The Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum filled with exhibits regarding the aviation history and space adventures will take you to a journey across the universe. Established in 1946, the Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum features the models of the Wright Brothers’ plane, Bell X-1, Friendship 7, Spirit of St Louis and Apollo 11 Command module. The museum has four marble encased cubes that contain the theatrical and smaller exhibits. The three huge atria made of steel and glass houses airplanes, spacecrafts and missile models. Apart from more than twenty thousand aeronautical and astronomical objects, the museum also showcases over thousands of photographs and materials.
How to Reach Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum
- Buses 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, Loudoun County Commuter Bus to stop : Independence and 6th SW
Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum Reviews & Ratings
We visited several of the Smithsonian museums while in Washington and the National Air and Space Museum was fantastic. It had something for all ages to see and was very educational. We spent a couple of hours in the museum, but could have stayed longer because there’s just that much to see. This and National Natural History Museum were the two best museums and they’re directly across the Mall from each other. Recommend you enter any of the museums your planning to visit from the street sides of the buildings (Constitution Ave for Natural History and Independence Ave for Space) versus the Mall side as the line ups to get in are much shorter. Definitely worth visiting while in Washington.
This is the wonderful story of Icarus narrated in a different way. The greatest epic, the most stunning adventure of the human species : how and when man began to fly and conquer space. The museum offers several teaching materials to understand this: pictures, documentaries and even a ( paying) simulator. A very informative experience for all ages. I highly recommend.
A bit crowded but very kid friendly with activities and games that the five-year-old twins I nanny absolutely loved. We made our own aircraft out of craft materials, created our own virtual rockets, looked through telescopes, and had a ton of fun just wandering around. Lines went quickly and staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Felt confident allowing the kids to explore a bit more openly as a lot of the museum has an open layout. Parking on the street wasn't too bad and only cost about $5 for two hours with less than a 5min. walk. Overall a great experience.
I really like seeing the actual machines and tools that have been used to make history. It amazes me what they were able to accomplish with what they had. I wonder sometimes if our current accomplishments compare favorably in light of our technological advances - are we doing all we can with what we have now?
This place is my time machine! I visited this museum for the first time when I was 11 and I had a blast. Now that I'm almost forty I feel the same excitement when I step inside. It brings back to my memory the dream of seeing our planet from a unique point of view, the dream of visiting a far away galaxy, star or planet Every time I go to DC I make sure not to miss my visit to this (for me at least) magic place! Five hearts more than five stars