National Air and Space Museum

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National Air and Space Museum

National Air and Space Museum
4.5
Temporarily closedClosed until Jul 30, 2021
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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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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
How to get there
  • L'Enfant Plaza • 4 min walk
  • Federal Center SW • 7 min walk
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Debra R
Abbeville, GA452 contributions
Lots of History
Jul 2020 • Couples
Visited Nov 2019. Thoroughly enjoyed visited this area. Accompanied by adult nephew and his wife. We had a great time. Definitely a place to visit
Written 9 June 2021
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gingerwoods4
Indianapolis, IN35 contributions
Family outing to Air & Space Museum
Jun 2021 • Family
June 1, 2021 we went to National Air & Space Museum (Virginia) as a family (4 kids ages 8, 9, 16, & 18). I was really looking forward to a Wright Brothers’ display, but I believe it must in the DC Air & Space:-(. However, what we did see was great and especially loved seeing the Discovery space shuttle!!
Written 2 June 2021
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andye70
Rainbow City, AL70 contributions
This is a spectacular place
Jun 2020
Plan on spending some time. It will take 4-6 hours to go through the exhibit. What a piece of history to see. a MUST see attraction.
Written 10 May 2021
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Katie
Plymouth, MA73 contributions
Very interesting
Apr 2021 • Family
*April 2019
The museum was very informative and the displays were really cool. You really don’t need that much time here unless you are really interested in air or space travel.
Written 17 April 2021
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Christina
2 contributions
Must see give yourself time to walk through it all.
Apr 2021
Must see give yourself time to walk through it all. Eat a big breakfast. They let you go to the 5 and 4th floors for the experience. The 5th floor takes a lot longer than the 5th floor.
Written 6 April 2021
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Leland P
Marion, IN22 contributions
Everything to do with the history of flight is here
Dec 2020
Be prepared to be overwhelmed with what you will see here. The Spirit of St Lewis, The Wright Brother original plane, and John Glenn's Space capsule, greet you when you entire. One can walk through a 1974 Space Station, see a DC-3, and so on. No one, who has any interest in planes, balloons and rockets, will be bored by coming here.
Written 3 February 2021
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smiller324
Indianapolis, IN35 contributions
My Favorite!
Dec 2019
The National Air and Space Museum is one that I find myself going back to every time while in the city! From the incredible space and aircraft to the incredible relics, it is one of my favorite spots in D.C.!
Written 9 November 2020
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Josephine Foo
Jakarta, Indonesia79 contributions
Check out Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Spacesuit
Dec 2019
If you are into aviation and space artifacts, then this museum is for you. Some of the "must see" here would be Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Spacesuit & The Wright Brothers.
Written 8 November 2020
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Susan Smith
30 contributions
Great Day!
Mar 2020
This was one of the most interesting museums that we visited. There is alot to see. Very interesting planes to see.
Written 25 October 2020
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mjanedis
McLean, VA82 contributions
Another must even if science is not your thing!
Oct 2020 • Family
My kids don't love, love, love museums-but they Do Love this museum & you just cannot help it. It's just awe inspiring.
Written 3 October 2020
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National Air and Space Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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