Our family-friendly, free museum is now open! We look forward to your visit.
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 2021 have not yet been scheduled.
Admission and parking are free.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Our annual student art contest is now open to all San Diego County students in grades 6-12. There are cash awards and winning entries go on display at the museum. For more information go to: https://flyingleathernecks.org/education/art-contest/
Visit Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
4203 Anderson Avenue
San Diego, CA 92145
Thursday-Sunday: 9AM - 3:30PM
4203 Anderson Avenue, San Diego, CA