National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC

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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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  • This was a very interesting place to see, there were so many exhibits that talked about different things. There even were some activities that they let you do. I learned a lot about how space works...  more »
  • This is a really amazing museum. If you have any interest in aerospace, this will be very interesting. This experience is very intrinsic compared to other experiences. There are many models, experiments, and exhibits to learn a lot. It is a great learning experience but is very fun and exciting at the same time. The employees are very friendly and knowledgeable about everything inside the museum. Everything has been well put together and thought out. It is very clean and has a good layout. The museum is free which is a great reason to check it out while in Washington D.C. visiting!
  • Wide open spaces packed full of interested information. This museum has something for everyone. There's a children's area that has tons of interactive activities, I didn't spend much time in there, but if I had a kiddo with me, I probably wouldn't leave that spot. The Wright Brothers area was so fascinating, I think I ready everything. Loved that the museum covered the history of flight all the way back to the bicycle. You can't miss all of the hanging planes, and take a minute to walk into the space shuttle. Don't skip this place. I will be back for another visit soon.

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