National Air And Space Museum, Washington D. C.
National Air And Space Museum, Washington D. C. - Address, Phone Number
Address: Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington, DC 20560
Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
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About National Air And Space Museum, Washington D. C.
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.
National Air And Space Museum Information
- Be sure to book the tickets to the IMAX shows in advance during tourist season.
- There is a security check and you are not allowed knives or large bags inside the museum so be dressed accordingly.
- You are allowed to take food inside.
- There are often lectures, talks and events that take place here so do check them out if you want to learn more.
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National Air And Space Museum, Washington D. C. Reviews - Write a Review
This was an excellent experience. To here are so many airplanes and rockets to see. So much history in one building and has very different things than the museum at Dulles. This place is very kid friendly with an entire area devoted to children's rivaling the see and touch museums. Parking is highly limited. I recommend that you take the metro in to DC and park elsewhere. Hours are great. There is increased security at the doors with bag x-ray and metal detectors. The lines will go out the doors so hope it isn't raining when you go. There is a planetarium and imax in the museum. Some of the extras cost money although admission to the museum is free. You can easily spend an entire day there and not see everything. This is certainly a place you can go again and again and not get tired of it. They are stroller friendly there so you can bring them in although outside food is not allowed.
The space is small in comparison to the Udvar-Hazy center out by Dulles but the exposition that focuses on space in addition to exploration of the skies is actually better suited for my son's wants. The Lunar Lander, the ballistic missiles, the physics of flight and space flight it is so wonderfully put together that my son who really doesn't like museums loved this one and wants to visit more. And I think everyone should take at least 1 stroll through this museum in their lifetime
This museum is amazing if you are interested in air and space technologies. You can see the improvement on these fields on 1:1 models. Good information is given under the models also. Moreover, this museum is attractive for children. The entrance is free of charge.
Definitely a great place to visit if you are an aviation/airspace and science enthusiastic. I thought that my visit would last about 1-1.5 hours but ended up staying for more than 3. There's plenty of activities to do and a lot of information/artifacts to observe. Also, the planetarium is a must.
The whole family can learn about the history of air and space exploration and the technology behind it. Well-designed exhibits that include great descriptive info. There’s a hands-on learning area for kids, both younger and slightly older ones (ours are 10 and 11 and they had fun there).