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"I visited Planes of Fame a week ago and was highly impressed. I've been a docent at the National Air and Space Museum (Garber facility) for the past 26 years, and I can truthfully say that your museum doesn't take a back seat to the national museum at all. Why? Because your aircraft are where they out to be- in real airplane hangars AND most of them FLY... I could go on and on. For years I've been telling visitors on my tours to go to Chino if they had the chance. Now I'm going to tell them to MAKE the chance."

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Aviation Discovery Center (ADC) & Theater

The Aviation Discovery Center is Planes of Fame Air Museum's educational facility at its Chino location! The Aviation Discovery Center focuses on aviation history and hands-on displays to enrich your visit to the museum. A visit to the Planes of Fame Aviation Discovery Center involves:

  • Bringing aviation history to life for young people
  • Providing hands-on experiences that explore aviation and aeronautics
  • Extending learning opportunities beyond the classroom walls
  • Showcasing the skills needed for a career in science, technology, engineering & math

The Aviation Discovery Center is open on the first Saturday of the month to all Museum visitors from 10am – 2pm. The Aviation Discovery Center is also open for weekday visit and field trips by special arrangement.

Aviation Discovery Center Theater

The Aviation Discovery Center Theater is a perfect venue for educational purposes. School groups who are visiting the Aviation Discovery Center Theater for a fieldtrip have access to educational content and programs shown in our 45-seat theater. The theater is also equipped so that students can give presentations to classmates in the space. The space is equipped with the following instructional tools:

  • Document projector
  • Data projector
  • DVD player
  • Computer
  • Internet connection

The Aviation Discovery Center Theater is also open on Saturdays to all Museum visitors from 10am – 2pm. Please check the monitor in the theater lobby for a complete schedule of the program titles and show times.

Museum Atrium

This open space is the ideal setting for students to have a picnic style lunch during their visit. This area provides some seating, access to restrooms and trash cans.