Oakland Aviation Museum for Kids Who Love Things that Go (with discount link!) - 510 Families
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Oakland Aviation Museum for Kids Who Love Things that Go (with discount link!)

The Oakland Aviation Museum, open Wednesday thru Sundays, is located near the Oakland airport, so although you won’t stand right next to a plane that’s taking off, you can both stand next to a plane — and look up in the sky to see what’s just taken off. Save on a family admission >>

Oakland Aviation Museum airplanes outside
Oakland Aviation Museum includes airplanes outside and inside a hangar | Photo: oaklandaviationmuseum.org

What to Expect at the Oakland Aviation Museum

Inside and outside the museum building, a variety of small aircraft are stationed for visitors to see. Other artifacts pay tribute to aviation history, inclusive of Black Americans in the fields of Aviation and Space.

On Open Cockpit Day, ladders are positioned to invite visitors to climb inside the planes. The 2024 Open Cockpit Days are March 3, June 16 (Father’s Day!) and September 8.

A small play area allows children to climb inside a replica plane to explore the instruments and get in the mini-air traffic control tower to listen to real audio emitting from a control tower.

More places to play for airplane-loving kiddos >>

child in fighter plane
Oakland Aviation Museum | Photo: William Munny via Instagram

Kid Birthday Parties at the Oakland Aviation Museum

The venue is available for birthday party rental, and reader Annmarie shared her enthusiasm for the place after hosting her son’s second birthday there. “It was outstanding because kids and adults enjoyed it!”

Birthday set-up next to a real plane | Photo: Annmarie Mota

Plan your visit to the Oakland Aviation Museum

Location: Oakland Aviation Museum at 8252 Earhart Road, Oakland
(510) 638-7100. Learn more at the Oakland Aviation Museum website.

Hours: Open Wednesday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.

Look for a Groupon or discount online before you go. We often find one on Living Social >>

Museum Admission Prices

Adults – $18
Seniors (60+) – $15
Military /Students / Teens – $13
Children 5-12 – $10
4 and Under – FREE

photo: @1mightyvan on Instagram
Climb inside | Photo: @adamephoto on Instagram


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