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…
The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, also called the Air and Space Museum, is a museum in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1946 as the National Air Museum and opened its main building on the National Mall near L'Enfant Plaza in 1976. In 2018, the museum saw…
Of course the entire Smithsonian Institution is a cultural landmark; but the Air Space Museum in particular is one of our favorites.
One of our favorite museums in DC if you like space. Tons of cool exhibits and retired space craft.
This is one of the best museums on the planet. moon rocks you can touch, rockets, the space program, famous planes. It is fascinating.
Planes, spacecraft, and even part of the moon! This is easily the most popular museum in the city. A great spot if you have children! FREE to visit.
“This is my favorite of all the Smithsonian Museums. It is of course free to enter, has lots of dinosaur bones, the biggest and best jewels on the planet. You will love it too!”
“Dorothy's ruby slippers, giant steam trains, first ladies' dress collection: there's so much to see here. One of my favorite DC museums. FREE to visit.”
“This museum spans two buildings, an East and West Wing, showcasing priceless artworks from Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, John Singleton Copley, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse. Tip: Starting May through the end of August, relax in the museum's gorgeous sculpture garden and enjoy performances from the "Jazz in the Garden" series. ”
“Pandas, Apes, and Elephants, the National Zoo has it all. The zoo is a little off the beaten part, just north of Dupont Circle. FREE to visit.”