American Helicopter Museum

by Philly

American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is renowned as the nation’s premier aviation museum. Devoted exclusively to helicopters, the museum prides itself on collecting, restoring, and displaying historic aircrafts. Take a day in Philadelphia to see the origin and development of the rotary wing aircraft.

American Helicopter Museum and Education Center currently displays over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros, and convertaplanes. Watch as history unfolds before your eyes as you walk past some of the nation’s earliest helicopters. As you continue your tour, you will walk by a chronicle of some of the earliest helicopters ever invented, to the latest addition to our nation’s defense, the V-22 Osprey.

American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is designed for the enjoyment for people of all ages.  Families and groups can plan a scavenger hunt through the museum, see a movie about the history of helicopters, or take a spin on the computer simulator. If you’re traveling with children, be sure to stop by the toddler learning area. Here your children can play in the control tower, fly a child-zie helicopter, and play with an array of Helicopter gadgets. Make a pit-stop by Transportation Town where people of all ages can can design their own helicopter!

American Helicopter Museum is brought to life with the sounds of airplanes taking off at the nearby Brandywine Airport. For a full experience, pack a picnic on a nice day and enjoy dining al fresco as you watch the aircrafts take off.

Your aircraft experience would not be complete without a Helicopter ride for the entire family. The American Helicopter Museum offers Family Helicopter Rides on the third Saturday of every month from 11am-3pm. The rides cost $35 per person for a six- to eight-minute ride. Visit American Helicopter Museum and Education Center website for a complete schedule of events.

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