Home to Space Shuttle Discovery! The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the companion facility to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Together, they display the largest collection of air & space artifacts in the world.
In addition to the Boeing Aviation Hangar with historic aircraft of all types, you can also see spaceships and rockets, including the Space Shuttle Discovery. Don't miss the SR-71, either.
Get your picture taken in front of the SR-71 Blackbird
The Enterprise has been replaced with the Space Shuttle Discovery!
They have the Enola Gay on display, the actual B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
The newest bird to hit the hangar? You don't want to miss it ... Space Shuttle Discovery!
Free parking after 4pm
See the Enola Gay. Tell your children why it is important.
use the stairways to get better views of aircraft.
Don't forget your camera!
Say goodbye to Enterprise before she leave
The Air Bus 380 lands daily around 1:45. This is a great place to watch it land.
IMAX 3D Movies
Admission is free but is 15 bucks to park. Very well worth it, though.
The best museum in the world
Definitely a great museum to see. Plenty to learn and see. Museum is free, only had to pay for parking. But definitely worth the trip. It has items that don't fit in the DC museum.
Visit space shuttle Discovery in its new home!
Gotta see this soon
This is a great venue for aviation lovers and aircraft junkies. Aircraft of all types and several in the history books are found here. This is a well designed and well stocked museum.
Far outside the city, but a great museum (and in my opinion way better than the Air & Space Museum on the Mall). Worth a visit if you can make it there!
Definitely go to the bottom level and get a very worthwhile guided tour....it is free.
Take a picture of you in front ofDiscovery. Make sure you go up the stairs to see her from there.
Definitely go up the observation tower. Really awesome views of aircraft landings.
Go see u will like it
If the line for the observation tower is long skip it. A little underwhelming.
The maps aren't acurate when it comes the small movable displays, but you will stumble across everything eventually. Look for all the hidden objects on the "Close Encounters" exhibit!
Look for the SR-71 Blackbird. It is a beautiful aircraft.
Don't miss the model from Close Encounters of the Third Kind by the shuttle. Look for r2d2, a graveyard, and other items hidden on it. Airport tower was ok but I would skip if the lines are long.
The SR-71 Blackbird "spy plane" is the coolest, IMO.
It's FREE except it costs $15 to park. Also there's a McDonald's onsite and not much places to eat nearby. Checkout the air traffic control tower to see what it's like to be an air traffic controller
The most awesome display of over 1400 historical aircraft & artifacts: Discovery space shuttle, & Enola Gay!
Don't bother with the ATC exhibit in the Observation Tower. Not worth it. Stay on the elevator to the ground floor.
If you are vegetarian you can order the McDonald's salads with no meat.
Udvar-Hazy has one of the largest collections of aviation and space artifacts in the world. Don't miss the Space Shuttle Discovery, SR-71 Blackbird, flight simulators, guided tours, & the IMAX movies!
Be sure to take your time and read all of the plaques. Sometimes even the most normal-looking planes have fascinating stories.
The free tour was really interesting - highly recommend it!
You can visit NASA's historic Space Shuttle Discovery here at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. It arrived to Fairfax County in April and is now being displayed in the McDonnell hangar.
This is a great place to go and look at some great aviation exhibits, take in an IMax film or watch airplanes land from a control tower.
This place is awful if you're a vegetarian and you need to eat. There are no vegetarian entree selections!! They need to do better!
They have lockers for a quarter. They'll fit carry on size luggage.
It's free after 4:00pm!
If they are having a special event, the center closes at 5:30. Ask when you enter. We did not have warning, and only had 45 minutes. Too short.