National Air and Space Museum

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National Air and Space Museum

National Air and Space Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Note to visitors: Starting Oct 7, 2019, please enter through the Jefferson Drive entrance (National Mall side). The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
How to get there
  • L'Enfant Plaza • 4 min walk
  • Federal Center SW • 7 min walk
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23,333 reviews
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5,318
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1,716
Poor
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Goldelpack P
Edgewater, NJ64 contributions
Brief
Dec 2021
Nov/Dec 2021: About 88% of this museum is CLOSED. Part of the 12% that is open (10%) are ride simulators for which you have to wait for (and probably pay for) - leaving maybe 2% open. The entire facility is being completely refurbished/redone. There are remaining hanging exhibits and parts of space crafts - but don't expect a full experience. This has always been one of my favorites - but be aware there's not much here right now.
Written 3 December 2021
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9000Gent
Ghent, Belgium263 contributions
impressive
Nov 2021
Very big museum with a very interesting collection of space and airhistory. And its free (like all the Smithsonian musea)
Written 27 November 2021
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sunshinevt
Atlanta, GA96 contributions
great museum but under construction
Nov 2021
Great location, but at this time they are under construction so not as much of the museum in DC is open to the public. Definitely check out the other part of the museum in Chantilly, VA if you get a chance.
Written 26 November 2021
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Klaus M
Nuremberg, Germany2 contributions
disappointing
Nov 2021 • Friends
What a disappointing waste of time. 75% of the museum is closed, or temporarily closed. All you will see is a crowded space and people watching people watching…
Written 22 November 2021
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Saylorleu72
Southside, FL30 contributions
Not much left
Nov 2021 • Couples
They’re doing a major renovation that won’t be done for years. There’s little left open and it was pretty disappointing.
Written 14 November 2021
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Traveler M
Wake Forest, NC291 contributions
No Planes/Just Space Craft
Nov 2021
If you are looking for airplanes, you have to wait until they are returned to the museum. If space travel is your thing, you will enjoy the museum.
Written 4 November 2021
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Kay
Chicago, IL3 contributions
Cool, but currently under major renovations
Oct 2021 • Solo
Some very interesting stuff to see here, but I didn’t realize ahead of time (my own lack of research) that basically half the museum is currently shut down for massive renovations until sometime in 2022. As a result, my visit was pretty short and it felt like the areas that were open were more crowded. I will definitely go back after it fully reopens.
Written 31 October 2021
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Fly-Wills
Dubai, United Arab Emirates437 contributions
Just amazing, pure amazing. A must see
Oct 2021 • Friends
Wow. Just wow. What an incredible venue to visit. This really is a must for any aviation, space, history lovers or explorers. We spent more than 3 hours marvelling at the amazing aircraft on display here. From the incredible Discovery shuttle to the Air France Concorde, the museum has aircraft from the Wright Brothers first flight all the way to the modern era. What was really amazing, was even though a lot of the staff were working from home (Due Covid restrictions) they provided interactive TVs with Skype set up, so it was as if they were there! We spoke to several amazing staff on these, especially at the shuttle and their knowledge and passion is just incredible and makes such a difference. I was amazed by just how many exhibits there are in side, and there is so much to do for all ages, including simulator rides and attractions. An amazing visit and eill return.
Written 31 October 2021
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Kathy M
31 contributions
Disappointing
Sep 2021 • Couples
We were disappointed with this visit since a lot of things were closed, including the entire second floor for renovations. We had really wanted to see the Wright brothers plane, but it was not on display, along with many other artifacts. There were quite a few interactive displays that were not operational either. The museum was also quite crowded and there was a lineup to get in.
Written 28 October 2021
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Jacob G
Cherry Hills Village, CO122 contributions
Small, but has unique exhibits
Oct 2021
The museum is rather compact, though signs say they are working on expansions. They have a few good reconstructions, though.
Written 23 October 2021
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  • Thu - Mon 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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