Planning Your Visit

Where To Start

You will want to reserve one to three hours for your visit with Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum visit. Each of the exhibition buildings are accessible and have parking available. Minimal walking is required, and wheelchairs are available. Families are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy under our covered pavillion. Vending machines are available for purchasing bottled soft drinks.

Aircrafts

The Museum displays a wide variety of vintage aircraft, ultralights, experimental homebuilts, air racers, military, aerobatic and factory-built aircraft from all eras. The aircraft are supplemented by an interesting collection of engines from 1909 to the present day.

Exhibits

The Museum exhibits include the Howard Hughes Aviation Collection, Florida Aviation History, Florida Aviation Hall of Fame, Lakeland in WWII, Rockets and High Speed Flight, Air Racing and Aerobatics, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart Artifacts, and multiple Flight Simulators.

Restoration

The Buehler Restoration Skills Center included in the admission to Aerospace Discovery is open Monday-Friday and only when volunteers are actively working on aircraft restoration projects. These aircraft are usually being prepared for display in the museum or perhaps even a return to flight! Museum visitors may observe their work and talk with these talented craftsmen about the current project underway. Please check with the Museum receptionist regarding hours of operation during your planned visit.The Buehler Restoration Skills Center is staffed by volunteers, please call ahead of your visit to determine that days hours of operation.

Aerospace Attic

Aerospace Discovery at The Florida Air Museum Library and Archives houses a collection of more than 6,000 aviation books, 27,000 magazines and 40,000 photos, providing the basis for a future historical research center. Although not regularly open to Museum visitors due to extremely limited space, those with a particular interest may contact Librarian Milt Voigt in advance to arrange access for research. For more information or to make arrangements to visit the Aerospace Attic, please call 863-644-2431.

Gifts of Flight

The gift shop features a large selection of aviation-themed merchandise including unique apparel, t-shirts, jewelry, gifts, books and pilot supplies. The gift shop, located inside Florida Air Museum, does not require admission to visit. Gifts of Flight features a large selection of aviation-themed merchandise including SUN ‘n FUN, When Pigs Fly South, and other unique aviation apparel including jewelry, gifts, books and pilot supplies. Did you know that “Unfreeze your bird” The History of SUN ‘n FUN is only available at Gifts of Flight?

HOURS OF OPERATION

Museum Phone: 863-904-6833

Email: museum@flysnf.org

**Please Note Museum will be closed from Saturday, July 29-  Monday, July 31**

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thursday – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday – 12:00 p.m.-4 p.m.

*PLEASE NOTE: Check the website or call the museum prior to your visit for any current closures due to scheduled maintenance or facility events.*

PLEASE NOTE: THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED ON MONDAYS MAY THROUGH OCTOBER

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Pricing Summary

Per Adult: $12
Per Senior 55+: $10
Per Student Ages 7 – 17: $8
Children Under 6 & Active Military: FREE

Group Tours

Group tours for students or adults may be arranged by contacting the education department at Educate@flysnf.org or 863 904-4073. Rates vary with tour and activities selected. Note: Free student tours of the April SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo are also offered to school groups with advance reservations.

Year round programs, STEM based education and activities are being expanded at the Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum on the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus. We will serve the aviation novice, the aviation seasoned pilot and aviation enthusiast. As educational and entertainment programs are instituted, your museum membership will only grow in value! Several programs are currently in the works and will be announced soon!

For more information on the Florida Air Museum please call 863-904-6833 or email museum@flysnf.org.

The SUN ‘n FUN campus offers an experience for all ages year-round! Proceeds from any event at SUN ‘n FUN, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation are returned to education programs and activities. Take time to visit Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum with your family. You will be amazed at the new facility.