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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

225 locals recommend ·
About this place
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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Ben
Ben
October 27, 2019
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…
Julia
Julia
November 18, 2020
One of our favorite museums in DC if you like space. Tons of cool exhibits and retired space craft.
Matthew
Matthew
January 12, 2021
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…
Jess
Jess
April 3, 2021
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!
Steve
Steve
November 17, 2020
This is one of the best museums on the planet. moon rocks you can touch, rockets, the space program, famous planes. It is fascinating.
Michael
Michael
November 11, 2020
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.

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Location
600 Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC 20560
Phone+1 202-633-2214
Credit cards
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wifi
Free
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