If you haven’t visited the Lone Star Flight Museum after its reopening last year, now is your chance to get in with a discount! The museum is bigger and better than ever with 130,000 square feet of aviation history, activities, and art. Houston on the Cheap readers can get a Lone Star Flight Museum coupon discount of 50% off regular admission.
After moving from Galveston to Houston, then weathering Harvey, the museum opened in September and has been soaring ever since. Visit the collection near Ellington Airport from Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm. With the Lone Star Flight Museum coupon, just $10 gets you in the door to one of the most breathtaking and unique museums in the city.
The exhibitions include permanent and temporary galleries, virtual flights, and two hangars with more than 40 vintage aircraft which have been restored to flying condition. Walk the Heritage or Waltrip Hangars and you’ll find oil pans glistening under many of the planes. They serve as a reminder of one of the museums best features- their flight experiences! Per person fees vary but there are several crafts available, from a Boeing to a Cessna. Even kids over 12 can ride with an adult!
If you can’t spring for the ride, you don’t have to miss out. Experience a flight simulator in the learning center or get a bird’s eye view of the planes from the observation deck. The Flight Academy allows visitors to learn about aircraft design and the foundations of flight with carefully curated hands-on exhibits.
Now on display in the gallery are works by Douglass Ettridge, a master in the field of aviation art. Be sure to stop by the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, honoring native Texans such as Howard Hughes and George W. Bush for their participation in aviation and spaceflight. You can also bring the kids (under 3 are free) and help them complete the aviation history scavenger hunt- there’s something for everyone!
With such a rich collection of planes and artifacts, this is one of the best day trips you can make to South Houston. Discover aviation history and the role Texas continues to play in the world of flight. The Lone Star Flight Museum is located at 11551 Aerospace Avenue, Houston, TX 77034. Find your discount tickets here.