Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is home to thousands of aircraft and space artifacts. You can explore on your own or take a guided tour for more information about the impressive collection. Witness significant pieces of aviation history, such as the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and several World War II planes, before heading up the center’s observation tower to watch planes in action at the nearby airport. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your photo taken in front of a real-life space shuttle. There is an on-site IMAX theater, but tickets for its showings do sell out, so buy online in advance. Bring a jacket with you, as the large hangars can get cold. Make Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center a part of your Chantilly vacation plans using our Chantilly journey planning tool .
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  • October 3, 2017
    Incredible. Better than the air and space museum in DC. Diverse collection of key aircraft from the early 1900's through 2000 or so, including some big ones like the Concorde, Shuttle, and SR-71. Make...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Go and see this museum.....and you don't need to have kids in tow to enjoy it. Packed to the rafters with recent history. Some of the galleries are better than others - some have clearly had a makeove...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport is the companion facility to the museum in Washington, D.C. For my money it is the best air museum I have ever seen! There ...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    Wonderful museum! Amazing selection of fun, curious, unique and interesting aircraft. Impressive space display with the actual discovery space shuttle. The daunting presence of the SR71 blackbird was incredible. So much to see and do. And it was Free! Parking is $15, but it's free to park after 4pm. So go for an hour and a half and explore everything. Super cool place for any ages.
  • July 3, 2017
    I've been to downtown Smithsonian Air & Space and Dayton Air Force? Museum. This is right there with them and even more diverse with lots of Japanese & German WW II craft and other aircraft. My favorite 3 planes were 1. SR-71 Blackbird, 2. P-51 Mustang & 3. Concorde SST. I really liked the space vehicles too, especially since my dad worked for Boeing on many of them. Definitely worth seeing.
  • June 26, 2017
    Great set up of the airplanes and information is very nicely explained for each item on display. The staff was welcoming and helpful. The building was clean and had a great flow to the set up too. For younger children it may not be the place for them unless they are really into planes and they know how to read. You are able to have tour and there is an aviator movie you can watch.
  • June 1, 2017
    Visited with my husband, who is a big fan of planes and space exploration, but had a great time myself as well! Very well curated, arranged, and designed. The signage and information presented is really great for engaging with what you're seeing, and to feel like you can learn and participate without prior knowledge. We easily spent several hours here and could have stayed longer. It stands alone well enough from the original Air and Space Museum as well, you can do both in the same weekend without feeling like you're repeating anything but it also is fresher and handles crowds better than the museum on the Mall.
  • June 19, 2017
    Awesome experience as someone who works in the industry. Wonderful history with full size artifacts. There are activities announced throughout the day for students. The tower view was not impressive as I imagined. The airport was blocked by trees. I didn't take the time to figure out the landing times to know when to expect landings. You would think there would be a board to show arrival times. The traffic control was closed when I visited.

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