The Australian National Aviation Museum (say that three times quickly) is a true surprise and delight. Located within the Moorabbin Airport district, the planes are both on the ground and constantly flying overhead. There are the most incredible planes on display, including some super rare and unique aircraft, and the best bit - you can sit in most of them! The kids will LOVE sitting in the actual cockpits of some of these jets, helicopters and commercial airliners. Even the youngest kiddo knows to push the buttons and pull the throttle. There is heaps to learn about the military history of these machines, as well as Australian aviation history. Mamma’s personal favourite is the John Murray, complete with air hostess, airline seating and cockpit. Keep your eyes and ears out for the last weekend in October for the Family Cockpit Open Weekend. Although there are plenty of aircraft that you can sit in, there are even more on offer over this weekend plus extra family fun activities.
Mamma's special mention: For more plane watching action - and for a bite to eat and a coffee - head to The Flight Deck Bar and Grill that is just around the corner from the museum. From here, you can see the airport and sit outside in a fully fenced and has a great view of the runway.
the nitty gritty
Monday to Friday
10am - 4pm
Saturday to Sunday
10am - 5pm
Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day. ANZAC Day the Museum Opens at 1pm
Child $5 (children under 5 free)
Concession / Pensioner $7
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