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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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Address: Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington, DC 20560

Phone: +1-2026332214

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Time Required: 02:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

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  • I am an aviation enthusiast myself and I would rate this 3.5-4 stars because none of the cockpits were open for “messing around” in and it seems like the museum hasn’t been updated for over 5 years. Everything is really cool and I have heard reviews that the hangar out in Dulles is much better, and I would hope so! Attached is a Mitsubishi Zero fighter, one they have on display - the Japanese used this aircraft the most in WWII. The displays itself were good but there is room for improvement.

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  • Take advantage of one of the guided tours - it enriches an already fantastic experience even more. Docents are extremely knowledgeable and great communicators and story-tellers. Meant to spend a few hours, but ended up spending all day. Warning, though... security is as tight as any government facility and wouldn't allow even a small pocket knife.

  • A lot of exciting and cool things to see here! Aviation relating to early invention, WW2, modern jets, and more! Plus they have several space and planet exploration exhibits to see! I only wish there was a little more to see, but only because I enjoyed all that they did have! If space or flight interest you, check this one out!

  • Great museum for young and old. All the plaques are well written and make difficult things very understandable. And even if you don't like to read so much, all the planes, rockets and spacecraft which are on display should keep you entertained for a good while. For me, admittedly being a bit of a space nerd, this was one of the most interesting musea I've been to and even after spending a day there I hadn't seen everything that I'd liked to. And it's free to (although you should probably make a donation if you liked it as much as me). Fantastic experience.

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  • The Smithsonian rarely disappoints, from the earliest attempted flight to a model of star Trek's Enterprise, I always enjoy this museum. Lots of hands on exhibits for kids too. My grandson loves it. It was also in the film "night at the museum 2", which is excellent for family movie night. Plan to spend a minimum of a half to a full day to go through it all!

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