Summer Fun—Day 55: Visit the College Park Aviation Museum

Learn something new about planes and aviation history through hands-on, interactive exhibits at the College Park Aviation Museum.

The museum was founded in 1909 when Wilbur Wright gave flight instruction to the first military aviators. An open exhibit space displays unique aircraft and artifacts that tell the story of the airport's many firsts in flight right through to aviation today.

The museum gallery contains historic and reproduction aircraft associated with the history of the airfield, as well as hands-on activities and interpretive areas for children of all ages.

Visit the “Over Here & Over There” exhibit to learn about how Prince George’s County, its residents, and the College Park airport played a role in World War I, or explore “Another Field of Firsts” to see how the airport became a haven for African Americans interested in learning to fly.

Museum admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children, and free for children 1 and under. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except major holidays.

For more information, visit the College Park Aviation Museum website.

For other fun museums, check out our list of 5 totally cool and unusual Maryland museums.

For more summer fun ideas, check out our 100 Days of Summer page for daily family activities and our daily calendar of events.

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