproductions of historic aircraft and spacecraft, plus an extensive library and archives. The museum is divided into many galleries with exhibits emphasizing the contributions San Diego has made to aviation. Sections include the Theodore Gildred Rotunda, Special Exhibit area, World War I Gallery, Golden Age of Flight Gallery, World War II Gallery, and Modern Jet & Space Age Gallery, and the Edwin D. McKeller Pavilion of Flight. Visitors can enter the Rotunda for free. Admission is required to visit the remaining galleries and additional cost to see the Special Exhibit.

Early aircraft on display include reproductions of the 1901 and 1902 Wright Gliders, the 1914 Beachey-Eaton Biplane, 1852 Cayley Glider, 1903-1904 Chanute Glider and 1896 Lilienthal Glider. There's also a mockup of Leonardo Da Vinci's Ornithopter.

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