The Shooting Star Museum is a museum with aircraft and much more located in the rolling countryside of Medina County, half way between Castroville and Devine. Located off of HWY 90 just west of San Antonio, it takes around 45 minutes to get there but it is a whole world away from all the noise and distractions of the big city. If you are looking for a beautiful, scenic, Sunday afternoon drive with a truly unique destination, well off the beaten path, you cannot do better than to visit this wonderful gem. The museum was founded in 2000 by a group of aviation enthusiasts keen to share their love for flying and other forms of transportation.
Each month, at the end of business on the second Sunday, we will show a different movie in our large, comfortable, climate controlled library building. The show starts at 6:00 PM.
Every spring the grounds of the Shooting Star Museum are covered with carpets of bluebonnets. We invite you to come out to our tranquil landscape, far from the roar of the modern world, and spend some time in the natural splendor of rural Texas at its best. The dates in 2014 are as follows:
Saturday & Sunday, March 15 & 16Images of the Bluebonnet Walk
Saturday & Sunday, March 22 & 23
Saturday & Sunday, March 29 & 30
Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7
The Shooting Star Museum will hold a special event in August to commemorate the outbreak of World War One. Come check out our impresive archive of books, documents and artifacts, including flags flown by US forces during the conflict.
The Shooting Star Museum has an impressive and growing collection of authentic military uniforms. These will be the focus of a special event on Veteran's Day in November.
To commemorate our servicemen and salute their courage, The Shooting Star Museum holds a special service on Memorial Day at 11 AM. In 2014, this will fall on Tuesaay November 11. Everyone is welcome to say thanks to our brave veterans. Our gates will be open at 10:00 AM. Visitors are encouraged to walk the field of memorial flags and view the military uniform displays.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the season with a relaxing visit to our very laid back Toy & Quilt Show. The dates for 2014 have yet to be announced.
The Shooting Star Museum is dedicated to the preservation, perpetuation and exhibition of vintage aircraft, historical aviation items, antique automobiles and early 20th century farming equipment and gasoline engines. The museum provides an educational opportunity for visitors with fully operational exhibits.
As well as an operational grass landing strip, the museum also has an air-conditioned library with other exhibits, such as uniforms and pictures donated by local air force personnel. The museum also shows movies, some classic, some modern, on Sunday evenings as a fundraiser. Everybody is welcome!
The museum's volunteers sometimes bring their other projects with them when they are operating the museum. If you are particularly lucky you may see some of Ralph Wilhelms' splendid personal collection which includes a 1921 REO Speedwagon and a 1924 Ford Model T depot hack.
The museum is located 12 miles west of San Antonio and 6 miles south of the historic city of Castroville.