The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum - Exclusive Guided Tour - Washington D. C.

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10am , 1pm
  • Departure Details :
    46 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The 2 hour exclusive guided museum tour will introduce you to the history of flight in the United States that eventually landed a man on the moon. Take one giant leap into the unique collection at the National Air and Space Museum, covering the United States world famous space program.

Highlights generally include (as long as not on loan or being restored):
-1903 Wright Flyer
-1909 Wright Military Flyer
-Spirit of St. Louis
-Jackie Cochran T-38 Talon
-Alan Shepard space suit
-Freedom 7 capsule
-Neil Armstrong space suit
-Apollo 11 Columbia capsule
-Filming model of Star Trek Enterprise
-Filming model of Star Wars X-Wing

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Itinerary
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Stop At: National air and space museum, Washington DC, District of Columbia

The National air and space museum doesnt just cover extraterrestrial exploration. It covers everything from the early history of flight to the Space Race and moon landings. Youll see the first plane to take flight as well as the Spirit of St. Louis, the first plane to cross the Atlantic. Discuss Amelia Earhart, the iconic female pilot who famously disappeared while trying to fly around the world. Check out Hubble space suits, and lunar modules while learning all about NASA and the United States space program. The two story back ups for the Hubble telescope and the early space station Skylab dominate your field of vision and since the originals stayed in space, this is the best way to get up close and personal! Find out what it's like to be an astronaut today with one of our expert guides theres even freeze dried ice cream in the gift shop to get the full experience. Discover the history of the worlds foremost space program and the technology and innovation that made it possible to land a man on the moon.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Babylon Tours Washington D.C., Washington DC, District of Columbia

The capital of the United States, the playground of politicians and presidents, is just as enticing for tourists who want to experience a slice of American history. Our English speaking guides organize private and small group tours to the citys most important institutions, like the National museum of american history and the Air and Space Museum. Rub elbows with senators as you stroll the historical monuments on the Mall and learn about the iconic figures buried at Arlington national cemetery. At Babylon Tours, our engaging guides want to make it clear that D.C. isnt just for the fat cats on Capitol hill its also yours to explore.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

Guided Museum Tour

Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)

Duration 2 Hours

Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)

Exclusions

Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)

Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)

Notes: (PLEASE NOTE: The Air & Space museum is currently under massive construction and will remain as such for multiple years. This means that Many of the exhibits we describe may NOT be on display. We adjust our tour based on the changing stages of this renovation, and the exhibits that are available to us. here is a link for there website if you would like an updated list of what you may see during your visit: https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/now-view Thank you for understanding.) Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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  • 28-Nov-2022

    Super nice guy that walked with us through part of the museum on a day we would not have been able to get tickets. Other than that, we were seriously disappointed. For example, we all arrived early, but rather than have us enter the head of the long line to save time, our guide waited until the line extended to the end of the building before telling us we should get in the line and then didn’t have our tickets ready. We then spent 45 mins of a 2-hour tour in the first room. Basic information was repeated. We heard the same personal history of our guide a half dozen times. We all agreed that we learned nothing new during this tour and missed seeing at least two thirds of the museum. We were told there would be a “surprise” and with precious time remaining, we left the museum(!!) and walked a half mile to the NASA library. An okay extension if we would have actually seen the other two thirds of the museum. However, as nice and as knowledgeable as the NASA Librarian might be, we didn’t pay for a tour of the tiny library and “free” outdated posters.

  • 28-Nov-2022

    We came to Washington D.C. last minute and wanted to see the Air and Space Museum. The free timed tickets were sold out for the entire weekend. We decided to book a semi private tour. Our tour guide Richard was wonderful, well versed in all aspects of the museum. He was funny, approachable and his stories were very fascinating. I am so glad we decided to pay for the tour. If you are so lucky to have Richard as your tour guide, you will not be disappointed.. I give this experience a 5 star.

  • 27-Nov-2022

    Great way to see the monuments and learn history of DC. Ellen was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and fun.

  • 27-Nov-2022

    Memorable experience we had was the sharing of special peace about Apollo 11 , Stars/ plants, and special people that were more important basis on sculptures in planes and gadgets! I had a fascinated time spent on each section of the air and space Museum. I would recommend Richard Robinson to anyone, willing to take their time and understand the creativity of each artifact know to man and knowing NASA.

  • 24-Nov-2022

    Megan was an outstanding guide! She was knowledgeable, entertaining, and super interactive with all age groups. Our group had individuals from 10-70 years of age. She made the tour very special. We highly recommend her.

  • 18-Dec-2021

    Our guide took us through the history of flight from the very start to the race for the moon. She was very knowingly and a great story teller.

  • 23-Oct-2021

    It’s a beautiful museum for the family with kids! the simulators are stunning!!! We really enjoy it! The guide tour she was incredibly she knows every detail

  • 03-Oct-2021

    Narrator was good but due to the large crowds it was a little congested The group was small (8) but couldn’t imagine it being larger Not really meant for children under 15 unless they were really in to the subject

  • 01-Oct-2021

    Amanda was great she had a lot of knowledge beyond what the plaque said and had a great order to the way it goes even though the museum is a little in disarray right now

  • 27-Sep-2021

    Brenda made our tour of the air and space museum very interesting with her knowledge and presentation. She was easy to hear and made great eye contact with our small group.

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