The 1940 Air Terminal Museum in Houston, Texas, is a former airport and museum that pays homage to the city's aviation history. Entry into the museum is subject to very reasonable entrance fees ($5 for adults and $2 for children).
The grown ups in the group will appreciate the wonderful art deco building that houses the museum while the kids will be entertained by all the cool aviation stuff on display and the planes.
Things to Do
- View and enjoy the museum's ample collection of aviation memorabilia.
- Watch one of the films in the museum's theater.
- Watch planes take off and land at the adjacent Hobby Airport. The kids will love planespotting, a pastime that is often not available at modern commercial airports.
- Ask the friendly and knowledgeable docents for more information in order to really get the most out of your visit.
1940 Air Terminal Museum Insider Tips
- The museum has a number of special events across the year. Be sure to be ahead of what's going on by checking their calendar throughout the year.
- Visit on the 3rd Saturday of the month for the popular "Wings & Wheels" weekend when there is plenty going on for you and your family.
- The museum can be tricky to find so make sure to plan your route there in advance. If you are lucky enough to have your own plane, you can always fly in to the neighboring Hobby Airport!