Our two locations hold the largest collection of historic air & space objects in the world. In DC, see the original Wright 1903 Flyer, Apollo 11 Command Module "Columbia," and touch a Moon rock. Check out our Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA, home to the Space Shuttle Discovery.
The real historic planes and rockets--not models
They have a great WW2 section with a Spitfire and a P-51 Mustang.
It is a must see if you have kids
Wright Flyer is a must see.
IMHO, best Smithsonian museum. Lots of cool things to see. My two teen girls & wife were less into it, but I (Dad) thought it was awesome.
Best museum with lots of interactive activities! 😍✈️
So many historical aircrafts here inc the spirit of St. Louis and the u2. All for free!
If you're able to visit the Museum next to the airport, don't forget to go! It's bigger than the one in DC downtown, there are more historical planes, Concorde, Discovery, Enola Gay, Blackbird, wow!
100% am absolute must visit. You'll find yourself lost in here for hours and hours.
you will need at least half a day to do this justice
The most beautiful place in the world
You should definitely take a ride in the flight simulators. Very realistic! Not good if you get dizzy easily. You are doing barrel rolls and trying to shoot down enemy planes.
World War I exhibit.
The DOME ! Don't miss the show in the DOME !!
Well worth a visit to inspire interest in young inquiring minds about flight and space
I still can't believe that I saw a space shuttle from that close.
Keep an entire day just for this museum.
It's always a shame when museums that appeal to and educate kids have such terrible, unhealthy food choices!
To bad you have to pay for the simulator
Take the chance to visit this places. It's better if u arrive early because it's huge and has a lot of pavilions for visiting.
So interesting. Great to visit with children but from ages 8+
The world's best ! Keep up the great job ! Fly high !
Be prepared for an airport-style scan of you and purses and backpacks and allow extra time. Hang a right at the info desk on the main floor for rest rooms and baby changing area.
AMAZING PLACE! Fun for all ages!
Such an amazing place with free admission! I would definitely gonna check out the rides there.
Always a good time, but always crowded.
If you have limited time in DC, this is a stop you should make.
touch the moon! see things that really went in to space
Best museum ever! Many interactive installations. And Moon Rock!
Even though it costs money, the planetarium is definitely worth it
My favorite exhibit is always anything space related. It's incredible that humanity has achieved that level of exploration. Here's hoping for the future!
Amazing experience, from air balloon to space shuttles. A must
So many historic aircraft in one place - just amazing. A real celebration of human endeavours.
Really cool museum, I think we all gravitated towards the space stuff, no pun. Would've paid to see this but glad all museums are free in DC.
Fantastic museum relating to air travel and space exploration. Very scientific and incredibly informative! A DC must!
Get an astronaut pen from the gift shop
For those who loves airplanes
Join one of the free tours, they're frequent and totally worth it, guides very knowledgable too.
So many Asians with iPads! 😉
You have to try the air-combat simulator, it goes 360 degrees!
All about the plane
Great aircraft on display
If you love planes and outer space this is the place for you...!!!
The planetarium is awesome!