• Phone: +1-2026332214
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Timing: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm


    10:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Family And Kids, Specialty Museum

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

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.

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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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  • Great museum with FREE admission. In this museum you will find the first flying machines, space stuff and everything in between. Not much has changed in the museum the past 20 years, so you don't have to come often. Kids will probably enjoy more than adults. I love the expert volunteers who stand in some areas explaining the displays. Everything in the museum is original. A must see if you go to DC.

  • The Air and Space museum was on the top of my list of places to visit when I came to DC. There is so much to see and read and learn that I had to go in two full days to fully grasp everything. (That is, if you stop at every exhibit and read it through completely). There is the Einstein Planetarium as well. Great place for every typical city dweller to see what stars actually look like in the night sky. You can even see the milkyway! Unfortunately we live in a time where the night sky is flooded with artificial light and you only see a black expanse when you look up on a moonless night. It is a life changing experience for many when they actually see the night sky with a sea of diamond-like stars and planets twinkling away in a place far away from city lights. Anyway, coming back to the topic, my favorite exhibits were History of time and those with Mars and New Horizon missions. Also the one showing the Lunar missions with the actual Apollo 11 Module! It was indeed an enriching experience. There is so much to see for everyone. From the history of space flight to World War I and II Memorials. Just go see it! A review cannot describe the experience. Love the souvenir shop as well a lot of cool stuff to bring home.

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  • Great for the kids and us..... we spent 7 hrs of enjoyment never a dual moment. Movie was great IMAX virtual reality fun, can go on and on. So many things to see we loved it. Only wish they had a better food choice. Due to the fact it was pouring rain outside.

  • I'm not sure I can be an objective reviewer here. I love planes and am fascinated by air travel. This is a total opportunity for geeking out. That said, my kids are young,and have the attention span of squirrels, yet they were fascinated by the place, too. If you're in DC and anywhere near the mall, this is worth a visit. But, be sure to give yourself the time. As with all the Smithsonian museums, you could spend days here and not absorb everything.

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  • An excellent museum for history and science aficionados which should also appeal to the masses. It gives a very comprehensive view on flight evolution. It successfully vulgarizes science thanks to hands-on interactions and detailed models while keeping enough scientific details for the science nerds (like me :-D). Even though it can feel a little bit dated at times, as technology evolves quite fast, it'is still worth going and you should plan several hours to tour it (at least half a day). Tip: there's a McDonald's inside, much cheaper than other options around. It makes the museum a great place to either start the afternoon or stay the full day.

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