National Air and Space Museum

Science Museum, History Museum
655 Jefferson Drive SW
Washington, DC 20560
(202) 633-2214
Monday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday
10:00am - 5:30pm

Tips

  • Originally called the National Air Museum when it was formed on August 12, 1946 by an act of Congress, some pieces in the National Air and Space Museum collection date back to 1876.
  • Visit the NASA sponsored exhibit "Moving Beyond Earth" which through interactive displays and artifacts will highlight our moving into space, living and working there, and then envisioning our future.
  • It's the coolest museum on the Mall, and for fellas out there, it makes your y chromosome go from lowercase to capital. Adam Richman, Man v. Food
  • Look Up when you walk in
  • The Museum attracts more than 9M visitors annually. You'll want a full morning or afternoon in this kid-friendly attraction. Don't miss the Milestones of Flight gallery! -- Green Guide Editor
  • In 1928, Charles Lindbergh became TIME's very first "Man of the Year." An aviator nicknamed "Lucky Lindy," Lindbergh was the first person to pilot a non-stop flight between New York and Paris in 1927.
  • Make sure you visit Einstein's Planetarium and watch the Black Hole Presentation.
  • One of my favorite Smithsonians.
  • This is by far my favorite DC museum, from the airplanes to the space exploration exhibits, the Air and Space museum is superb.
  • Don't miss touching the moon rock.
  • Keep an eye out for Friendship 7, the spacecraft that carried Marine and astronaut John Glenn on February 20, 1962 as he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
  • Great museum, and the planetarium is also amazing!
  • Um dos museus mais legais de todos os tempos!
  • It has hundreds of artifacts on display including the original Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 command module, and a lunar rock sample that visitors can touch.
  • Did you know? History was made on this spot in 1861, when Thaddeus Lowe demonstrated the value of aerial reconnaissance. His balloon unit made thousands of reconnaissance flights during the Civil War.
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  • Get up-close and personal with the Enola Gay and the Apollo 11 command module. The National Air and Space Museum is inspiring for kids of all ages.
  • The Air and Space Museum boasts of the largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft. This museum is a part of the Smithsonian Institution too!
  • go inside the spaceship

Nearby places

Constitution & Independence Ave (btwn 1st & 17th St)
950 Independence Ave SW (4th St. SW)