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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

National Air and Space Museum

Science Museum · Southwest Washington
600 Independence Ave SW (at 6th St SW), Washington, D.C. 20560, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:30 PM
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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.


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    Mike D.
    "Don't forget to touch the moon rock."(19 Tips)
    Cindy S.
    "from the Wright Brothers to space ships!The Imax movies are great!"(14 Tips)
    Jaim E.
    "Great museum, and the planetarium is also amazing!"(15 Tips)
    John E.
    "there and especially the flight simulations"(10 Tips)
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  • Biz T.

    Nice collection...

    Biz Traveldude · 1 week ago
  • Eglė N.

    Amazing place!

    Eglė Nemuraitė · 1 week ago
  • Michael

    World War I exhibit.

    Michael · 1 week ago
  • Emmanuel G.

    The DOME ! Don't miss the show in the DOME !!

    Emmanuel Galvan · 2 weeks ago
  • André C.

    Absolutely amazing!

    André Cherin · 2 weeks ago
  • James B.

    Well worth a visit to inspire interest in young inquiring minds about flight and space

    James Baker · 3 weeks ago
  • Yasin

    I still can't believe that I saw a space shuttle from that close.

    Yasin · 3 weeks ago
  • Kevin D.

    Keep an entire day just for this museum.

    Kevin Desai · 3 weeks ago
  • Tom A.

    It's always a shame when museums that appeal to and educate kids have such terrible, unhealthy food choices!

    Tom Alfie · 3 weeks ago
  • Amber D.

    To bad you have to pay for the simulator

    Amber De Wilde · 3 weeks ago
  • Tania L.

    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.

    Tania L. · January 5
  • Celina M.

    So interesting. Great to visit with children but from ages 8+

    Celina Mendoza · January 4
  • Bill M.

    The world's best ! Keep up the great job ! Fly high !

    Bill Michaels · December 29, 2015
  • Wrigley F.

    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.

    Wrigley Fielder · December 27, 2015
  • Nicole z.

    AMAZING PLACE! Fun for all ages!

    Nicole znu · December 26, 2015
  • Giang P.

    Such an amazing place with free admission! I would definitely gonna check out the rides there.

    Giang Pham · December 25, 2015
  • Maggie M.

    Always a good time, but always crowded.

    Maggie MacG · December 25, 2015
  • Bradford R.

    If you have limited time in DC, this is a stop you should make.

    Bradford Riley · December 24, 2015
  • Aditya A.

    touch the moon! see things that really went in to space

    Aditya Ambadkar · December 24, 2015
  • Dimka P.

    Best museum ever! Many interactive installations. And Moon Rock!

    Dimka Pronik · December 24, 2015
  • Emma M.

    Even though it costs money, the planetarium is definitely worth it

    Emma McTague · December 22, 2015
  • Byron W.

    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!

    Byron Wilkes · December 18, 2015
  • Rachel K.

    IMAX Theater

    Rachel Kulp · December 6, 2015
  • Iraisa J.

    Amazing experience, from air balloon to space shuttles. A must

    Iraisa Jones · November 28, 2015
  • Betony K.

    So many historic aircraft in one place - just amazing. A real celebration of human endeavours.

    Betony Kelly · November 25, 2015
  • Ricky A.

    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.

    Ricky Alvarado · November 24, 2015
  • Markus T.

    Fantastic museum relating to air travel and space exploration. Very scientific and incredibly informative! A DC must!

    Markus Tarjamo · November 20, 2015
  • cansu u.

    Get an astronaut pen from the gift shop

    cansu ugurlu · November 13, 2015
  • Kirill K.

    For those who loves airplanes

    Kirill Kukuruza · November 8, 2015
  • Thanasis

    Join one of the free tours, they're frequent and totally worth it, guides very knowledgable too.

    Thanasis · November 2, 2015
  • Joe C.

    So many Asians with iPads! 😉

    Joe Cooper · November 1, 2015
  • Melissa E.

    Planetarium shows.

    Melissa Esposito · October 31, 2015
  • Marcello M.

    You have to try the air-combat simulator, it goes 360 degrees!

    Marcello Marchese · October 30, 2015
  • Otto F.

    All about the plane

    Otto Fitriandy · October 27, 2015
  • Nate M.

    Great aircraft on display

    Nate Mills · October 17, 2015
  • Jen I.

    If you love planes and outer space this is the place for you...!!!

    Jen Imbimbo · October 12, 2015
  • Ren W.

    Awesome place

    Ren W · October 8, 2015
  • Paula F.

    The planetarium is awesome!

    Paula Freire · October 8, 2015
  • Bavo C.

    A must visit if you go to the Mall.

    Bavo Cumps · September 30, 2015
  • Stephanie R.

    Look for the interactive stations and exhibits - some great opportunities to learn about space travel

    Stephanie Richter · September 26, 2015
  • Victor H.

    It's amazing. Must see

    Victor Holladay · September 24, 2015
  • Virginia B.

    Historic displays

    Virginia Bettinelli · September 19, 2015
  • Steven V.

    Totally love it! The museum is stunning, everything is organized in a fun way. A great place to learn and have fun.

    Steven Vega · September 16, 2015
  • Edward H.

    Come early and go to the Virginia site.

    Edward Hodge · September 13, 2015
  • Chase W.

    Gotta check out the space shuttles. Discovery is huge!!

    Chase Woodford · September 11, 2015
  • Katarina K.

    Get a tour with Robin Erskine. You could fill an entire series of encyclopedias with the stuff he knows. Best tour I've ever had!

    Katarina Katsma · September 4, 2015
  • Mayra  .

    Is the best museum in DC

    Mayra   · August 29, 2015
  • Chris D.

    If you only have time to do one Museum, this is the one to go to. If you have time the one at Dulles is even better!

    Chris Dawson · August 28, 2015
  • Vincent D.

    It's free and a lovely experience for kids

    Vincent De Wit · August 27, 2015
  • Nathaniel E.

    It's the most popular museum in DC, second most popular in the world (after the Louvre). Definitely go on off hours.

    Nathaniel Eliason · August 23, 2015

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