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College Park Aviation Museum
Based on 31 traveler reviews
Good for all ages
Nov 25, 2014 by: AviCa from New Hope, PA
tucked away near the Metro stop at the U of Maryland, this Aviation Museum is well worth the visit. it's adjacent to a small airport too; an added bonus!
A Great Family Outing
Aug 31, 2014 by: Marcy D from Columbia, Maryland
I visited with my husband and toddler in August 2014. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they had a model train exhibition ongoing while we visited. The size of the museum made for a relatively easy visit for a toddler. There were several planes inside, as well as an area for interactive simulations and crafts for kids (though several were temporarily out of commission, for some reason). The gift shop was also small but nice. There was an outdoor area adjacent to the runway, which contained several wooden model plains that kids could scoot around on. It was a good time for all of us.
Interesting for Everyone
Aug 05, 2014 by: Danita34 from Silver Spring, Maryland
They have a free Scavenger Hunt if you ask at the desk. When the kids complete it they get a prize. It really helped us see the museum and encourage my son to focus on the most important facts. We will go back again.
Kid friendly aviation museum on a comfortable scale on an historic airport
Apr 23, 2014 by: denbury from Port Hope, Canada
Other reviewers have shared extensive comments on what this charming museum offers so duplication of their contributions is not required. This is my third visit over a period of about 15 years and I continue to be struck by the pleasant human scale of this museum and its focus on programs for children and the exhibition of a collection, both owned and borrowed, relevant to the history of the important airfield which has existed here for over a century. Another nice touch is the explanation of the legendary ERCO concern and its iconic Ercoupe product which was produced on a site very close to the museum. My last visit took place during school break and the building was full of children enjoying the programs available from the museum's staff.
Nice museum - interactive exhibits, great for kids & adults!
Jan 21, 2014 by: Mako13Man from Lusby
Went here this past weekend. My niece had a blast here playng with all the exhibits that they have for children. There are quite a few of them. The 3 of us adults all thought the museum was well done and enlightening for older folk as well. Not a huge museum, but just about the right size for spending a few hours looking around, seeing some old aircraft and reflecting on the history of aviation.
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