Aviation Museum Georgia: A Fun & Free Family Adventure South of Atlanta

If you’re looking for a great aviation museum Georgia has one of the best. The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, GA, is truly a wonderful place to visit for those interested in aviation and those who want to learn more.

Located approximately 20 minutes from Exit 146 on I-75, it’s also the perfect place to give the kids (and you!) a break if you’re traveling south of Atlanta.  With massive airplane exhibits in hangars, and a field full of aircraft to run around, it’s a museum that has something for everyone.

Here’s what you need to know about this amazing Georgia aviation museum.

Aviation Museum Georgia: A Fun & Free Family Adventure South of Atlanta
Museum of Aviation courtesy of Kate Gelsthorpe

AVIATION MUSEUM GEORGIA – TIME TO EXPLORE

AVIATION MUSEUM GEORGIA - TIME TO EXPLORE

I grew up in Warner Robins, so I was lucky enough to visit the Museum of Aviation next to Robins Air Force Base quite a bit as a kid.  Then I married an aviation aficionado, had my wedding reception in the museum’s Century of Flight hangar, and now we visit with my kids every time we’re in town.  We love this place!  It has airplanes galore, places to run, interactive exhibits, something new every time, and a small playground and picnic area.  And here’s the best part:  It’s FREE!  Free admission and free parking. You’ve got nothing to lose.

You will see 85 historic U.S. Air Force aircraft, missiles, and cockpits on display including a B-17 “Flying Fortress”. The Museum of Aviation is the home of Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame located on the second floor of the Century of Flight Hangar. Make sure to visit the onsite gift shop!

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE MUSEUM OF AVIATION

AVIATION MUSEUM GEORGIA - TIME TO EXPLORE

The Museum of Aviation is the second largest museum in the United States Air Force and the fourth most visited museum in the Department of Defense. It is located on 51 acres right next to Robins Air Force Base.  And here’s the number one thing I want to tell you:  This place is huge.  I have been here a lot, and there is no way I have seen everything.  You could honestly spend a week here if you wanted to take it all in!  With kids, we’re usually here for about two hours.  

The museum has four large buildings that house various classic airplanes, missiles, and exhibits, and they also have an outdoor field with other airplanes to check out.  My kids have a blast running around outside, and standing next to the airplanes’ huge wheels.

The Eagle Building and the Century of Flight Hangar are two biggest spaces — filled with restored aircraft, and exhibits. It’s a wonderfully immersive experience, where you can read about aviation history, learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen, see the actual uniforms that were worn during World War II, and read stories from those who were there. 

The Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame is housed here, as well as an area focused on women in aviation.  There is just so much to see!  For my kids, the airplane cockpits they could sit in, and the miniature Great Wall of China were their favorites.

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Museum of Aviation: FREE Family Adventure South of Atlanta

The aircraft at the Museum of Aviation range from those used during WWII to modern day.  They restore the aircraft here, and when we were there, we could see they were in the middle of restoring a rare B-17!  The kids loved looking (from behind a rope) at the restoration process.

This is a truly wonderful road trip stop, or destination in the central Georgia area.  Bring a lunch — they have picnic tables in their playground area.  The amazement on my kids’ faces when they see a real F-15 up close is so worth the trip!  We learn something new every time we go, and always have the best time.

The museum is open 361 days a year, closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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Aviation Museum Georgia: A Fun & Free Family Adventure South of Atlanta