San Diego Venue Spotlight: Air and Space Museum

Looking for an event venue in San Diego that is as educational as it is entertaining? Allow us to introduce you to San Diego Air and Space Museum. The museum’s vast collection of artifacts and replicas mixed with ever-changing special exhibits and interactive simulators gives visitors a historical yet fresh glimpse at all things aviation. This is one of our favorite spaces to propose to meeting planners for both tours and offsite events. Read below for more info on this San Diego staple!

History of San Diego Air and Space Museum

The San Diego Aerospace Museum was originally located in Balboa Park’s vacant Food & Beverage Building in 1961. Its popularity prompted a move to the Electric Building in 1965. Continuous growth resulted in approval to move the museum yet again to the park’s historic Ford Building. Before the move, a fire in the Electric Building destroyed much of the museum’s collection. Thanks to a recover fund, the museum reopened in 1980 in the Ford Building. In April 1993, the International Aerospace Hall of Fame merged with the Museum. By 1986 the Museum became the first aero-themed museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums, and it is now a Smithsonian affiliate. The Museum’s name changed to San Diego Air and Space Museum in 2006 to better reflect its mission and collection. The museum is now recognized as one of the country’s premier aerospace museums.

Museum Highlights for Tours and Catered Events

The San Diego Air and Space Museum is a versatile space that is ideal for both corporate tour groups as well as privately catered corporate events. Featuring 1901 and 1902 Wright Glider reproductions, the Aeronca C-3 Collegian, the Appollo IX Command Module, and many more, the museum offers education and exploration at every turn. Tours range from standard admission to docent-led activities to upgraded special exhibitions (currently featured: Da Vinci: The Ultimate Innovator). Simulators and interactive exhibits also provide an opportunity to imagine life in flight. For catered events, the museum’s diverse collection, special exhibitions, and simulators act as unique decor and entertainment. The Event Team can help with everything else, from greeters dressed as vintage flight attendants, to aviation-themed menu cards, to delicious food and beverage packages and more!

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The Event Team San Diego Air and Space Museum

Recent Case Study

Last week, we transported 1300 guests to the San Diego Air and Space Museum for their annual President’s Reception. Welcomed by our “flight attendant” greeters, guests enjoyed flight simulators, docent tours, and main stage entertainment. Check out the below slideshow for a glimpse of this excellent San Diego corporate event:

San Diego Air and Space Museum – Need More Info?

If you need more information on the San Diego Air and Space museum, contact The Event Team for a proposal!