Birmingham's premiere aviation museum ushers you into the world of flight. Featuring nearly 100 full-sized aircraft, engines, models, plus historic aviation related documents, art, artifacts, and photos, the Southern Museum of Flight is a fantastic destination for educational student groups and fun-filled vacations!
Step inside and discover how to fly! Explore the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame, discover the history of Alabama pilots and aviation legacies as you wend your way through the halls and galleries. Your students are bound to see notable aircraft such as a Wright Flyer, an F-4 Phantom, and Soviet built MiGs among many others. Find among the collections a Blackbird spy plane as well as an array of experimental planes. Historic planes such as the Lake Murray B-25C Mitchell, which crashed and was later recovered, can be found preserved and displayed at this amazing aviation museum.
Not only can your group explore full sized historic aircraft but also learn the stories, histories, and see artifacts which go alongside them. Watch a fascinating documentary about the recovery of the Lake Murray B-25C Mitchell or explore the diorama exhibit representing the Tuskegee Airmen or those exemplifying the airmen of the Korean War Jets Exhibit and the Vietnam War Helicopters Exhibit.
Tours range from self-guided explorations to guided tours led by informative docents or even guided tours with hands-on group activities for even more educational benefits. The Southern Museum of Flight is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.