For several years, the Santa Monica Museum of Flying has been under renovation–so many years, that many of us had given up on this landmark ever reopening. Well, now it has! With a focus on the pioneering Southern Californian aviation companies like Douglas, Boeing, Hughes Aircraft, Lockheed, North American, and Northrop, the Museum of Flying includes interactive exhibits for children, a theatre for screening historic test footage, documentaries, and aviation related films, and an outdoor aircraft
display plaza that features a replica of the Wright Flyer. The museum is open Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students (with ID), and $6 for children ages 6 to 12. Kids 5 and under are free. The prices are a bit high for the grown ups, but for a mom or dad alone with a couple preschoolers in tow, or for a special occasion, it might be worth the splurge.