AvScholars Online Bookstore

Aviation, Air and Space Museums

Find a Aviation Museum near you! There are aviation related museums around the world that promote aviation, air and space, aircrafts, science and industry, and space exploration. Aviation Museums are educational, informative, and entertaining places to visit. They have the ability to inspire and amaze us. Aviation related museums have various collections and exhibits that invite us to learn about the history of aviation, while at the same time help us to better understand the future of the aviation.

For children and their families (i.e. parents and grandparents), aviation museums provide a perfect opportunity to learn together and share memorable experiences. If you are a child, a parent, a student, an educator, a historian, an aviation enthusiast or you simply enjoy aviation museums, you're at the right place.

Types of Aviaton Related Museums.
There are various types of aviation related museums that fit many interests and backgrounds such as aviation, aerospace, air & space, aircrafts, military, science and industry, and technology. Collectively, all museums serve to inform, educate, and inspire us.

The Aviation Museums Directory showcases the following types of museums:
Aviation Museums
Aviation museums collect and preserve aircrafts, artifacts, historical documents, photos and footage related to the history of aviation. Besides the collection of aircrafts, they have numerous exhibits focusing on aviation pioneers from the Wright Brothers, Wiley Post to Amelia Earhart and Bessie Coleman along with others. There are aviation exhibits also honoring the patriotic service of veterans that fought for their country.
Air and Space Museums
Air and Space museums collect and preserve historic air and spacecrafts. These facilities are large enough to accommodate their increasing collections of air and spacecrafts, equipment, various artifacts and memorabilia, historical documents, photographs, and films.
Aircraft Museums
Aircraft museums collect and preserve rare and fascinating military and civilian aircrafts. Some aircrafts are located inside a large hangar and/or displayed on acres of land to accommodate the collection and sheer size of these aircrafts such as jet fighters, large bombers and transports, and more.
Science and Industry Museums
Science and Industry museums explain how things work. We can see working models of inventions and understand where the latest technology comes from and where it's going. Some of these museums even invite you to test out scientific laws by: pushing a button here, pulling a lever there, and seeing for yourself how things work. Turn a crank and make your own electricity. Watch how an engine works. Step inside a spaceship. Look at the astronauts' spacesuits and imagine what it's like to walk on the moon or float in space. These museums may have an aviation exhibits and various aircraft on display.
Military Museums
Military museums are dedicated to preserving and memorializing the history, traditions, and technological significance of their respective military branch through displays, exhibits, photos, historical papers and footage from various wars, and artifacts which include uniforms, weapons, artillery pieces, military aircrafts, and more.
Planetariums are also considered museums. They allow us to learn about constellations and legends such as space, stars, and planets. Planetariums bring the mysteries of the skies, stars, space, and other planets to life. Inside planetariums, children can see the entire night sky in all of its glory. They often use telescopes to view the rings of Saturn, and they can step on scales to learn what they would weigh on the moon or on Mars.

What will you find at a museum.
Aviation Museums host a variety of fun and educational programs for everyone such as:
Workshops for teachers, students, and children
Learning Aides for the Classroom
Guest Speakers
Special Exhibitions, Events, and Programs
Guided Tours
Hands-on activities for all ages
And more

Planning Your Visit.
If you are planning a trip to the museum, you should visit the museum’s web site or call for the following information:
Hours and Fees.
Inquire about their admission fees, hours, and best times for visits. Ask what days of the week and what hours are the least crowded. Some museums have free admission, while others ask for a small donation. Some museums have certain days that are free or have discounts for families, senior citizens, students, and children.
Facilities and Services.
Inquire about their facilities and services such as restaurants, education programs, gift shops, guided tours, picnic area, library, theater/lecture hall, volunteer program, wheelchair access, and accommodations for visitors with special needs, including parking, entrances, and access to exhibit areas.
Special Exhibits, Events, or Programs.
Inquire about any upcoming special exhibits, traveling exhibits, events, programs, and presentations by guest speakers. You should also check the newspapers, your local library, or bookstores for special exhibitions, events, or programs that may appeal to children. Libraries and bookstores often have books and free pamphlets that provide listings and descriptions of family activities that include regional museums.
Direction, Parking, Transportation.
Inquire about parking arrangements and fee, transportation to and from the parking lot, and directions for driving to the museum or using public transportation.

During Your Visit.
The Information Desk is a good "first stop" once you're at the museum. There you'll find floor plans with the location of exhibits, restaurants, restrooms, gift shops, elevators, wheelchair ramps, exits, as well as places to sit. You might also ask about self-guided children's and family tour brochures, workshops, and planned events.

Online (Virtual) Museums.
Visit a museum without leaving your home. Virtual museums exist on the Internet in which they attempt to capture the look and feel of being inside a real museum. They allow visitors to click on a certain spot to move to a different area of the museum. Many museums maintain virtual web sites containing selected images from their exhibits and collections along with descriptive information. Through Virtual museums, children and their families can virtually travel the world exploring and learning together.

Search the Museum Directory.
If you're looking for a museum, register and search My AvScholars’ Museum Directory. The museum directory allows you to quickly and easily locate a museum near you.


Gold Sponsors

Home | My AvScholars | About Us | F.A.Q. | Contact Us | Media Center
| Links | Alliances | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy

Copyright © 2003 - 2011
AvScholars Publishing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Web Design by Scott Daum
with programming by Willmaster


Search AvScholars