Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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 Air and Space Museum is currently under renovation and many sections are closed off. However it is still one of my favorite museums to take the kids to. There are exhibits for young kids and older. It’s best for kids 8 and older but my six year old enjoys the space exhibits a lot too. There are…
One of our favorite museums in DC if you like space. Tons of cool exhibits and retired space craft.
(4.5 miles) We have probably spent more hours here than any other place in DC. There is something for everyone including hands-on demonstrations, 3-D IMAX movies ( these cost), and a McDonalds that sometimes has aircraft from the museum in their Happy Meals. Even if you’re an adult, it may be worth…
Attracting millions of people each year, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum contains a trove of celebrated aircraft, including Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega 5B, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and Wilbur and Orville Wright's 1903 Wright Flyer, among others. Exhibits include a…
The Air & Space Museum is another favorite museum! I would recommend viewing one of the short films in the IMAX Planetarium. All of them are fantastic!
“If you're a tourist or even a local - it's always a good idea to check out the Smithsonian museums. And you can't go wrong with the natural history museum.”
“If you're a tourist or even a local - it's always a good idea to check out the Smithsonian museums. And you can't go wrong with the American History Museum - great history of our beautiful country.”
“A trip to the National Gallery of Art is one of the top things to do in Washington, DC. Not only will you be stunned by the scale and scope of its exhibitions, but you’ll also be moved by the immerse amount of meaning that the gallery holds for the United States of America. ”
“Take the metro one stop further (red line) and exit at Cleveland Park to walk downhill to the main entrance. If driving, park in Lot E at the bottom of the Zoo - this way the return to your car is downhill. Lots of great things to see and do at the Zoo!”