Flight Path Museum & Learning Center at LAX
6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, CA 90045 - United States
The Flight Path Museum and Learning Center at Los Angeles International Airport is among the fine aviation and aerospace museums in Southern California. It is the only aviation museum and research center situated at a major airport and the only facility with a primary emphasis on preserving the heritage of Southern California aviation and aerospace and encouraging youth through education and scholarships to consider pursuing careers these industries.
The museum features a gallery of exhibits and displays that showcases the glamour, adventure, and excitement of aviation and aerospace. It’s a place to experience the magic of the Golden Age of Aviation as visitors watch the modern jet age take flight at the second busiest airport in the U.S. No other museum has such a perspective on contemporary aircraft and aviation.
The museum offers visitors a fun, flexible and exciting experience:
• One of the largest collections of airline inflight uniforms and accessories
• Countless aircraft models, posters, and memorabilia
• Runway views with live air traffic control audio
• A real DC-3 aircraft to look inside
• Explore the space gallery that features Apollo at 50 and space history
• Browse the aviation reference and technical libraries
• Visit the nearby Walk of Fame honoring aviation and aerospace pioneers
• Take a guided tour to discover little known facts and insights
• For students interested in aviation careers, there are annual scholarships
Located in the LAX Imperial Terminal at 6661 W. Imperial Hwy., Los Angeles, CA, Flight Path Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., except major holidays, and special events. Admission and parking are free for museum members. Non-member donations are $5 per person. For information call (424) 646-7284 or visit the website.
The museum is operated by nonprofit Flight Path in cooperation with Los Angeles World Airports, the agency which operates Los Angeles International Airport. Flight Path Museum's mission includes the preservation of Southern California’s aviation and aerospace history and educational programs to encourage youth to pursue careers in these industries.
Vintage uniform displays
VIP tours (by reservation)
Selection of refreshments and gift items for purchase
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