National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC

4.6
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. For National Air and Space Museum and beyond, use our Washington DC vacation maker tool to get the most from your Washington DC vacation.
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  • Very interesting especially the part of World War 2. Free entry to great for kids. We can see the development of aviation.
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  • One of the best museums I have ever visited. So many historical artifacts and planes and helicopters. This along with the space shuttle Discovery! The kids were engaged the entire visit. This place is...  more »
  • It is a very interesting museum, if you are interested in the history and research of aviation, space and marine navigation.  more »
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  • Kiwi view: a bit understated considering America's history in this area. But it has HEAPS of stuff. A fun kids area that they kids enjoyed interacting with things that tried to teach them about flight. Queues looked bad for the security check outside but they went quick. Was actually open till 7:30 (December time) even though Google maps said it closed at 5:30
  • This museum is amazing. Just be aware that many people likes to start their tour to the Smithsonian with this museum, lines are long. Everyone will love this museum, their so much history to see and learn. I highly recommend this museum. If you have any question let me know.
  • This is a great museum and one of the busiest museums in DC! It is massive though, and a great place for kids. They have a lot of interactive exhibits with lots to see and do. If you want to view anything in the IMAX or the planetarium it will cost, but the costs aren’t much. They have gift shops scattered throughout, which is nice and it limits overcrowding at one location. I go here often to get fun birthday gifts for kids that live out of town. If you’re in the DC area it’s a must see. You can take as little or as long as you want, but I’d say most of the guests I bring stay around 3-4 hours.
  • This is by far one of the best museums along the national mall to bring kids to. This was the only museum that had a long line, but the line moves fast. They have several rooms to be interactive, which makes it great for kids. You can go inside some of the airplanes and ships too. Truly a hands on museum.
  • This museum has a lot of cool exhibits pertaining to aviation and space exploration. There was an area for young kids to play around with hands on exhibits that demonstrated some basic physics. The only negative was the slow security line. While not as thorough as airport security, jackets and all metals needed to be removed before walking through metal detectors. I understand the need for security but this process could be much improved to keep the line moving quicker.

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