National Air and Space Museum

National Air and Space Museum

10:00 - 17:30
Monday
10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 17:30
Saturday
10:00 - 17:30
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
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Note to visitors: Starting Oct 7, 2019, please enter through the Jefferson Drive entrance (National Mall side). The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world.
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Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
How to get there
  • L'Enfant Plaza • 4 min walk
  • Federal Center SW • 7 min walk
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dutchgirl255
Wareham, MA59 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
I got timed entry tickets online about a week before we left and that gets you straight in. We loved every bit - very well done. Cafe was not good - we can put a man on the moon but not a gluten free wrap or muffin in sight? Luckily I brought some gf cereal bars with me. No hot options either. Pity - we had a rather nice lunch in the Natural History Museum the previous day which was GF. Not a huge choice, but some at least.
Also, this Museum must be designed by men. Young men. There’s no seating around for tired older legs, and the only 2 benches on the upper floor was taken up by older people with walking sticks and a mother who was attempting to nurse her baby. Because there’s nowhere to do that! And then in the womens bathrooms there are no hooks for your purse. Ugh!! The museum should pay some attention to all of these issues.
Hence we didn’t stay as long as we planned, and that includes skipping the gift shop.
Written 28 November 2022
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Guðrún Ásta F
Egilsstadir, Iceland8 contributions
Nov 2022
Great museum with educational purpose and different showrooms. Is under renovations but still has a couple of different lessons. Sells access to videos about space and difference of the planets.. would be better to lay back in the chairs.
Written 23 November 2022
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Tashie d
12 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
A great air and space museum. There’s a lot of interesting information to read and exhibits to see. Online booking was required to secure a time slot, this meant guaranteed entrance and no queuing to get in which was great.
Written 21 November 2022
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Robert F
6 contributions
Nov 2022
With renovations only about 40% complete you will need to come back again in 2025. Currently, early flight (Wright Brothers thru mid 20th century) is very detailed. A nice exhibit on Apollo and some misc more modern flight. What they have is very good and you should figure 3 hours tops, reading everything.

As of Nov 2022, reservations were required. But went on a Tuesday and got there early and they said to go on line right there and get an instant ticket. So even if you do not have a ticket, go anyways.
Written 18 November 2022
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Charles S
Wilmington, VT93 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
You must have a timed entrance ticket to get in. Don’t wait until the last minute to get it or you may not get one. The museum is still undergoing renovations and over half is still closed. I would wait until it is fully open before returning.
Written 12 November 2022
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heggc2016
Woburn, MA20 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
I have been looking forward the Destination Moon exhibit ever since they announced it. I am huge early space program enthusiast and this was worth the trip to DC.

The exhibit is a great dive into the early history of our fascination of the moon, the early days of Mercury and Gemini, then right into the Apollo program. It's a great intro for anyone who wants to learn more and definitely worth checking out for all lovers of space.

A nice bonus is the original Enterprise model from the original series as well as cool and engaging exhibits for all to enjoy.
Written 12 November 2022
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TahoegpSA
San Antonio, TX389 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Much of the Museum is currently undergoing renovation; however, those exhibits still open are very nice. First time back in 15 years and can’t wait to see the renewal when it’s all finished.
Written 6 November 2022
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Carol
Chester, VT3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
What an amazing museum. So much to see. Very well organized. Staff is very helpful. Cafe has delicious food.
Written 5 November 2022
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Chris R
231 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Been here before and wanted to give this a 5 star but couldn’t. Quite a bit of this museum is closed to the public. There was some amazing stuff we missed due to the closures.
Written 5 November 2022
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sheboygannancy
sheboygan211 contributions
Oct 2022
After being closed for years to update the facility, it opened just as we were visiting. So far there was only part of it done but it is so much more engaging that the previous rendition. Take time to see what flight is like and how it got to be.
Written 4 November 2022
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