At The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) you will find an amazing variety of planes and rockets as well as other crafts of all sizes and shapes from a variety of different eras as well as places. Inaugurated 1976 it is in Washington D.C., it is not just a museum but also an important aeronautic research centre. It is a part of the Smithsonian Institution.
It is a fascinating place where you will find a variety of historic ari-crafts and items related to space travel on display. Some of the notable exhibits are the spacesuit worn by David Scott on Apollo 15, Ballistic, Replica of the space suit worn to the moon, Side section of a previous Northwest Boeing 747-100b, Former Eastern Douglas DC-3, Lockheed U and many more. One of the most fascinating things to see are a rock from the moon as well as the Albert Einstein Planetarium. There is an IMAX theatre as well.
The place is a treat for young and aspiring astronauts but adults will be able to learn a lot from this place as well.
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Truly the highlight of my little guy's vacation. From the exhibits to the rides to the in-house McDonald's food court he was one happy kid. It was not nearly as crowded as I would have imagined. We waited in line at the door but once inside had no problem accessing any of the exhibits that we wanted to see. Literally could have spent hours more there. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you SMITHSONIAN!
Really nice museum. Place is huge and has stuff for all ages. There is some good history about planes and spave travel. There are also cool hands on exhibits in the "How things fly" hall. The place is very busy, but if you plan to spend a lot of time there then you should have a great experience. We also saw "Dark Space" in the planetarium and really recommend if you are kind of a space nerd and like to know about the beginning of the universe and our tiny part of it. Great experience!
Good place to take the family or anyone in space or airplanes. My daughter really enjoyed it. Planetarium was amazing and had really good quality visuals. There were interactive parts of the exhibits that my kids enjoyed as well. Overall a fun experience and i would definitely recommend. The reason i gave it 4 instead of five was that some of the exhibits were small and not much was going on.
This place is day trip for sure. You will see our world's aviation history and get a chance to experience the true meaning of aviation! Pioneers and the aircraft that made it all happen. From the first lunar lander to the Bell x-1. They have the ORIGINAL WRIGHT FLYER that actually made the first powered sustained flight! How Awesome is that?! Nowhere in the world will you experience seeing the first introduction of powered aviation within our species than this place. Truely amazing.
Its mind blowing. If you love space then this is a must to visit. I spent few hours and felt that it needs 2 to 3 days to full explore and enjoy this place. Marevlous. I wish to visit again on my next visit to US. Here you will see all those things you have read in books since your childhood.