The doors to the museum are temporarily closed to visitors due to the pandemic. Please check out our online activities and tours on the website.
The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum has the largest collection of vintage aircraft flown by USMC aviators in the world. Kids and adults can strap into an ejection seat, put on a helmet, interview a pilot and try their luck with an “I Spy” activity. 31 historical aircraft from World War II to the present are on display. Indoors there are 8 galleries of displays including the Hall of Heroes and Marines in the NASA space program. Temporary exhibits for 2020 feature Military Working Dogs and the prize-winning entries from the “Marines in Flight” Student Art Contest.
The Museum is primarily staffed by volunteers who served as military pilots and aircrew. These veterans share with visitors their knowledge as well as spellbinding stories of their time in service.
Open Cockpit Days are offered every other summer weekend and on various other days during the year. Cockpits of select historical aircraft will be opened so visitors of can experience Marine aviation from a pilot’s perspective. The Open Cockpit Days for 2020 have not yet been scheduled.
Admission and parking are free.
Visit Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
4203 Anderson Avenue
San Diego, CA 92145
Tuesday-Sunday: 9AM - 3:30PM
4203 Anderson Avenue, San Diego, CA