Looking for a unique experience. 

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The Museum of Flying is the perfect place to visit or hold an event at. 

Originally established in 1974 as the Douglas Museum and Library, the Museum first opened in 1979 at 2800 Airport Avenue. The Museum was founded by Donald Douglas Jr, the second President of the Douglas Aircraft Company. The collection consisted primarily of artifacts and the ephemera of Donald Wills Douglas Sr., the Founder and President of the Douglas Aircraft Company, however the collection did not include any aircraft until 1989.

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Now the museum collection consists of the many original artifacts related to the Douglas Aircraft Company, a variety of exhibits, aviation art, and features an array of aircraft from a Wright Flyer replica to aircraft of the jet age.

Over the years the Museum was host to a number of special events that included annual gala events honoring the aviation and aerospace leaders, famous test pilots, and the original Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts.  Other memorable events held at the Museum included a tribute to the Tuskegee Airman, a Mustang Wing’s and Wheels event, and a 60th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Britain.

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Facility Details
With accommodations for up to 600 total attendees for conferences, meetings, seminars, receptions, sales meetings, ceremonies, product announcements, luncheons and happy hours, the Museum of Flying is an ideal location to allow your functions to ‘take flight’ in an interesting and unusual venue that is unlike any other in the greater Los Angeles area. Your guests will be energized and inspired to engage and get the most of your function.

Located at one of the oldest continually operating Airports in the United States, the Museum of Flying presents the rich history of aviation as it relates to Southern California with an emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company that called the Santa Monica Airport home for more than 40 years.  In fact, the Douglas Aircraft Company built more than 10,000 aircraft here during World War II.

General seating capacity for a dinner is 350.*
General seating capacity for a reception (stand-up) is 850.*

*Each event is unique, maximum capacities are determined on a case by case basis. There is more than 6,500 sq. ft. of usable floor space on the first floor.

The Museum of Flying
(310) 398-2500
3100 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, California

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