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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  • What a wonderful place, a museum complete with a journey through time. Present past and future in one place.
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  • The best time to visit this incredibly popular museum is off-season. Very low crowds in November. The museum is a real treat for kids and science lovers. I was a bit overwhelmed, but my husband was wi...  more »
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  • Wonderful place to visit. Make sure you have got a days time at least to explore this properly at normal pace ! There are too many things to see and read about them so it takes time. Be ready to walk a lot. If you are science lover then you might enjoy the shows Dark Universe, Journey to stars etc. If not , then please don't bother to spent $9 as language of the film is very scientific and layman might as well not understand it and sleep during the show. But visual effects of the show and round screen is a must take experience in life. So decide wisely if you want to miss out on this one :p
  • One of the best places I have ever been (and free admission)! Of course I am a huge fan of planes and such. This museum has so much to see and learn about. I spent five hours here and could have spent another five if I had more time. The exhibits are well setup and the information is great. The “How Things Fly” exhibit was my favorite, with hands on activities to help you understand the physics of flight. It was great for kids aged 2 - 100! Another great exhibit contained an aircraft carrier feel with a simulator you can try to land a plane on a carrier. Many, many other things to see!

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