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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  • Took our grandson here for the movie and a little bit of history. He loved it all. Best part when we got there to park the gate was down meaning they were collecting on exit 15.00 to park. By the time...  more »
  • The best of the best. Do not hesitate one bit go to this site if it is loving or not it does not matter. You will be delighted with all the specimens that can be seen metres away from you. Didn't want to go...
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  • This is probably the largest air and space museum in the world. Make sure you give yourself a full day. The public transit or uber pool are probably the best transportation options if you don't have a...  more »
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  • Such an amazing museum to spend a day at. Their collection of aircraft and space memorabilia is truly amazing. All the displays were functioning when I was there during Labor day weekend. A great place to take the kids and any space/aviation geek to. Parking is $15 but so worth it. Definitely need to go again for another visit soon. I'm sure I'll see something new the next time around.
  • This place is about as awesome as it gets. There are a hundred historic planes each with their own neat story. There is a nice section for space and another for planes. You can also look into their workshop where they restore the planes which is very interesting. I think that this is a one of a kind experience and something that you should definitely do while you are visiting or living near or in the city.
  • So much to see at the Air and Space Museum! The exhibits are well laid out and keep you engaged. There is a vast space section that greatly impressed me. The space shuttle Discovery was amazing to see in person. There is also a large collection of different tools and equipment used in space. Spend some time in the Air Traffic Control tower watching planes and don't forget to check out the aircraft restoration wing!
  • Where else can you see a shuttle lander and a blackbird at the same time? I love this place. Great fun for all ages. Loads of historic aircraft. Loads of simulators to choose from. Do be sure to go on one of the many free tours as well.
  • The place has a lot of ancient aircraft and parts of space ships. An interesting display was the aircraft which were researched upon but did not actually fly. They also have a collection of Nazi aircraft from World war II. The place is good for people interested in aviation and history. It Ali's has a lot on the gliding industry especially paragliding industry. Overall it has a lot of information. Ideal for children. Wheelchair accessible. Typically about 2 hours visit. Also has an IMAX if you want to stay longer and McDonald's if you are hungry.

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