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National Air and Space Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
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6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-2214
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Reviewed today

My husband works for a company represented in the Air & Space museum. He loved seeing past products of his company and being immersed in the air and space history. I've always loved aviation and interactive museums. This was my favorite as a kid and...More

Thank MollyKay02
Reviewed today

If you are interested in the history of aviation and space exploration you have to visit this museum. I visited it twice (so far, will go there again next time in DC). The majority of objects you see there are authentic and totally unique. I...More

Thank Basil T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an amazing place to visit. If you can definitely take a tour with one of the guides. It made the museum much more enjoyable and our guide was amazing. He had worked at Nasa and had so many cool stories to share. The exhibits...More

Thank Nkelln
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place had a whole section on the Wright Brothers, American aviation history and a large portion of space. Artifacts from Apollo’s, Mercury and other missions. Huge engines down to bio bags and tubes. Very interesting for air, space and science enthusiasts.

Thank Blake A
Reviewed yesterday

The surprise is: I found all (Smithsonian National Museums = about 20 Museums & Zoo & ... are FREE Admision! & Working all days (Except 25/12) inbetween 10/11:00 - 16/17:00 ... So, It's v. crowded + its originally interesting. This museum is attractive & you...More

Thank Hussam S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So many museum exhibits share little more than what you can see with an ap or on the web - but this museum provides incredible real rockets and planes and some nice hands on exhibits - keeps kids engaged - great venue

Thank Greg C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on a Sunday, which wasn't a huge mistake but it was very busy. There's so many amazing exhibits and artifacts to look around. We were sort of pressed for time, so had to pick different sections we wanted to see. This could definitely...More

Thank lbran3
Reviewed yesterday

I had the chance to visit the Museum with my son (and we unfortunately had little time for the vist). Even so, we saw some fantastic exposition areas with unique testimonies of Arospace History. Thank you. If ever possible, we may come back with more...More

Thank Jörg K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Plan to take the guided tour (10:30 am, 11:30 am..). Experienced pilots/Air Force folks take you around and explain the 20 odd major artifacts on display (the moon mission vehicles, Wright brothers first flight, Spirit of St Louis etc)

Thank Sidhartha D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lunch - then off to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Another amazing museum, documenting the history of aviation and space exploration. Starting with the Wright Bros; then various planes; aviators; through to Space Flight. Wished the kids had of been with us -...More

Thank Norman P
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Anthony S
18 July 2018|
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Response from Andrea R | Reviewed this property |
They were open but you should always check first because museums being federal buildings they have some special schedules sometimes
Luis R
19 June 2018|
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Response from MJSpock | Reviewed this property |
It’s open to everyone. You can go by yourself.
13 June 2018|
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Response from JohnandJaneS | Reviewed this property |
2+ hours. Longer if its crowded on a weekend or summer afternoon. It can be wall to wall people when its crowded.