National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC

4.6
#1 of 46 in Museums in Washington DC
Housing the largest collection of air and spacecraft in the world, National Air and Space Museum features the Apollo 11 command module and the Wright Brothers' biplane that launched the age of aviation in 1903. View IMAX films, try a flight simulator, visit the planetarium, or just explore hundreds of air and spacecraft, plus thousands of smaller objects--including several spacesuits worn on the moon and a real lunar rock. The museum is a haven for fans of the history and science of aviation, spaceflight, geology, and geophysics. Check online or at the entrance for IMAX movie times, daily tours, and educational activities. Make National Air and Space Museum a centerpiece of your Washington DC vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Washington DC travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We went with a pretty big group of family and enjoyed it very much. The security, the organization was very good as it was very crowded but lines moves smoothly and wait times were short. It was a gre...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I know that this is the most popular museum in DC, and in top 10 in the world, but don't let this stop you from visiting this absolutely amazing museum. I hadn't been there in about 10 years, so many ...  more »
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  • July 20, 2017
    Truly the highlight of my little guy's vacation. From the exhibits to the rides to the in-house McDonald's food court he was one happy kid. It was not nearly as crowded as I would have imagined. We waited in line at the door but once inside had no problem accessing any of the exhibits that we wanted to see. Literally could have spent hours more there. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you SMITHSONIAN!
  • July 13, 2017
    Really nice museum. Place is huge and has stuff for all ages. There is some good history about planes and spave travel. There are also cool hands on exhibits in the "How things fly" hall. The place is very busy, but if you plan to spend a lot of time there then you should have a great experience. We also saw "Dark Space" in the planetarium and really recommend if you are kind of a space nerd and like to know about the beginning of the universe and our tiny part of it. Great experience!
  • July 4, 2017
    Good place to take the family or anyone in space or airplanes. My daughter really enjoyed it. Planetarium was amazing and had really good quality visuals. There were interactive parts of the exhibits that my kids enjoyed as well. Overall a fun experience and i would definitely recommend. The reason i gave it 4 instead of five was that some of the exhibits were small and not much was going on.
  • July 14, 2017
    This place is day trip for sure. You will see our world's aviation history and get a chance to experience the true meaning of aviation! Pioneers and the aircraft that made it all happen. From the first lunar lander to the Bell x-1. They have the ORIGINAL WRIGHT FLYER that actually made the first powered sustained flight! How Awesome is that?! Nowhere in the world will you experience seeing the first introduction of powered aviation within our species than this place. Truely amazing.
  • July 29, 2017
    Its mind blowing. If you love space then this is a must to visit. I spent few hours and felt that it needs 2 to 3 days to full explore and enjoy this place. Marevlous. I wish to visit again on my next visit to US. Here you will see all those things you have read in books since your childhood.

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