Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center

Science Museum and History Museum
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151, United States
Open until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:30 PM
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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.


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    "gargantuan artifacts like the Space Shuttle Discovery & Enola Gay.."(12 Tips)
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    "Enola Gay and the Discovery shuttle are the best pieces"(11 Tips)
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    "SR-71 Blackbird"(7 Tips)
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    "There is a lot more than just air and space."(5 Tips)
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  • Sabrina R.

    The super cool stuff is in the space part of the museum. I went here a long time ago.

    Sabrina Ramirez · September 6
  • Al C.

    Largely a great museum. The huge exception is the Enola Gay exhibit, the plane used to drop the A bomb, which still refuses to discuss whether it was right to do so. Go after 4PM for free parking.

    Al Carroll · September 2
  • Shreyas V.

    This is the companion museum to the National Air and Space Museum on the Mall. Come here to see the space shuttle Discovery and the Enola Gay

    Shreyas Venugopalan · August 21
  • GT W.

    This place is incredible! Make sure to go on the $8 interactive simulator!

    GT Whyte · August 10
  • Timothy Charles Robert L.

    Absolutely mind-blowing. Hands down best museum I've ever visited.

  • Sierra B.

    Models, space ice cream, lots to see

    Sierra Barkdoll · July 20
  • Josh W.

    Went to watch Jurassic World in IMAX but before the movie toured around the museum. It's so cool to see all the planes and space craft they have on display.. And it's FREE!

    Josh Witmer · July 15
  • Katie W.

    If crunched for time, skip the observation deck and go marvel at all the planes and, of course, the shuttle. Staff is knowledgable and friendly! They helped me locate my Uncle's plane.

    Katie Willard · June 22
  • Jamie P.

    Fun and informative. A mind-blowing collection of aircraft and memorabilia.Highly recommended!

    Jamie Pitman · June 19
  • Heru M.

    Come here early to get your IMAX tickets and get good lighting for photos. Also, Dulles airport is nearby so it's a good place to plane spot as well.

    Heru Mafudi · June 13
  • pOps &.

    Free guided tours throughout the day! Totally worth visiting!

    pOps ' · April 8
  • Stefania A.

    Da non perdere un giro sul simulatore!

    Stefania Arienti · March 25
  • Claire E.

    Such a cool experience

    Claire Ellen · February 20
  • Claire E.

    What an amazing experience

    Claire Ellen · February 20
  • Dawn

    Very cool museum and knowledge & friendly staff. But McDonald's? As an educational institution geared towards children, I find this incredibly irresponsible. Especially as no outside food is allowed

    Dawn · February 20
  • Melissa Z.

    One of the coolest places out there, especially to see the shuttle

    Melissa Zimmerman · February 2
  • Sandra

    Amazing museum, wear comfy shoes cause you'll be walking a lot. Wish there was food other than mcdonalds.

    Sandra · February 2
  • Arlen M.

    The IMAX movies are amazing

    Arlen McCorkle · January 28
  • Israel K.

    This is hands down one of the very best museums in the country. The sheer size and scope of the exhibits is amazing. Great for kids, aside from McDonald's being the only food choice...

    Israel Klein · January 21
  • Vanessa G.

    After 4pm parking is free, before 14.00 U$

    Vanessa Gavidia · January 18
  • Fairuz M.

    Really cool supplement to the one in DC but with a much larger display of planes from all eras. Also after 4pm parking is free!

    Fairuz Maggio · January 17
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  • Patti W.

    Discovery is awesome

    Patti Wenrick · January 4
  • Richard E.

    Better than the downtown museum if you all me. Not crowded lots of parking ($15). Digital IMAX Theater. Space shuttle very cool. Observation deck where you can watch Dulles Airport traffic.

    Richard Efthim · December 26, 2014
  • Giovanni C.

    La historia de la aviación en un solo lugar. Es incluso

    Giovanni Corredor · December 21, 2014
  • Ryan H.

    Films, Interstellar!

    Ryan Hill · December 12, 2014
  • Jimmy C.

    $15 parking zing!

    Jimmy Changa · December 5, 2014
  • Karan M.

    Must watch Fighter Pilot on IMAX, fantastic point of view shots of air combat training

    Karan Maini · November 23, 2014
  • lino b.

    Worth the price. FREE.

    lino brescia™ · November 21, 2014
  • Mike J.

    A must visit....

    Mike Johnson · October 16, 2014
  • Lauren B.

    Worth the walk around!

    Lauren Bacon · September 6, 2014
  • Anthony I.

    Space shuttle

    Anthony Infanti · August 15, 2014
  • Alex L.

    Its a huge hangar with a lot of air and space history. Very impressive. Enola Gay and the Discovery shuttle are the best pieces

    Alex Lazo Vasquez · August 15, 2014
  • Carolyn M.

    Everything. Do the tour, worth it. IMAX Hubble movie was fantastic.

    Carolyn Miller · August 10, 2014
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    Alex Flinsch · August 9, 2014
  • Alice

    Parking is free after 4pm!

    Alice · August 9, 2014
  • Just M.

    Don't miss the Concorde! :)

    Just Me · July 26, 2014
  • Kim C.

    If you're looking for hands-on exhibits for your kids stick with the museum in DC.

    Kim Compton · July 19, 2014
  • Tom C.

    Be sure to visit the control tower. Great view!

    Tom Caswell · June 10, 2014
  • Tom C.

    Great museum to visit, close to Dulles airport. Space shuttle Discovery, SR-71, Enola Gay, etc. Shuttle to/from IAD airport (door 2E) every 45 min. $2 RT fare. They even have lockers for your luggage.

    Tom Caswell · June 10, 2014
  • Paco B.

    It's Amazing!

    Paco Belda · May 18, 2014
  • Carlos M.

    Just awesome an incredible place worth the whole DC visit

    Carlos Meymar · April 21, 2014
  • Szx S.

    The best museum in the world

    Szx Sks · February 16, 2014
  • Burak B.

    i want to go there pls as fast as possible. :D

    Burak Bali · February 3, 2014
  • Sevda B.

    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!

    Sevda Başak · February 2, 2014
  • DZalumni

    If your staying down town head over to L'Enfant Plaza & take the 5A to Dulles for $6.00 each way. Get in the Dulles 2 Dulles connector for $1.00. Worth the $7.00 to see the vast collection of planes.

    DZalumni · January 24, 2014
  • Jules B.

    Park in the CIA'S Dulles Discovery Visitors parking lot and walk across Rte 28 bridge to save $15 parking. Warning. CIA armed guards approved to commit assault and battery against tourists.

    Jules Bartow · January 16, 2014
  • Cecilia D.

    Its a great time, lots to see and all for free. Bring $$ for the simulation rides.

    Cecilia Donigan · December 28, 2013
  • Priya M.

    Hunger Games: Catching Fire starts at midnight on Friday, Nov 22nd! In 2D

    Priya M · November 16, 2013

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